From the heart of the old city to the showpiece architecture, Madrid can rival Paris, Rome and Barcelona for the breadth of its monuments.
From the gintonic to sargadoa, the Thirsty Explorer discovers why the Basque have their own word for love when referring to food and drink.
Delve into the heart of the Spanish capital by visiting the places Madrileños go – from their favourite chocolaterías and tapas bars to the shop where they buy their flamenco shoes.
BBC Travel reader Sumayya Seedat plans to tour Seville, Granada and Málaga with her three kids in October and is looking for tips. Our Facebook community offered their advice.
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