Spain

Whether it’s the non-stop party lifestyle and high culture of Madrid, or the breezy Mediterranean glamour of Barcelona, or the futuristic architecture of Valencia, urban travellers have plenty to choose from in Spain. Down south and you’ve got the more traditional city of Seville, with its tapas bars and flamenco tablaos, whilst the likes of Malaga, Cadiz and Granada also have plenty of sultry southern Spanish allure.

On the forgotten northern coast meet Bilbao, San Sebastian and A Coruna, where you’ll find the best cuisine in the country. Of course Spain is the land of crazy fiestas and the adventurous traveller won’t want to miss the chance to see Las Fallas in Valencia, hurl tomatoes at each other in Bunol, or outrun a bull or two in Pamplona. More civilised options include romantic holidays in the Balearics. Check below for a full list of adventures and guides we’ve published on Spain.

madrid-city-break

Defiant, dynamic and dangerously good fun, Emma Weinbren picks out the very best of the Spanish capital, from the Buen Retiro to the Bernabeu, with plenty to savour in between. If there’s one thing Madrid won’t tolerate, it’s being second best. Situated in the heart of the country, the city…

ibiza-romantic-holiday-break

For years Ibiza has been synonymous with raving and misbehaving, but, as he turns 30, Ben Rhodes is more than happy to swap Es for Zs and discover the laid back side of the White Isle on a romantic break for two. (Photos Olivia Saunders). Glow stick? Party whistle? Hot…

barcelona-architecture

…not created by Gaudi. Our editor and Barcelona expert highlights five sensational buildings by some of the great man’s contemporaries, lest history – and travellers – overlook them. Although you might find it hard to believe, given the column inches dedicated to our Antoni, Modernisme in Barcelona was far from…

barcelona-guide

Modernista masterpieces, medieval streets and Mediterranean sands are just three reasons why the Catalan capital is the perfect playpen for the urban explorer. Duncan Rhodes shares his tips for a fun weekend break…  If Barcelona were a woman she would be a ravishing but rebellious Miss World misfit, one who regularly neglects…