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Parc Guell in Barcelona

One-week Spain and Portugal by train itinerary

From paella to port, churros to custard tarts – eat and drink your way through two countries as you travel across Spain and Portugal by train. This one-week rail trip takes you from the Mediterranean to the Atlantic, starting…

Visiting Madrid on a budget

Visiting Madrid on a budget

Barcelona has Gaudi, Granada has the Alhambra, Santiago has its pilgrims – but if you’re looking for the perfect Spanish city break, Madrid has a bit of everything. This vibrant, energetic city has plenty of different sides – soak…

The romance of Ronda, Andalucia, Spain
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The romance of Ronda, Spain

I have to confess I’m not much of a romantic. I don’t do Valentine’s Day, my husband and I don’t have a song, and I’m not 100% sure of the date of our first kiss. I’ve been romantically uninspired…

Winter in Seville, Spain: A city break guide

Tiles and tapas: Things to do in winter in Seville, Spain

Streets lined with orange trees, tapas bars hung with hams, horse-drawn carriages, flamenco shows and even a bull ring – Seville’s got everything you’d expect from Spain, wrapped up in one beautiful package, with a mix of architectural influences…