Spanish prime minister Pedro Sanchez. Photograph: Giuseppe Lami/EPA

Spain’s leftist coalition government is facing a parliamentary no-confidence vote. Even though it is expected to fail, it highlights the deep division(...)

Thousands of women marching in  Barcelona, Catalonia, to commemorate International Women’s Day on  March 8th. Photograph:  Miquel Llop/NurPhoto via Getty Images

A women’s rights demonstration, held just days before Spain declared a state of emergency in March, is the focus of a political storm which is polaris(...)

Two neighbours chat from their balconies  in Madrid on Thursday as Spain faces its fifth day of lockdown to contain the spreading Covid-19 outbreak. Photograph: Mariscal/EPA

On March 7th, Fernando Simón, Spain’s head of medical emergencies, was asked whether it was advisable for people to take part in the following day’s I(...)

The Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba. Campaigners are concerned that the church may be whitewashing the monument’s Islamic heritage.  Photograph: Marcelo del Pozo/Reuters

A steady stream of tourists is coming into the courtyard of Córdoba’s Mosque-Cathedral, passing orange trees and water fountains before entering the d(...)

Supporters of Vox rally in Madrid. The far-right party has taken a tough line against feminism and LGBT initiatives.  Photograph: Oscar del Pozo/AFP via Getty

Spain’s new coalition government is facing its first major political battle, over the parental right to interfere in children’s school education. The(...)

A supporter of Spain’s far-right party Vox holds a Spanish flag  ahead of last month’s general election, at Colon square in Madrid.  File photograph: Susana Vera/Reuters

A series of attacks on immigrant children in Madrid has triggered a political row, with far-right politicians being accused of encouraging the inciden(...)

Spain’s incumbent prime minister and Socialist Party leader Pedro Sánchez in Madrid after winning Sunday’s election with 120 seats – three fewer than in the last election in April.  Photograph: Pierre-Philippe Marcou/AFP via Getty Images

Spain’s Socialists have vowed to move quickly to form a new leftist government in the wake of the weekend general election, apparently ruling out a gr(...)

Supporters of Spanish far-right Vox party celebrate  outside the party’s headquarters  in Madrid on Sunday. Photograph:  Oscar Del Pozo/AFP via Getty Images

Spain’s acting prime minister, the socialist Pedro Sánchez, has won the country’s second general election of the year, although he fell well short of (...)

Barcelona’s new mayor Ada Colau (centre) walks next to Jaume Collboni, Ernest Maragall and Manuel Valls after her swearing-in ceremony, at Sant Jaume square on June 15th. Photgraph: Albert Gea/Reuters

As the dust settles on Spain’s recent electoral season, the country’s relationship with France has been in the spotlight. The day after last month’s E(...)

Spanish matador Morante de la Puebla touches the horn of a bull during a bullfight at The Maestranza bullring in the Andalusian capital of Seville.  Photograph: Marcelo del Pozo/Reuters

A well-known matador’s treatment of the bull he was facing has drawn the ire of Spanish animal rights campaigners and once again thrown bullfighting i(...)

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