Spain

  • 21 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 urban management....

  • 22 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 of every five...

  • 23 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 miss the fact that in 2012 Britain – and more...

  • 24 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 to the last week of the year....

  • 25 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 appeal to the deepest emotions, the sense...

  • 26 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. Best known outside the country for its capital...

  • 27 '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 an important role. The Basques call their...

  • 28 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 green...

  • 29 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 back on the life and work of the...

  • 30 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 an original sound track for the spectacle....

  • 31 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, and the eleven teams include...

  • 32 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. And who would know the...

  • 33 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 have enjoyed...

  • 34 Extreme dining in Spain
    Dinner on the dark side Taste is just one of the five senses, of course, but what happens to it when one of the others is completely blocked out? That's a question you should be able to answer after...

  • 35 Five-star train-spotting!
    The Blue Train  Ranked among the very best hotels in the world, not only for the luxury and exclusivity of the accommodation and the quality of the service, but also for the chance to travel back...

  • 36 Enjoy a drink among Roman ruins
    Along the Costa Daurada – the golden coast – beach flags flutter, as blue as the sea itself, denoting water quality, environmental standards and safety. The quintessentially Mediterranean climate...

  • 37 Sun, sand and... lava, in Tenerife
    In Tenerife, a land of carnival, unique history and natural wonders, a diverse landscape surrounds the volcanic mass of Mount Teide. There are volcanic beaches and fine sand beaches, waters where you can...

  • 38 Magical Mediterranean islands
    Brac (Croatia) 
 Zlatni Rat – the 'golden cape' – near Bol is probably Croatia's finest beach. The beautiful horn of pale sand juts into the sea, extending for nearly half a mile, and is...

  • 39 The southeastern tip of Spain
    You may experience a kind of deja vu as you roam around the rugged landscapes of Cabo de Gata-Nijar on the coast of Almeria in southern Spain. This is hardly surprising, as it has featured in TV series,...

  • 40 Cool pools around the world
    Imagine an endless horizon as pool, sea and sky blend in a perfect shade of azure blue. Some of the best luxury hotels offer their perfect pools for your pleasure. Will you take the plunge? The Oberoi...



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