Two weeks in Spain and no idea where to start? Our "Grand Tour" puts you on the right track.
The vibrant capital is at the heart of all that makes modern Spain tick, from world-class art collections to a buzzing café society and a wild nightlife.
With time for just one side-trip from Madrid, it has to be the old rock-bound capital of Toledo, the home of El Greco and packed with magnificent buildings.
You could spend weeks exploring Andalucía – but for a taster, Seville combines gorgeous buildings with a vibrant flamenco and tapas scene.
The rapidly changing city of Valencia – cultural hub of the east, not to mention the spiritual home of paella – makes a natural break on the journey up the long Mediterranean coast.
Leave Spain – as the locals would have you believe – for the cool Catalan capital, with its Art Nouveau architecture, designer shops, and stylish bars and clubs.
The two-hour side-trip towards the French border is made with only one destination in mind – the extraordinary Teatre-Museu Dalí.
This handsome city sits at the heart of the Rioja region, and while it's only small there's nothing modest about its superb tapas and wine bars. From here, you could detour along the northern coast.
Re-live Spain's Golden Age in the capital of Castilla y León, whose majestic Plaza Mayor has no equal.
The most beautiful city in Spain, its buildings fashioned from a honey-coloured stone that glows as the sun sets.