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.
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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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How to experience adventure in Tenerife

There's more to Tenerife than its broad, sandy beaches and glitzy resorts. Venture into its volcanic interior to discover landscapes poised for thrilling adventure, or head to the capital to sample exciting cuisine and dive deep into the island's culture.

A city guide to Granada, Spain

The grand, medieval Alhambra palace sets the tone in a historic city awash with traditions. But while one foot is in the past, the other is tapping out a modern beat: scratch the surface to discover hidden trails, markets and a youthful music scene.

A neighbourhood guide to Seville

The Andalucian capital may have a collection of classic sights, but that’s only half the story. Its atmospheric barrios, home to fresh flavours and burgeoning art scenes, are breathing new life into the city.
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Sustainable, accessible and tech-savvy: discover the European Capitals of Smart Tourism

The European Capital of Smart Tourism initiative champions EU tourism destinations striving for inclusivity, creativity, digitalisation and sustainability. Gothenburg and Málaga, the 2020 capitals, are leading the way.
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From farm to glass in Barcelona: the story of Estrella Damm and its homegrown, world-class beer

The lager — made from ingredients harvested near the brewery in Barcelona — is known for its distinctive taste that’s savoured in bars, restaurants and homes around the globe. But when it comes to its creation, things remain strictly Mediterranean.

A city guide to Palma, the laid-back Majorcan capital

Majorca’s capital has long attracted sun-seekers, but its burgeoning high-end food scene, chic design boutiques and laidback bars make this a stellar Spanish city break.

Eight unmissable restaurants in Bilbao, northern Spain

Our pick of the best places to eat in the Basque capital, a city that knows a thing or two about good food and drink. 

How to make the perfect Spanish tortilla

This omelette is all about good ingredients — but what those are is up for debate. Peter Sanchez-Iglesias, executive chef at Decimo at London's The Standard hotel, breaks it down.

How to experience the culinary traditions of Bilbao, the heart of Spain's Basque Country

Renowned for its art and riverfront architecture, Bilbao is a city of chattering markets, long nights and football-mad locals, but it also knows a thing or two about good food and drink.

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