Foreign buyers are snapping up Spanish property, including the grand yellow-brick ABC Serrano mall in Madrid's poshest shopping district, a Spanish symbol of tradition and elegance.
King Juan Carlos appealed for national unity in his annual Christmas Eve message Wednesday in a thinly veiled broadside against Catalan separatists seeking to redraw the map of Spain.
Thought you knew about Christmas in Spain? Think again. From Catalonia's crapping log to the Basque Country's very own version of Santa Claus, The Local takes you on a guide to the weird and wonderful world of Spanish Christmas.