No-one celebrates midsummer with quite the same flair and diversity as Spain where every region has it's distinct traditions.
Starting a new life abroad is daunting at any age. And for children, who might not have a say in the big move, there is lots of excitement and anxiety about the new place they will soon call home.
Madrid's city hall swung to the right on Saturday after a conservative candidate was elected mayor with the support of newly-emerged far-right party Vox, in a move that has caused concern in Spain.
Many people report forgetting words or phrases from their native language when they learn a second language. The Local explored this linguistic phenomenon, known as first-language attrition.
What's the life expectancy is in Spain? How many young Spaniards still live with their parents? What's the average income in Spain?
Anthony Hogan, an ex-pat working in Madrid likes to walk. Now he wants to set off on an epic walk starting at the Rock and ending 2,000 miles, over four months later at the doors of the British parliament.
Who are the big winners? Who are the losers?
From hitting the cinema to frolicking in a fountain: The Local gives our top tips for keeping cool in the city this summer.
80 years after the end of the Civil War, The Local takes a look at some Republican symbols that survived Franco's 36-year dictatorship and are still around today.
It was the biggest police operation Madrid had ever staged for a sporting event and Madrid was poised for an invasion of hooligans. But were the fans really that badly behaved?
Just when you think you've got the hang of Spanish, you get a text from a Spanish friend and realise you have to learn a whole new language all together.
Spain's Supreme Court on Sunday said Catalonia's former president Carles Puigdemont, who fled to Belgium in 2017 after a secession attempt, could contest EU polls this month.
There is no better place to be at sunset than sipping a cocktail on one of Madrid's ultra-chic roof bars. Here's our pick of the very best.
The Local takes a look at some of Papa's favourite haunts in Spain.
Just like US President Donald Trump and France's Marine Le Pen, Spain's far-right party Vox has made a point of dominating social media with its hardline rhetoric ahead of elections on Sunday.
When the bull collapses and dies in front of the matador, silence descends on Madrid's bullfighting ring, a "ritual" that its French manager Simon Casas vigorously defends in an increasingly conflictive climate.
A brutal rape at Pamplona's 2016 running of the bulls outraged Spain. Then came #MeToo. With ever more Spaniards taking up the feminist mantle, schools – many of which are not coed – lag behind.
As anyone who has looked for an apartment in Barcelona will tell you. Good quality, affordable housing is hard to find.
Is working Spaniards' traditional mid-morning break at the bar under threat?
The Spanish Costas might have a reputation for being "Little Britain" in the sun given the number of UK nationals living there but some British residents argue the stereotype is unfair and that many Brits are well integrated in the Spanish way of life.
The Bishop of Alcalá de Henares is under investigation after it emerged that conversion therapy courses which told homosexuals to "pray away the gay" were being held in his diocese. .
This is everything you need to know to mentally prepare you for the school year ahead!
Don't let the lack of blue blood stop you from getting the royal treatment on holiday.
Gonorrhoea, syphilis and chlamydia are on the rise in Spain.
The Local's guide to help foreigners in Spain avoid provoking sidewards glances and awkward silences.