Spain

  • 21 Last minute Easter escapes
    Leipzig: music, music, music! This year, the three divisions of Leipzig's oldest cultural institution, the Thomana, celebrate their 800th anniversary with a stunning programme of concerts and events. Why not...

  • 22 The Spanish 'Mona Lisa' goes to Paris
    This 'twin' of the Mona Lisa comes from the former Royal Collection and has been in Spain since the seventeenth century, and in the possession of the Prado Museum for...

  • 23 Hotel Son Net: The life of luxury in Majorca
    Tucked away in the quiet village of Puigpunyent, hidden behind tall palm trees and surrounded by the majestic Tramuntana mountains lies the beautiful rural hotel Son Net. Once a private...

  • 24 The best of Ibiza
    Sensational sunsetsGlorious sunsets over the Med may be a common occurrence on Ibiza, but that doesn't make them any less breath-taking. As the sun begins to sink towards the horizon...

  • 25 A taste of Spanish sunshine
    Egyptian-born Claudia Roden revolutionised the way Westerners viewed Middle Eastern cuisine with the publication of A Book of Middle Eastern Food in 1968. She has since turned her attention to...

  • 26 The snow show comes to Europe
    The heavy snow across Europe may have provided the kids with outdoor fun and a few unscheduled days off school but the severity of the polar cold snap is especially...

  • 27 Ten top ski resorts around the world
    Baqueira Beret, Spain
The finest ski station in Spain boasts state-of-the-art ski lifts, more kilometres of piste than any other, and its strategic orientation pretty much guarantees good snow. This year...

  • 28 Vitoria: Spain's emerald city
    A medium-sized city with a huge commitment to the environment and great quality of life, Vitoria combines a pretty medieval Old Town with modern facilities and a forward-thinking attitude to...

  • 29 The greenest cities in Europe
    Launched in 2008, with the first award made in 2010, the European Green Capital initiative is designed to promote sustainable development and care for the environment. As around four out...

  • 30 Travel highlights for 2012
    London Olympics With three and a half million tickets sold and a build up that has been headline news for the last year or more, it would be hard to...

  • 31 The Canaries – a perfect place for Christmas
    Over four million Brits prefer to celebrate Christmas abroad. Some of them choose snowy ski resorts in the Alps and Pyrenees, but many are looking to add a little sunshine...

  • 32 Cool and unusual Spanish hotels
    How do you fancy sleeping in a tree top? In a red stone fortress? Under the stars? In a converted cinema? Or in a traditional Bedouin haymah? These original hotels...

  • 33 The gastronomy of Spain's Navarre region comes to London
    Navarre – or Navarra as the Spanish call it – is a region way up in the north east of Spain, on the border with the French region of Aquitaine...

  • 34 'Pintxos' – the way the Basques do 'tapas'
    One of the best ways to get to know a new location is to explore the local cuisine, particularly in a place like the Basque Country where gastronomy plays such...

  • 35 Europe's spectacular natural heritage
    Dramatic mountains – the vast Durmitor massif in the eponymous national park in northwestern Montenegro, the volcanic mass of Mount Teide, and the dramatic Dolomites in the Italian Alps where...

  • 36 YSL retrospective in Madrid
    The exhibition, on display at the Fundacion Mapfre on the elegant tree-lined boulevard Paseo de Recoletos in the centre of the city, is the first hosted in Spain to look...

  • 37 It's 'that time of year' for Spanish deer
    It's October, and the leaves are turning colour. And, as the forests begin to put on their finest in shades of gold, ochre, yellow, red and rust, nature has added...

  • 38 Extreme Sailing comes to the Med
    Now in its fifth season, the Extreme Sailing Series is a unique concept: the vessels are Extreme 40 catamarans, all identical and capable of speeds over 70 kilometres an hour...

  • 39 A question of golf
    That Spain is a favourite destination for golf lovers is well known. The country owes this reputation to two main factors: the climate and the world-class quality of the greens...

  • 40 Palacio de Cutre: an elegant palace hotel in northern Spain
    The countryside, natural scenery and the sea, local culture and fine regional and traditional cuisine... these are just some of the attractions of Asturias that Nick Clegg and his family...



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