From my city to yours: muralist Okuda San Miguel on the best of Madrid’s art scene

The Spanish artist recently unveiled a new mural in his home city, celebrating racial and gender diversity. We discuss his favourite galleries and exhibitions and discover his perfect day out in Madrid.

Discover the Spanish town with a hidden world of underground wineries

At first glance, the Spanish town of Aranda de Duero in Castile and León looks like any other. But beneath it and its surroundings you’ll find underground wineries serving reds, whites and tempting local cuisine.

Where to eat in Madrid: discover the city's hidden markets and local restaurants

Good food isn’t hard to come by in Madrid, but the sheer variety can overwhelm the uninitiated. For a unique flavour of the Spanish capital, dig a little deeper to discover thriving local markets and historic castizos bristling with tradition.

Six spectacular landmark hotels in inland Spain

Spain’s interior is littered with grand retreats to add to your hotel wish list, from urban palaces to spectacular paradors — state-run hotels often set within ancient monuments.

Exploring history and nature in Gran Canaria’s unmissable UNESCO World Heritage Site

The mountainous site of Risco Caído and the Sacred Mountains of Gran Canaria preserves traces of a long-vanished Aboriginal culture in lush natural surroundings. 

Six sophisticated restaurant-bars to visit in Barcelona

For an insider’s glimpse into the Spanish city’s exciting food and drinks scene, we’ve rounded up some of the best bars and cafes to hop between, all serving Estrella Damm, Barcelona’s beloved beer.

Four of Spain's lesser-known architectural wonders

From chapels to skyscrapers, the Iberian interior is littered with architectural treasures.

Exploring the uplands of Extremadura, western Spain's unsung hiking destination

Ancient monasteries, vulture sightings and thundering waterfalls — a hike through the dramatic, under-explored uplands of La Vera, in western Spain, offers enough to challenge both thighs and perceptions.

How to spend a day in Oviedo, Spain

From starting the day with morning pastries to dancing the night away to local folk music, here’s our itinerary for the perfect day in the Asturian capital.

Why the Balearic island of Formentera should be on your radar

Formentera is often referred to as Ibiza’s little sister, but with a fun bohemian character and some of Europe’s most beautiful beaches it’s a top-tier sea destination in its own right.

Beyond the Camino de Santiago: three alternative hikes in Spain

The Camino de Santiago (the Way of St James) is one of the world’s most epic, scenic hikes, but it’s just one of many in a country threaded with long-distance walking routes. These similarly soul-stirring trails offer some spectacular alternatives.

Asturias: a paradise of artisanal produce

For memorable meals experienced nowhere else, Asturias offers enticingly unique cuisine.

Following in the footsteps on Don Quixote on the vast plains of Castile-La Mancha, central Spain

On a quest to restore chivalry to the nation, Spain’s greatest literary hero, Don Quixote, roamed the Spanish region of Castile-La Mancha. This stark landscape, with its dramatic plains and hidden caves, forms an inspiring backdrop to a new canon of stories.

Six of the best adventure tours in inland Spain, from lynx-spotting to lavender festivals

Stray from the coast and delve into the country's heartland, where a raft of natural, cultural and active experiences await.

Six of the best alternative Spanish city breaks, from Lugo to Logroño

Whether it’s for food or fiestas, Spain’s lesser-known cities are just as beguiling as the big-hitters.

Spain’s greenways cut through some of the country’s most spectacular landscapes — here are five to try

More than 1,900 miles of disused railway lines have been converted to greenways for biking and hiking. These five trails showcase rural Spain at its best.

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