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Walk the streets of ... Valencia

Walk the streets of ... Valencia

48 hours wondering around Valencia's Gothic streets - from the futuristic City of Arts and Sciences to long stretches of beautiful white sand beach.

Top picks for March festivals

Top picks for March festivals

Thinking of heading away for a short break this March? Here’s a roundup of some of the best European festivals next month, from burning huge statues and fireworks, to the world famous Irish festival and the cultural highlight of the year in Budapest, March sees some pretty great events taking place.

Stunning Valencia breaks 20 million visitors

Valencia breaks 20 million visitors

The Spanish city of Valencia is celebrating after it was revealed that they have received 20 million visitors in the 20 years since the Valencia Tourism Foundation started promoting the region. To add to the celebratory atmosphere in the city, Ryanair also announced a new flight route to Valencia from Manchester, due to start in April 2012.

No short break in Spain should miss out paella

Eat your way around Spain

Foodies heading to Spain for a short break this summer can discover all sorts of tastebud tickling delights. Each of Spain’s regions has their own food and drink specialities, from Andalucía to Aragón, the Basque Country, Valencia and beyond.

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Coffee with a local in Amsterdam

Amsterdam

This week IdealShortBreaks.co.uk is in Amsterdam drinking strong black coffee with local Machteld Ligtvoet, who gives us tips on some of his favourite local haunts – including where you can go to find one of the best views of the city.

Top five alternative Christmas markets

Alternative Christmas markets

Forget the likes of Germany and Eastern European favourites, Budapest, Krakow and Prague this year and why not head to some alternative Christmas market destinations for something a little different this festive season?