From picture-perfect villages nestled in the folds of mountains to extravagant architecture, Spain is a visual treat. It’s also one of the world’s leading culinary destinations, boasts stunning coastlines and is home to some of the most vibrant cities in Europe. However you choose to explore this captivating country, plan your trip with our map of Spain below.

Start by trying a Rioja or two at a fabulously stylish bodega, and while you’re in the region head to the iconic avant garden temple of wine, the Bodegas Ysios. Head on to Madrid and you’ll find world-class cultural highlights like the Prado, Reina Sofía and Santiago Bernabéu. But whether you’re trying tapas, haute cuisine, flamenco or clubbing, the city really wakes up when night falls. In Barcelona, meanwhile, you’ll be dazzled by inventive architecture, sun-kissed beaches and Catalan creativity everywhere you look, from Gaudí’s stupendous Sagrada Família and mosaic-encrusted Parc Güell to the dramatically redeveloped waterfront quarter.

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The best hotels in Spain: pick of the paradores

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When it comes to accommodation, paradores are in a class of their own and undoubtedly among the best hotels in Spain. Converted from castles, monasteries and ot…

29 Nov 2018 • Rachel Lawrence insert_drive_file Article
Pigging out with the Pata Negras: a road trip to taste the world's most expensive ham

Pigging out with the Pata Negras: a road trip to taste the world's most expensive ham

Heidi Fuller-love heads out on the trail of Spain's most exclusive Jamon. Hanging ham hocks click heels like flamenco castanets in the wild Sierra wind as I pu…

19 Nov 2018 • Heidi Fuller-Love insert_drive_file Article
Ibiza's unspoilt little sister: why you should take it slow on Formentera

Ibiza's unspoilt little sister: why you should take it slow on Formentera

Ibiza, Mallorca, Menorca - Spain's most popular gaggle of Balearic Islands have long dominated the sun, sea and sand scene. But Formentera, the smallest of the …

09 Jul 2018 • Olivia Rawes insert_drive_file Article
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