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Catalan pro-independence supporters take part in a demonstration under the motto “Let’s overturn the regime”, in Barcelona,  Spain, on Friday.  Photograph: Toni Albir/EPA

“Perhaps it wasn’t worth coming, just to approve some minor measures,” said the Catalan government’s spokeswoman, Elsa Artadi, as she disdainfully app(...)

“Attach the word ‘beard’ to a name and immediately great horrors are conjured up even in the dullest imagination.”
In a Word: Beard

I don’t get beards. Or tattoos. Back in the last millennium when I was younger tattoos were so verboten they were associated only with low, violent cr(...)

Michael O’Riordan  volunteered to fight against Franco without any expectation of the war being won. Photograph: Alan Betson

Irish communist leader Michael O’Riordan went to fight with the International Brigades in the Spanish Civil War even though he believed the fight for (...)

I’ve had several, fantastic live-out nannies and childminders over the years, some of whose presence in my life I mourn daily

There are a few issues every society has to grapple with in a time of increased living standards. Is it ever appropriate to install a laundry chute in(...)

The Oudenbosch Basilica in the Netherlands, where Van Wilderoden (inset) planned a lavish society wedding to  Tara Elliott, daughter of a wealthy Scottish-Irish aristocrat. Photograph via Omroep Brabant

Last week Dublin Circuit Criminal Court dealt with a shoplifting case. Nothing unusual there, bar the fact that the accused was a Dutch national who (...)

Five evening masterclasses in regional Spanish food and wine for €125

Jamie Oliver caused quite a stir by including chorizo in his paella recently, and the world of Spanish gastronomy wasn’t slow to let him know the erro(...)

The Moors last ruled here 500 years ago. But the tradition of the hammam – the public baths later banned by the Spanish queen Isabella – is thriving once mor
Granada: a place of more and Moor
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  • January 30, 2016, 01:00

Masseurs and masseuses glide through the dimly lit space, flitting between niches in the arched cavern. Diffused light enters through star- shaped sky(...)

Clay “caganer” (defecator) figures of Albert Rivera, Mariano Rajoy, Pedro Sanchez and Pablo Iglesias at the Santa Llucia market in Barcelona. “Caganers” are believed to bring good luck. Photograph: Albert Gea/Reuters

In the week leading up to the most open and arguably most significant elections their country has had in more than three decades, Spaniards’ attention(...)

The  entrance to the Santa Fe  home  in Cuarte de Huerva,  Zaragoza, northeastern Spain. Photograph: Javier Cebollada/EPA

Eight elderly people died in a fire at a care home near Zaragoza in northeastern Spain in the early hours of Sunday, a government official said. Twelv(...)

Zamora, Spain

We are a family of four with two boys that like adventure. Could you recommend an area in Spain away from the usual tourist charade, rich in culture/m(...)

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