Annie Bennett suggests where to watch the passing show — and where to join it — as spring warms the city of Madrid.
If you think the festive season is missing its magic, a wander through some of Europe's best Christmas markets will do wonders for your yuletide spirit, says Brian Johnston.
Sarah Maguire Sarah Maguire gets close to the heart of Spain on a tapas tour of Madrid.
Food and wine
Restaurante Botin's suckling pig has fed a procession of famous names for three centuries, writes Lance Richardson.
The annual International Tourism Trade Fair kicks off in Madrid as the UN reports global tourism surged last year.
A new hotel has opened in the heart of Madrid proudly declaring that it's complete rubbish.
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.
Tripologist With the rise of online booking sites that offer rooms at discounts, to what extent is the age-old advice to book early still valid?