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With the bullfighting season running from spring to autumn, no corridas have been held in the capital’s renowned Las Ventas bullring since October 2019 and the 2020 season was virtually wiped out due to Covid.

For the last year, Spain’s bullrings have been mostly empty, with Covid-19 restricting the staging of bullfights and crippling the industry. But in Ma(...)

The  Valley of the Fallen (Valle de los Caidos), the mausoleum outside Madrid that held the remains of  Spanish dictator Francisco Franco. In 2019, the body  was moved to a private cemetery. Photograph: Sergio Perez/Reuters

On January 19th, in the southern town of Aguilar de la Frontera, a workman with an electric saw cut into the base of a tall stone cross outside a conv(...)

  Spain’s former king Juan Carlos. Photograph:   Martin Bureau/AFP via Getty

After days of speculation, Spain’s former king Juan Carlos has ruled out making a dramatic return home from self-exile in Abu Dhabi over the Christmas(...)

King Juan Carlos: A string of scandals linked to his personal life has tarnished his reputation. Photograph:  Daniel Perez/Getty Images

Spain’s former king Juan Carlos has paid over half a million euro to his country’s tax authority in the hope of bringing to a close one of several inv(...)

  In October 2019 the Spanish  government exhumed the remains of Franco from the dictator’s grandiose mausoleum outside Madrid, the Valley of the Fallen, and reburied them in a nearby cemetery. Photograph: Javier Soriano/AFP/Getty

Spain’s leftist government has unveiled details of a historical memory Bill which seeks to address the legacy of the dictatorship of Francisco Franco.(...)

Rodolfo Martin Villa: the former Spanish interior minister will give evidence before an Argentinian judge investigating several violent deaths during Spain’s transition to democracy. Photograph: Pierre-Philippe Marcou/AFP/Getty

A veteran Spanish politician is due to testify via video-link on Thursday before an Argentinian judge who is investigating his alleged role in several(...)

Spain’s former king Juan Carlos played a pivotal role in restoring democracy after the death of Gen Francisco Franco in 1975. File photograph: Getty

Spain’s royal household has confirmed that disgraced former king Juan Carlos is in the United Arab Emirates, two weeks after it was announced that he (...)

There are few recent falls from grace quite as vertiginous as that of Juan Carlos de Borbón, Spain’s former king. For decades, he was a poster boy for(...)

Spain’s then king Juan Carlos, photographed in Madrid in 2009. Photograph:  Pierre-Philippe Marcou/AFP via Getty Images)

The whereabouts of former king Juan Carlos remained a mystery on Tuesday after he abruptly left Spain under a cloud of scandal, and the Dominican Rep(...)

 The then Spanish King, Juan Carlos I, with Queen Sofia, during a visit to  the Spanish autonomous city of Ceuta, Africa, in November 2007. File photograph: Jose Luis Roca/AFP/Getty

Spain’s former king Juan Carlos is to leave the country and go into exile abroad following a series of damaging allegations about his financial arrang(...)

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