Podemos supporters at Puerta del Sol square: Saturday’s event was unusual in that it made no specific demands of the government. Photograph: David Ramos/Getty Images

Up to 100,000 Spaniards turned out in Madrid on Saturday in support of Podemos, the anti-austerity party that hopes to emulate its Greek counterpart(...)

 Tourists and local people meet near Plaza Mayor, the famous central market place which dates back to the 15th century, in Madrid Photograph: EyesWideOpen/Getty Images

COSTS Transport to a lively nocturnal location A taxi from home, just outside central Madrid, into the city centre costs €10. On the underground (...)

Looking up: things have improved since Iberia workers protested in Madrid in 2013. photograph: denis doyle/getty images

In February 2013, thousands of workers of the Spanish airline Iberia gathered outside its headquarters in Madrid to protest against plans to cut compa(...)

The remains of a coffin with ‘M.C.’ on it are displayed on a table in the crypt of Madrid’s Las Trinitarias convent. The coffin was found during a search for the remains of Don Quixote author Miguel de Cervantes. Photograph: Madrid City Hall/Sociedad Aranzadi/Reuters

The discovery of a centuries-old coffin beneath the floor of a Madrid convent has led experts to believe that their search for the remains of Miguel d(...)

Pablo Iglesias, leader of Podemos, has become a close ally of Alexis Tsipras. Photograph: Aris Messinisaris Messinis/AFP/Getty Images

Of all the photo-ops in Greece during the country’s recent general election campaign, it may have been the one that sent the most shivers down the spi(...)

A government-run employment office in Madrid. Over the last 12 months, 434,000 jobs were generated, bringing the overall unemployment rate in Spain down to 23.7 per cent. Photograph: Andrea Comas/Reuters

Spain created more than 400,000 jobs in 2014, in a clear sign that the country is finally starting to emerge from its labour market crisis.Over the la(...)

Catalan premier Artur Mas, of the nationalist Convergence and Union  coalition, has brought forward the next election of the region’s parliament to September 27th. Photograph: David Ramos/Bloomberg

Separatists in Catalonia have welcomed the decision by the region’s leader to stage early elections in September, which they believe will be a majo(...)

 A Muslim protester holds a placard  during a demonstration  in Madrid against the recent Paris terrorist attacks. Photograph:   Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images

On Monday, Spain unveiled the latest version of the country’s electronic ID card, known as the “DNI 3.0”. At a ceremony in the Catalan town of Lleida,(...)

What makes a Spanish omlette? Unlike many other countries, Spain does not have a standardised test for those seeking to be naturalised. Photograph: Jose R Aguirre/Cover/Getty Images

What does it mean to be Spanish? It’s a question that tens of thousands of immigrants ask themselves each year, as they prepare to prove that they (...)

Portugal’s economy minister António Pires de Lima. Photograph: Patricia de Melo Moreira/AFP/Getty Images

Just over a year after Portugal Telecom announced a planned merger with Brazil’s Oi, which aimed to create a leading global brand, both firms have bec(...)