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Destination: Malaga
More familiar as the gateway to the Costa del Sol, the breezy Mediterranean port of Malaga is also a perfect spot for art-lovers to while away a weekend... read more »
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5
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Forget Majorca's package-holiday image - the island's capital, Palma, makes a decidedly chic choice for a short break, with a lovely old town, great bars and restaurants, and even a crowd-free beach... read more »
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4.333335
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You don't have to have religion to 'walk the walk' to Santiago de Compostela. Food, wine, history or interesting company might be your motivation. Or there could be something else....... read more »
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4.5
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Destination: Leon
A key stop on the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela, León is the place to go for Romanesque, Gothic and Gaudí architecture. The past is palpable, but this is a throughly modern, vibrant city... read more »
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4.5
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The most romantic break of my life started with candlelit tapas and poolside sangria in Seville and ended in Extremadura, in a hotel so heart-breakingly beautiful we could barely step outside ... read more »
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4.5
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Destination: Seville
In Seville you can spend all day strolling round plazas, appreciating the culture, sampling the tapas, or listening to live flamenco guitarists. Some plazas are well known, but others are a secret... read more »
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4.5
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Destination: Palma
Most visitors to Majorca’s capital, Palma are pleasantly surprised by its cosmopolitan and upmarket feel. With the feel of a sanitised Barcelona, Palma is a easy city to explore and enjoy.... read more »
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4
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With roaming peacocks, open-air sculptures and dancing on the streets, Oviedo, Woody Allen’s favourite Spanish city, is a wonderful place to let your imagination run wild... read more »
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4
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Destination: Elche
Just 10 miles from Alicante, Elche is a peaceful oasis where you can soak up the history, sit in the shade of the palm trees - and do some serious shoe shopping in the footwear capital of Spain!... read more »
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4
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Destination: Ronda
One of Spain's oldest, most romantic cities, Ronda has grown up around the plunging gorge of El Tajo. Look down if you dare - then check out these ideas for what else to do and where to eat and stay... read more »
#11/17
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3
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The Spanish Pyrenees are a walker's paradise during the summer months and La Seu d'Urgell is a perfect base offering spectacular views, an abundance of wild flowers and crystal clear rivers and lakes... read more »
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Far from the madding crowds of the Costas, the gem-like walled city of Gerona is a haven of history, culture and top cuisine - with Dali on the doorstep, too... read more »
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Destination: Cordoba, Andalusia
Trip type: Cultural
The narrow, winding streets of Cordoba's Old City hide treasures from a splendid past at the heart of European culture ... read more »
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Destination: Palma
A vintage train journey across Mallorca’s high mountains transports passengers to a more leisurely age. Climb aboard the tiny Vitamin C Express...... read more »
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Destination: Denia, Javea
Forget Benidorm and the worst excesses of the Costa Blanca; just a short drive from Alicante is the real Spain, a land of hillside villages, almond and orange groves, and religiously-observed siestas... read more »
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4.8
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Fierce rivals on the pitch, but which city comes out on top for that city break? Barcelona’s popularity suggests this match is a foregone conclusion, but can the Madrilenos pull off a famous win?... read more »
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Sprinkeld just west of Moroccan shores, the sun-kissed, pleasantly tempered Canary Islands abound in natural, cultural and archaeological wonders.... read more »
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