Rupert Parker puts on his hiking boots and explores the rugged interior of Gran Canaria
Rupert Parker explores Spain’s ancient Camino Primitivo through Asturias to Galicia
The most westerly and smallest of the Canary Islands, El Hierro was once considered the end of the world until Columbus discovered America.
Valencia may be third in line after Madrid and Barcelona, but those in the know might just regard her with a lot more affection. Andy Mossack discovers why so many visitors fall under her spell.
The Sierra de Aracena and Picos de Aroche Natural Park is a relatively unknown part of Andalucía, around an hour’s drive west from Seville
Considering the talcum powder-fest that is the annual Fiesta de los Indianos had taken place yesterday, the streets of Santa Cruz are looking positively pristine.
I’ve long thought of the Costa Brava as a destination for those 60’s cheap holidays in the sun, mass tourism on a grand scale. And indeed it’s true that Spain encouraged a rash of charter flights and built large faceless hotels in places like the appropriately named Tossa del Mar.
It’s late afternoon and I’m standing in the Roman equivalent of the bleachers, once capable of seating 30,000 spectators, looking at the ancient circus of Tarraco.
Potato salad – a Spanish regional speciality? Really?
Ask anyone to rattle off a few Spanish delicacies and the results will be fairly predictable – gazpacho, patatas bravas, tortilla, paella, boquerones and a preponderance of bull’s bits will all rate a mention.
The most northwesterly of the Canaries, La Palma is also apparently the world’s steepest island, something to bear in mind when you’re considering hiking its network of trails.