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  • Gintonic is the only thing to drink in Barcelona

    Gintonic is the only thing to drink in Barcelona

    April 14th, 2015Rough Guides Editors
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    Whatever you’re looking for from a night out, you’ll find it somewhere in Barcelona – bohemian boozer, underground club, cocktail bar, summer dance palace, techno temple, Irish pub or designer bar, you name it. But when it comes to drinks, gintonic, as it’s known, has always been a favourite. In recent years, however, there’s been a... Read more »

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  • A first-timer’s guide to the Canary Islands

    A first-timer’s guide to the Canary Islands

    April 10th, 2015Robin McKelvie
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    Pre-conceptions are a funny thing. If someone told you about an archipelago of islands set adrift off the coast of Africa, an oasis that boasts superb beaches and perennial warmth, which is home to the world’s second largest Carnival, award-winning wines and Spain’s highest mountain, you’d probably want to visit. If they revealed they were... Read more »

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  • Quiz: can you name these famous sights?

    Quiz: can you name these famous sights?

    March 20th, 2015Jessica Sinyor
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    Do postcards and travel posters paper your walls? Do you pride yourself on your travel knowledge? We’ve selected ten of the most beautiful and awe-inspiring sights around the world to put you to the test. Can you identify the famous sight from the picture? Be warned, sometimes places can look surprisingly similar…

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  • The best places to experience Moorish Spain

    The best places to experience Moorish Spain

    March 10th, 2015Esme Fox
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    Descended from North African tribes of Berbers and Arabs, the Moors ruled parts of Spain from the eighth until the fifteenth century, focusing much of their domination on the southern province of Andalucía. During their 800-year rule, the Moors inevitably left their mark upon Spanish culture – in its cuisine, language and architecture. Many vestiges... Read more »

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  • The most beautiful city in the world – as voted by you

    The most beautiful city in the world – as voted by you

    February 12th, 2015Lottie Gross
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  • 24 hours in Madrid

    24 hours in Madrid

    February 5th, 2015Site Editor
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    On a weekend jaunt to Spain’s capital, Madrid, Rough Guides editors Andy Turner, Olivia Rawes, Greg Dickinson and Lottie Gross set themselves the challenge of staying up for 24 hours to discover what the city has to offer day and night. Here’s how they got on… 9am: a cycle tour of the city With just... Read more »

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  • Video: 25 things not to miss in Spain

    Video: 25 things not to miss in Spain

    January 5th, 2015Site Editor
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    From the gorgeous coastline and buzzing cities to delectable food and delicious wines, there’s plenty to see and do in Spain. Here are 25 things you shouldn’t miss. Explore the world in video with the Rough Guides YouTube channel >

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  • Moreish, Moorish Malaga

    Moreish, Moorish Malaga

    December 16th, 2014Meera Dattani
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    Don’t head for the hills (or the overcrowded beaches and resorts) as soon as you land in Málaga and you’ll be pleasantly surprised. Meera Dattani lets us in on the best things to do in Málaga, one of Spain’s most underrated cities.  A strange thing happens at Málaga airport. Almost everyone grabs their luggage and heads for... Read more »

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  • Valencia: the perfect Spanish city break

    Valencia: the perfect Spanish city break

    December 1st, 2014Natasha Foges
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    Basking in sunshine pretty much year-round but surprisingly untroubled by tourist crowds – they’re queuing for the Prado in Madrid, or lining the beaches of the nearby Costa Blanca – Valencia is the perfect city for a laidback weekend break. Lacking the iconic sights of Barcelona and Madrid, the focus here is the amazing food.... Read more »

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  • CLOSED: WIN a trip along the Portuguese Coastal Way

    CLOSED: WIN a trip along the Portuguese Coastal Way

    November 21st, 2014Site Editor
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    This competition is now closed. Always wanted to walk the Camino de Santiago but never had the time or means to do it? Now you could win a chance to walk part of this famous pilgrimage trail with the help of CaminoWays.com. Read on to find out how to enter… Rough Guides have teamed up with... Read more »

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  • Adventure sports in the Pyrenees

    Adventure sports in the Pyrenees

    October 17th, 2014Helen Abramson
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    Rough Guides editor Helen Abramson does what she loves most, seeking out adrenalin sports in the stunning Pyrenees region around the town of Sort, Catalunya. The Pyrenees lend themselves well to outdoor activities. Sort, on the northwest tip of Catalunya, has a reputation as a handy base, where you’re never far from some of the... Read more »

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  • Around the world in 20 dances

    Around the world in 20 dances

    October 16th, 2014Neil McQuillian
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