Artur Mas, the leader of Catalonia’s independence drive, is summoned to court. Photograph: Sergio Perez/Reuters

Although a court summons issued to Artur Mas, the leader of Catalonia’s independence drive, could see him barred from office or even go to jail, it ap(...)

Paco Arcadio: “We didn’t go there for money, we went there for a higher reason – because of our ideology, we went because of our principles.”

When Paco Arcadio, a 21-year- old history student, arrived back in his hometown of Madrid in July after six months travelling, he had more than the us(...)

Secretary general of the Spanish Socialist Party Pedro Sánchez and his wife, Begoña Fernandez, wave in front of the national flag  during his official presentation in Madrid  as a candidate for the next general election. Photograph: Dani Pozo/AFP/Getty

When the leader of the opposition Spanish Socialists, Pedro Sánchez, strode on to the stage of a venue in central Madrid last weekend to confirm his c(...)

The Ducal Palace of Medina Sidonia in Sanlucar de Barrameda, Cadiz, Andalucia. Luisa Isabel Álvarez de Toledo, the Duchess of Medina Sidonia, was an outspoken campaigner against Franco’s right-wing dictatorship. Photograph:  Cristina Arias/Cover/Getty Images

A judge has ordered the exhumation of a Spanish aristocrat so a posthumous paternity test can be carried out at the request of a woman who claims t(...)

Xosé Filgueira Valverde: Celebration of Galician writer whose political career under the dictatorship of Francisco Franco, particularly his term as mayor of Pontevedra between 1959 and 1968, has sparked outrage.

For some, Xosé Filgueira Valverde was a prominent intellectual whose selfless public service included a spell as mayor of his home town. But for other(...)

Federico Garcia Lorca was driven to the outskirts of his hometown, Grenada, and ‘shot, after having confessed’, a police document states. Photograph: Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images

After eight decades of conjecture, rumour and denial, it has finally been confirmed that the poet Federico García Lorca was killed in 1936 on the o(...)

The Valle de los Caidos monument to the Francoist combatants who died during the Spanish civil war and Franco’s final resting place, just outside Madrid. Photograph: Philippe Desmazes/AFP/Getty Images

When Manuel Boehm, a young German student, emerges from the basilica at El Valle de los Caídos, he has no doubts about the ideology of the authoritar(...)

A statue of Spanish dictator Francisco Franco, in the city of Melilla.  Four decades after the death of the dictator, Spain has not completely turned the page on his dictatorship. Photograph: Angela Riosangela Rios/AFP/Getty Images

Spain on Friday rejected a request by an Argentine judge to arrest and extradite 20 former Spanish officials, including two ex-government ministers, a(...)

Juan Salazar and Jose Salazar of Los Chunguitos, who feature in an episode of  Los Gipsy Kings. Photograph: Europa Press/Europa Press via Getty Images

An overprotective husband watches his wife take a one-on-one swimming lesson and testily warns the young male teacher not to get too close to her in t(...)

Spanish Princess Cristina will face tax fraud charges in relation to her husband Inaki Urdangarin, who is also facing accusations of embezzling public funds. Photograph: David Ramos/Getty Images

Princess Cristina, sister of King Felipe VI of Spain, is to stand trial on charges of tax fraud. The princess (49) will become the first modern Spanis(...)