Short Break (15 community guides)

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#1/15
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Destination: Madrid
Trip type: Short Break
These funky places to stay, all in buzzing downtown locations in Madrid, offer simple yet stylish accommodation with no expensive frills... read more »
#2/15
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4.666665
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Destination: Barcelona
Some of Spain’s top chefs are behind the new wave of gourmet bars in the Catalan capital of Barcelona, where top-quality tapas cost just a few euros a plate... read more »
#3/15
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5
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Destination: Madrid
The Mercado de San Miguel is a magnet for foodies in the Spanish capital. Sample the mouthwatering fare of its food stalls, then set off on a tapas crawl of Madrid or join an evening wine tasting... read more »
#4/15
Rating:
5
(1 comment)
Destination: Madrid
Trip type: Shopping, Short Break
Enjoy shopping heaven in Madrid with my guide to the best areas to shop around Calle Serrano... read more »
#5/15
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5
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For an authentic Spanish experience off the tourist beat, spend a couple of days in Valladolid, home to one of Spain’s most important museums and also a bit of a gourmet hotspot ... read more »
#6/15
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5
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As simple pleasures go, eating heaps of the freshest oysters and mussels takes some beating. Add a few glasses of chilled cava and a view of the Med for a perfect day on Spain’s east-coast Ebro Delta... read more »
#7/15
Rating:
4.5
(2 comments)
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 »
#8/15
Rating:
4
(1 comment)
Destination: Lanzarote
Trip type: Beach, Eco, Winter Sun
Explore the surprisingly undeveloped north of Lanzarote in the Canary Islands and take in sleepy fishing villages, volcanic landscapes and wild beaches ... read more »
#9/15
Rating:
4
(1 comment)
Destination: Benidorm
Design might not be the first thing you associate with Benidorm, but the mega resort on the Costa Blanca is a microcosm of 1960s and 70s architecture. The contemporary buildings are pretty groovy, too... read more »
#10/15
Rating:
4
(1 comment)
Destination: Madrid
Trip type: Shopping, Short Break
Enjoy shopping heaven in Madrid with my guide to the best areas to shop around Calle Jorge Juan... read more »
#11/15
Rating:
4
(1 comment)
Destination: Las Palmas
Old world meets new in the capital of Gran Canaria. From its ornate Spanish balconies, patios and squares to its modern clubs, bars and cool urban beach life, Las Palmas thrills ... read more »
#12/15
Rating:
4
(2 comments)
Destination: Tossa de Mar
Kylie Minogue is becoming a regular fixture in Tossa de Mar, bringing a touch of glamour back to the Costa Brava resort that has always attracted an arty crowd... read more »
#13/15
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0
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Destination: Madrid
Trip type: Shopping, Short Break
Oh-so-cool neighbourhood packed with funky boutiques. ... read more »
#14/15
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Destination: Madrid
Trip type: Shopping, Short Break
One-off boutiques and vintage fashion in boho barrio. ... read more »
#15/15
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Destination: Madrid
Trip type: Shopping, Short Break
Downtown Madrid is packed with a mix of traditional shops and high-street names.... read more »
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