By Annie.Bennett

Market forces: a gourmet tour of 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

A breezy short break in 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

In the footsteps of the kings of León

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

Chic budget hotels in Madrid

These funky places to stay, all in buzzing downtown locations in Madrid, offer simple yet stylish accommodation with no expensive frills

Benidorm: an architectural pilgrimage

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

Gastro bars in 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

Valladolid: cafés, culture and sculpture

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