Top things to do

Archaeological Site in Menorca

Torralba d’en Salord

Located 15km from Maó. Follow the signposts and take a left turn off the Me1 to reach this Talayotic settlement, whose outstanding feature is an impressive taula.
Archaeological Site in Menorca

Naveta des Tudons

East of Ciutadella (near the Km 40 road marker), the Naveta des Tudons is a stone burial chamber constructed around 1000 BC.
Archaeological Site in Menorca

Talatí de Dalt

At this Talayotic settlement, 3km west of Maó, the roots of wild olive trees force apart the weathered stones of the large central talayot. There’s also a particularly well-preserved taula.
Church in Basque Country

Santuario de Loyola

Just outside Azpeitia (12km south of the A8 motorway along the GI631) lies the portentous Santuario de Loyola, dedicated to St Ignatius, the founder of the Jesuit order. The dark, sooty basilica, laden with grey mar…
Cave in Basque Country

Arrikrutz Caves

Not far from the busy Christian pilgrimage site of Santuario de Arantzazu, this cavern system has numerous slow-growing stalagmites and stalactites.
Monastery in Navarra

Monasterio de San Salvador de Leyre

Totally swamped with visitors on public holidays, the Monasterio de San Salvador de Leyre is in an attractive setting in the shadow of the Sierra de Leyre, about 4km from Yesa on the N240. The early Romanesque crypt…
Monastery in Navarra

Monasterio de la Oliva

The 11th-century Monasterio de la Oliva, 2km from Carcastillo, which is southeast of Olite, was founded by Cistercian monks and is still functioning as a community. Its austere church gives onto a peaceful Gothic cl…
Castle in The South

Castillo de Calatrava la Nueva

This magnificent castle-monastery looms high in the sky some 6km south of the town of Calzada de Calatrava and 30km south of Almagro, from where it once controlled the path into the Sierra Morena and Andalucía. A st…
Music in Costa Brava

Festival Castell de Peralada

This annual summer festival sees a medley of music from classical to opera to blues, and a programme of dance events take place within grand 16th-century Castell de Peralada, 7km northeast of Figueres.
Music in Galicia

Festival Ortigueira

Galicia's biggest and best Celtic music festival is the four-day Festival Ortigueira at Ortigueira in the Rías Altas in mid-July, which attracts up to 100,000 music lovers.