Sarah Maguire gets close to the heart of Spain on a tapas tour of Madrid.
Madrid resident Paul Richardson nominates his favourite late-night venues in a capital where life begins after dark.
Lenny Ann Low sets out from Madrid on an overnight 'hotel' journey across the countryside to France.
A Bordeaux bolthole for $120 a night? A riverside retreat in Lisbon for the same? Here's our guide to some of Europe's best-value hotels and guesthouses this season.
Flamenco isn't the only theatrical flourish on the historic streets of the Spanish capital, writes David Whitley.
When the sun sets, Brian Johnston joins Madrilenos in the tapeo, the city's essential bar-hopping ritual.
From Visigoths to Moors to Christians and power-mad kings, Toledo wears its Castilian history with elan, writes Jack Watkins.
Jeanine Barone uses Madrid's excellent rail network to explore eight of the nation's most impressive sights.