Madrid’s Plaza Mayor, a favourite with location with tourists, but visitor numbers to the city were down 22 per cent in August compared to the same month last year.
How Madrid lost its mojo

It sits, grey and unpainted, just outside central Madrid, on the city’s northeastern industrial outskirts. With one side of its semi-circular roof til(...)

Children hoist the Spanish flag  during a flag-honouring ceremony on the eve of the Spain’s National Day. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

Spain celebrates its national day today, marking Columbus’s arrival in the Americas in 1492, an historic event that would see the country’s influence(...)

 Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy (right) arrives at the scene of a train crash that killed at least 77 people on July 25th, 2013 at Angrois near Santiago de Compostela, Spain. Photograph: Reuters

Spain’s embattled prime minister, Mariano Rajoy, already beset by political and economic difficulties, faced severe embarrassment yesterday after it e(...)

Fr Javier Baeza: “We’re giving a message of hope, solidarity and struggle.”

You can tell that San Carlos Borromeo, in the Vallecas district of Madrid, is no ordinary church even before you’re inside. Colourful murals and graff(...)

Gen Franco who triggered the three-year civil war by leading a military coup against the democratically elected Republican government. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Spain’s struggle to come to terms with the legacy of its civil war and the ensuing dictatorship has lifted it(...)

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