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(...)

A portrait of Federico García Lorca hangs from a wall in a restaurant near the site where archeologists are searching for a mass grave of victims of the Spanish Civil War in Alfacar, near Granada. Photograph: Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images

A group of researchers believe they are on the verge of finding the resting place of Spain’s most celebrated modern poet, Federico García Lorca, nearl(...)

Pro-Independence supporters hold up letters that reads ‘We will be free’ during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Celta de Vigo at Camp Nou last weekend. Photograph:  David Ramos/Getty Images

There’s an important fixture for FC Barcelona this weekend, one even more significant than the club’s away match against Almería in La Liga. On Sunday(...)

Mariano Rajoy: said a lack of consensus forced withdrawal of the abortion law reform. Photograph: Chema Moya/EPA

The Spanish government has shelved a controversial reform which sought to give the country one of the strictest abortion laws in Europe.The Popular P(...)

Collecting autographs is one of the most popular children’s pastimes and can, sometimes, prove lucrative many years later. Whyte’s auction next Satu(...)

General Francisco Franco (second from right) and his wife Doña Carmen Polo are saluted at a reception at Burgos. Photograph: Keystone/Getty Images

The Hostal San Marcos in the northern Spanish city of León was originally a convent, built in the 16th century by King Ferdinand. Today, it is a pa(...)

Stamps depicting Spain’s Prince Felipe as future king are covered with gum for keychains at a factory in Colmenar Viejo. Photograph: Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images

Fidel Castro reportedly once said to Spain’s King Juan Carlos: “That son of yours, who’s so tall and fair, what is he – some kind of viceroy?” (...)