Grab a marker and get ready to strike two lines from your bucket list: Paris and Barcelona await on this cross-Iberian odyssey. Among the greatest cities on the planet, they beckon with a Flamenco twirl of tapas, wine and top-notch sites, ranging from the iron girders of the Eiffel Tower to the haunting spires of … Read more
The journey from Madrid to Valencia takes you straight across the heartlands of western Spain. Between dusty sierras and the lands where one Don Quixote used to roam, it could be a 300-kilometre, multi-day odyssey filled with flamenco dances and tastes of Manchego cheese. Or, you could smash it in less than 1.5 hours, which … Read more
Every Spain bucket list should include both Barcelona and Madrid. One is the home of the spiked turrets of Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia, fringed by vibrant summer beaches, and cut through by the Art Deco playhouses of Las Ramblas. The other is the nation’s fun-loving, hedonistic capital, where nightlife pulses through the streets and the ghosts … Read more
If Madrid is the heart of Spain, little Toledo, sat some 66 kilometres to the south-west, could just be its soul. Its maze-like old city perches on a hill above the curvaceous Tagus River, rolling from Gothic cathedrals to arabesque mosques to hidden Roman ruins. If you’re keen to ditch the hubbub of the capital … Read more
Barcelona might have the great Neo-Gothic cathedral of La Sagrada Familia and the bustling bars of Las Ramblas, but Valencia touts one of the most famous science museums in Europe, gorgeous urban parks, and – of course – that legendary spiced rice that is paella. Thankfully, you might not even have to decide between the … Read more
The easternmost of Spain’s Canary Islands, Lanzarote boasts a wonderful climate with low rainfall and warm temperatures all year-round. Lanzarote is the perfect destination for a beach holiday, but a trip to this island also gives travelers the chance to see volcanos and other geologic attractions up close, to visit beautiful towns, and interesting museums, and to cruise around on the water. Lanzarote is now appealing to a broader market, including independent travelers, so if you’re wondering what to do in Lanzarote, whether visiting as a couple, as a family, or with friends, read on to discover our top 10 things to do.
Filled with gorgeous little bays of turquoise waters surrounded by pine-clad cliffs, Menorca is truly beautiful. The quieter alternative to its big brother, Majorca, Menorca, meaning the “smaller island”, attracts families and those looking for an escape from the typical nightlife and loud atmosphere that exists on some of Spain’s other islands. But this isn’t just a quiet beach destination, Menorca also has much to offer culture and history lovers too. We feature the best of this Balearic Island in our top 10 things to do in Menorca guide.
Bilbao is an inviting blend of striking architecture, surrounded by green hills and beautiful countryside. Known for its wonderful Basque cuisine and ample culture, this city in Northern Spain is far more than just the home of the Guggenheim. Whether you’re a fan of modern architecture of the more traditional styles, Bilbao features both. The city’s cooler climate makes this a great place to visit in the summer months, when many other Spanish cities are sweltering, but be prepared for rainfall at any time of the year. If you’re planning a visit, here are our recommended top 10 things to do in Bilbao.
Whether you’re vacationing as a family, and individual, with friends, or as a couple you’ll never get bored when you visit Tenerife. Whether it’s lying back and relaxing on the beach or spending time admiring the historic buildings, enjoying a round of golf, getting close to nature and watching whales in their natural environment; a visit to Tenerife is one that involves many adventures. For more ideas about what to do in Tenerife, read on for our list of the top 10 attractions on the island.
Few sights in Spain are as stirring as the honey-hued spires of the Granada Alhambra rising before the snow-capped Sierra Nevada. It’s a place every lover of the Iberian Peninsula should see at least once, which is no doubt why the trip to this historic and wonderful city deep in the hills of Andalusia is … Read more
Spelt Majorca and Mallorca, whichever way you spell it this island is the largest in the Balearics! Part of Spain, Majorca has been attracting package tourists for decades to its beautiful beaches, nightlife, and great weather, and although the beaches and nightlife are still a big draw for tourists, this island has a lot, lot more to discover, from old towns to beautiful villages, castles, cathedrals, winding mountain roads, and Roman and Moorish remains. Read on to discover what we recommend as the top 10 things to do in Majorca.
Situated just 62 miles (100 km) off the coast of Africa, the island of Fuerteventura is part of Spain’s Canary Islands, though it has many similarities to nearby Africa. The rugged landscape features volcanoes and cliffs that make way to beautiful beaches, and the homes and buildings have an African feel to them. Renowned for being a sun and sand destination, Fuerteventura has many other things to see and do as well. Read on to find out which Fuerteventura attractions should be on your top 10 list.
Madrid is the sleepless, spirited capital of Spain. Rolling out in the shadow of the Sierra de Guadarrama in the geographical centre of the country, it flits from moody medieval districts to chic modern areas that bustle with big business. The main attractions are vignettes of the Baroque and the beautiful, from the statue-topped Puerta … Read more
Fairy-tale architecture joins hands with a rambunctious nightlife scene right on the edge of the Mediterranean Sea to make Barcelona one of the most attractive city break destinations in the world. There’s a little bit of everything here. Your culture comes from the glut of museums that showcase everything from Catalan painting to Picasso. Your … Read more