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.

russafa-district-valencia

For one reason or another the area around the train station in any given city was always one of the least desirable areas of town and rife with drugs and petty crime. Walking around today, it's hard to believe that not so long ago Ruzafa was that district...

turia-gardens-valencia-spain

Where once a river ran through it, now 9 kms of park snake through the heart of the city. The Editor explores Valencia’s green belt by bike, finishing the day at the sensational City of Arts and Sciences… It’s T-shirt weather in Valencia in December, as I pedal from my hotel to the nearby Turia…

vivavalencia

Better beaches than Barcelona, more picturesque than Madrid, and less visited than both. Anna Baranek reveals the charms of this city of paella, parties and pyrotechnics… Valencia bakes in the sun by day, smells of oranges at night and burns entirely once a year, during the world-renowned Las Fallas Festival,…

balneari-prats-hotel

Welcome to the first ever “Boutique & Unique” hotel review on Urban Travel Blog. With this series of posts we aim to create a stunning portfolio of unique accommodation for our readers to visit around the world… In A Nutshell Balneari Prats is a historic spa hotel in Caldes de Malavella,…

majorca-itinerary

We love a break from the city, almost as much as we love a city break, and in our latest Escape adventure The Editor spends ten days in Majorca exploring the island’s best beaches and culture. A far cry from his last visit. My face is pressed up close against the dark surface…