Wednesday, September 27, 2023


LISBON: A cool cultural destination

WANT to escape the scorching heat of southern Spain and visit a diverse city with a rich cultural heritage and excellent food scene? As...

IN PICS: Gracia street festival, Barcelona

The Vila de Gràcia street festival is considered one of Barcelona's most arty and festive celebrations. Each year, for five days in late August, there's...

VUELTA A ESPANA: Your virtual Tour of Spain

TWENTY-TWO teams, 21 stages and three weeks of spectacular aerial footage of Spain allowing you to watch a gripping race while planning your next trip.

MADRID HOTELS: The 10 top rooftop pools

SUMMER is the best time to visit Madrid thanks to the huge number of hotels with rooftop pools. Here are the most stylish for a cool dip

OPEN-AIR CINEMA: Spain’s summer best

SPAIN'S open-air cinemas are perfect for summer nights, whether in the city or on the beach. Here's the best from Ibiza and Madrid to Seville and Barcelona.

Don’t Miss: the best of what’s on in Spain

Events for the week and month ahead from Ibiza to Sevilla and Madrid. Visit Ibiza's BLOOP exhibition or make a show of yourself at the Tomatina Festival in Valencia.

ARTS: Madrid’s sizzling summer of culture

VERANOS de la Villa has 200 inspiring events by international artists in 25 locations (many outdoors). Book your trip to the capital now! Ends August 27.

DON’T MISS: the best of what’s on in Spain

TOP events for late August, early September, from Sevilla to San Sebastian, Madrid to Barcelona, and regattas and festivals to nights in the Alcazar.

GET PLANNING: 12 ideas for trips in Spain

WITH castles and national parks, Michelin restaurants, paradors, designer boutiques and UNESCO sites, planning a trip in Spain is hard. Here's some help.

The hidden side of Benidorm

IT’S best known for its stag parties and excessive boozing - not to mention its own TV programme. But there is a lot more going...

PLANNING AHEAD: Valencia in July

With temperatures soaring and cerulean skies, it’s officially summer in vibrant city of Valencia. And in true Mediterranean style, that means a fantastic line-up...

SHORT BREAK: Enjoy the Volcanic Paradise of Cabo de Gata in Spain’s Almeria

FORMED by volcanoes, Cabo de Gata is one of the most unspoilt paradises on the Almerian costa, if not the entire south coast of...

KICK OFF: Legends, The Home of Football

FOR football memorabilia, history and immersive 4D experiences head to a new museum in Madrid dedicated to the beautiful game. Pope Francis wanted it in...

Short Break: Jerez, Little City of Stars

TOM Jones is singing, celebrity chef Jordi Cruz is cooking, and you’re staying in a palace. No, you’re not Marbella or Barcelona or a...

Benidorm bids for €3 million grant to install elevators to access iconic tourist spot on Spain’s Costa Blanca

BENIDORM council wants to install a network of elevators to improve access to the Tossal de La Cala viewpoint. Access up the 889 metre-long steep...

DINING CAPITAL: The place to eat out in Spain is not where you might think it is

WHEN I researched a restaurant book on Andalucia a decade ago, I came across some wonderful hidden gems tucked away in the tiniest inland...

Why the city of Cordoba should be top of your travel list right now

SPAIN is not short of beautiful cities oozing history from between the cracks of their ancient iconic buildings, such as Granada’s Alhambra and Sevilla’s...

Marvellous Marbella: Taking a look at the Costa del Sol city synonymous with style and glamour

SWIRLING a glass of flinty French rose, he looked every bit the suave English gentleman you’d expect of Hugh Grant. Holding court with a group...

FLOWER POWER: How to get around Cordoba’s spectacular Festival of Patios this May

A PRESIDENT of the Amigos de los Patios association once said, ‘the Festival of the Patios is to Cordoba what San Fermin is to...

Short Break in Madrid: Five reasons why Spain’s arty capital draws us in

GET set, ready… Go! The masks are off and it’s time for an adventure. But nothing too exotic. Madrid is the perfect spring escape. And...

Mountains of fun: The countryside behind the bustling Costa del Sol takes you to a different Spain

LOOK up inland and from just about every tourist resort or villa on the Costa del Sol you can see a line up of...

Forbes lists Spain’s Malaga as World’s Best Alternative Capital City

THE prestigious magazine Forbes, well known for its lists and rankings, has chosen Malaga as the best city in the world as an alternative...

New Videogame Museum in Spain’s Malaga aims to be the second most visited museum in the province

THE OXO Videogame Museum of Malaga will open its doors next week with the ambition of becoming the second most visited museum in the...

Benidorm on Spain’s Costa Blanca gets EU boost to develop sustainable tourism

BENIDORM will get over €6 million of EU money to pay for a major sustainable tourism initiative. The city had bid for €8 million but...

Airbnb names Malaga as top trending travel destination for 2023

Malaga is the number one trending tourist destination for 2023, according to a popular international travel company.  Leading into 2023 Airbnb released a list of...

Home Brew: Where to eat in Ronda

IN a tiny back street, a torero’s cape length from the town’s famous bullring is a spit-and-sawdust bar that perfectly typifies Ronda. Nothing more...




Fresh general election in Spain looms, as Popular Party prime ministerial candidate loses first investiture vote

AS HAD BEEN widely predicted, Popular Party (PP) leader Alberto Nuñez Feijoo today lost the first vote at an investiture debate that could see...


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