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Madrid

Spain

Spain: Cradle of conquistadors

The Extremadura regions is old-style Spain at its best, writes Lydia Bell.

Shopping

Spree de corps

Jaipur

Lee Tulloch There are no other stores quite like these 25 amazing shops, writes Lee Tulloch, globe-trotting shopper extraordinaire.

Spain

At home in Madrid

The energy and elegance of the Spanish capital makes for a rich life, writes Anthony Ham.

Spain

One day three ways Madrid

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Brian Johnston Stroll the old town and flower-splashed Plaza Oriente and admire the facades.

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Photo galleries

The world goes on show in Madrid

An hostess poses at the Mexican stand on January 19, 2011 in Madrid during the International Tourism Trade Fair (FITUR).

The annual International Tourism Trade Fair kicks off in Madrid as the UN reports global tourism surged last year.

This hotel is absolute garbage

The Corona Beach Garbage Hotel, Madrid

A new hotel has opened in the heart of Madrid proudly declaring that it's complete rubbish.

Travellers Tips

Europe

Keys to the cities

When in room ... and from Hotel Le Continental, Bordeaux.

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.

Expert advice

Tripologist: Decent digs for the new year

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?

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Travel News

Traveller deals: Abu Dhabi discounts

St Regis Abu Dhabi entrance

JULIETTA JAMESON | Stop over at one of Abu Dhabi's most luxurious hotels for 45 per cent less.

Orpheus Island resort takes luxury to another level

JULIETTA JAMESON | Orpheus Island Beach Resort on the Great Barrier Reef has just opened its newly renovated South Suites.

Deals of the week: Cruising goes half price

EDITED BY JULIETTA JAMESON | Ambling from Scandinavia to sunny Miami, this 47-night cruise package is now almost half price.

Traveller letters: Understand how a cash passport card works

I purchased a cash passport card and have widely used it throughout Europe.

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