Bocairent is everyone’s idea of a pretty hilltop village. In the shadow of the Sierra Mariola and about an hour's drive inland from Alicante, its houses are crammed together in a maze of narrow cobbled streets, topped off by an elegant 16th century belltower. But the thing that makes this place different from all the …
The most famous church in Spain has to be the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, right? OK, so Sevilla and Cordoba cathedrals might argue the point, but Gaudí's modernist masterpiece is top of everyone's must-see list. So what’s that got to do with Alicante? Half an hour’s drive inland, just outside the town of Novelda, you’ll …
Xativa has one of the most spectacular castles in eastern Spain. And it's also the home town of the Borgias - the family that caused all the trouble back in Renaissance Italy. Two Borgia Popes came from Xativa - they weren't Italian at all!
A staggering 19 million people stream through Málaga airport every year. Most of them are heading for the beach. But Málaga itself is well worth a visit in its own right
El Caminito del Rey in southern Spain used to be the world's most dangerous path. Now you can hike it safely in your trainers
There's more to Spanish sport than football. Here in Villajoyosa, they do rugby too. They've got a great little stadium - take in a match!
A beautiful walk which takes you away from the crowded beaches of Benidorm into the Sierra Helada, ending at the ruined watchtower of Les Caletes. Spectacular cliff views.
Miguel Hernández was one of the greatest Spanish poets of the twentieth century. He was the victim of Franco's repression after the Civil War - but his work lives on.
Alicante was one of the last cities to fall to Franco's armies at the end of the Civil War. Many Alicantinos are determined to remember and preserve what they can of the Civil War legacy.
The Torre del Barranc d'Aigües is a lonely watchtower perched 140m feet (450 feet) above the sea, about halfway between Alicante and Benidorm. Views from up here are spectacular; on a clear day, you can see 40km up the coast.