Top 10: Spanish tourist traps you should avoid

Top 10: Spanish tourist traps you should avoid

Everyone knows that Spain is jam-packed with amazing sights for visitors, but sadly not all that glitters is gold. Here The Local rounds up the country's top tourist traps to avoid at all costs. You've been warned!

‘Tax haven app’ mocks corrupt Catalan leader

‘Tax haven app’ mocks corrupt Catalan leader

A new Spanish game for mobile phones and tablets is giving Spaniards the chance to poke fun at a formerly revered Catalan politician who has had a rapid fall from grace.

Madrid gears up for arrival of Ebola patient

Madrid gears up for arrival of Ebola patient

A military plane which will repatriate a 75-year-old Spanish priest with the Ebola virus from Liberia has taken off from an air base near Madrid, with the country's health ministry now making plans for his treatment.

Secondhand home prices fall 7.5 percent in 1 year

Secondhand home prices fall 7.5 percent in 1 year

The price of secondhand homes in Spain slipped 7.5 percent in the year to July, a slight improvement on the 10 percent fall clocked up in the previous 12 months, a study released on Wednesday shows.

TV network airs sex romp in kids prime time

TV network airs sex romp in kids prime time

Spain’s biggest broadcaster is facing a €500,000 ($667,000) fine after it aired a comedy sex romp at four in the afternoon, just when children were switching on their TVs after school.

US TV names Penelope Cruz ‘idiot of the week’

US TV names Penelope Cruz ‘idiot of the week’

Spanish film star Penelope Cruz has been called 'Fool of the Week' by Fox News as she and her husband Javier Bardem continue to suffer the consequences of speaking out against Israel in an open letter they signed together with other Spanish artists.

127 kg of cocaine found on navy training ship

127 kg of cocaine found on navy training ship

Spanish police have found 127 kilograms (280 pounds) of cocaine stashed away on board a boat used by the Spanish navy as a training vessel, just weeks after three of its crew were arrested for drug trafficking.

Spanish priest with Ebola to be repatriated

Spanish priest with Ebola to be repatriated

A 75-year-old Spanish priest suffering from the Ebola virus will be repatriated from the hospital in Liberia where he is currently in isolation, Spanish authorities confirmed on Tuesday.

Chinese fraudster stole $17 million: police

Chinese fraudster stole $17 million: police

Spanish police said on Tuesday they have detained a Chinese man wanted for allegedly swindling 40 people in China out of around 17 million euros ($23 million) between 2009 and 2012.