Whether you seek beaches, shops, cuisine or culture, follow in the footsteps of Columbus and explore Spain’s glorious second city, writes Simon Calder Travel essentialsWhy go now?Culture, cuisine and conviviality: the Catalan capital is superlative in every dimension. Fares are falling in line with the temperature, though the warm autumn has lingered in Barcelona … More 48 Hours In: Barcelona
Annie Bennett explores a secret world of tunnels and dungeons beneath the Spanish city’s Alhambra palace. The Alhambra at dusk Photo: CORBIS Image 1 of 2 There is a long tunnel under the Alhambra, which comes out at the bottom of the hill, and a secret door in the Ambassador’s Hall <!– remove the … More Granada, Spain: Going underground beneath the Alhambra – Telegraph
The New York TimesBy PENELOPE GREENPublished: March 29, 2009 MAJORCAN summers are infamous for the swells they attract: the billionaires on their megayachts, the movie stars at their mountain estates. Michael Douglas has a house in Deià, and in nearby Sóller, there is an outpost of the Ashram, Malibu’s answer to asceticism, at which studio … More 36 Hours in Majorca
by Sarah WildmanTravel – NY Times ON the small roads between Cantallops and Llançà — two names that were barely dots on our map of Catalonia in northeastern Spain — the lush mountain greenery turned quickly to farmland rolling out for miles around us and filled with sunflowers and bales of hay. We were traveling … More Spain’s Wild Coast – Costa Brava
Published by The Observer.co.ukJohn Carlin trawls the little-known Spanish city of San Sebastián, where every local bar is a culinary heaven and Michelin stars grow on trees Further evidence that, never mind what Tony Blair might have you believe, the British are very different from the Americans was provided in a conversation I had with … More Is San Sebastian the best place to eat in Europe?