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Protesters wave Spanish flags during a demonstration  in Madrid against the government of Spanish prime minister Pedro Sánchez. Photograph: Pierre-Philippe Marcou/AFP/Getty Images

Tens of thousands of people gathered in Madrid on Sunday to protest against the government’s handling of the Catalan question, as Spain braced itself (...)

Search and rescue: some of the migrants picked up in the Mediterranean Sea. Photograph: SOS Mediterranée/AFP

A bitter standoff between Italy and Malta over a boat carrying hundreds of migrants that neither country would allow to dock was resolved on Monday af(...)

Alberto Álvarez, of the Élite taxi drivers’ association, has become a figurehead of the campaign against Uber in Barcelona. Photograph: Guy Hedgecoe

Last Wednesday evening several hundred taxi drivers gathered near Barcelona’s Sants railway station for a demonstration, setting off flares, fireworks(...)

Catalan National Assembly president Jordi Sánchez, who is under investigation for sedition and rebellion, arriving  at a court in Madrid. Photograph: Javier Soriano/AFP/Getty Images

A plan by pro-independence parties to make a jailed independence activist the new Catalan president is staunchly opposed by the Spanish government, wh(...)

Architect Oriol Capdevila in Barcelona’s Poble Nou district where he helped build the Olympic Village. Photograph: Guy Hedgecoe

Perched on a hill to the west of the city centre, the Montjuïc Communications Tower overlooks a large esplanade in front of Barcelona’s Olympic Stadiu(...)

People place placards and candles in honour of  victims of the Barcelona and Cambrils terror attacks on the Las Ramblas boulevard in Barcelona on August 26th, during a march against terrorism. Photograph: Lluis Gene/AFP/Getty Images

Tens of thousands of people have joined an anti-violence march in Barcelona on Saturday protesting at last week’s terror attacks, in which 15 people d(...)

 (L-R) Spanish vice prime minister Soraya Saenz de Santamaria, prime minister Mariano Rajoy, Spain’s King Felipe VI, Catalonian regional president Carles Puigdemont, Barcelona’s mayor Ada Colau and Spanish home minister Juan Ignacio Zoido attend a ceremony to pay respect for the terrorist attacks victims at Plaça de Catalunya in barcelona. Photograph: Andreu Dalmau/EPA.

The shouts of “No tinc por!” (I am not afraid) rang out across Barcelona’s Plaça de Catalunya, repeated rhythmically by the thousands who gathered in (...)

Segway tours and electric scooters were banned from the Old City and the seafront, in a move that will be applauded by most citizens.

It was once dubbed the capital of cool, but these days visitors to Barcelona can expect a quite frosty welcome as the city’s love affair with tourism (...)

 Spanish bullfighter Jose Tomas performing at the monumental bullring, Barcelona, in 2010. Barcelona mayor Ada Colau announced her intention to defy Thursday’s constitutional  court decision and maintain the bullfighting ban. Photograph: Alberto Estevez/EPA

Spain’s constitutional court has overturned a ban on bullfighting that has been in place in Catalonia for nearly five years, outraging both animal rig(...)

People hold Catalan separatist flags during the  Diada celebration  in Barcelona: the current drive for independence began in 2012, when Madrid refused to discuss increased economic autonomy for the northeastern region. Photograph: Albert Gea/Reuters

Hundreds of thousands of Catalans will take to the streets on Sunday to mark their annual national day and demand independence from Spain. Although (...)

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