Take The Local’s Spanish history quiz

Take The Local’s Spanish history quiz

Spain is full of famous places, faces and names. But how well do you know the history of this amazing country? Find in The Local's latest quiz!

Bailed-out Bankia sees profits soar

Bailed-out Bankia sees profits soar

Scandal-hit Bankia on Friday announced improved earnings on the back of reduced bad debt ratios, news that comes in the midst of allegations top executives at the institution used 'secret' cards to make lavish personal purposes.

Guggenheim guru gives critics finger in Spain

Guggenheim guru gives critics finger in Spain

Architect Frank Gehry, the designer of Bilbao's iconic Guggenheim Museum, stuck up a middle finger to his critics and used expletives to slam modern building design before receiving a prestigious prize from the king of Spain on Friday.

Spain’s public holidays in 2015: Official list

Spain’s public holidays in 2015: Official list

Spain will have a total of eight fully national public holidays in 2015 with one of these falling on a Saturday. For the full list and more information on regional holidays read on.

Struggling Spain to get EU ‘Christmas present’

Struggling Spain to get EU ‘Christmas present’

Crisis-hit Spain is to be handed a €168.9 million ($213.7 million) rebate from the European Commission on the back of poorer than expected growth since 1995, according to leaked documents which show some countries will have to stump up plenty of extra cash.

Fee slashes numbers at Barcelona’s Park Güell

Fee slashes numbers at Barcelona’s Park Güell

The introduction of an €8 ($10) charge at Barcelona's Park Güell for people who don't live in Barcelona has had the desired effect with visitors numbers well down: all part of plans by the city to protect Gaudí masterpiece from overcrowding.

Excited about new words? You’re not alone

Excited about new words? You’re not alone

Learning new vocabulary stimulates the same pleasure centre of the brain which responds to activities like having sex or eating chocolate, a new study by Barcelona researchers shows.

Drug mule left to die in airport over Ebola fears

Drug mule left to die in airport over Ebola fears

A Nigerian drug smuggler at Madrid's international airport who started shivering after the cocaine bags he was carrying inside his body burst was left to die after airport authorities activated an emergency Ebola alert

Bale absence may boost Real’s Clásico hopes

Bale absence may boost Real’s Clásico hopes

An injury to Real Madrid's Welsh star Gareth Bale means coach Carlo Ancelotti can play a four-man midfield in a bid to dispute Barcelona’s dominance of possession in Saturday’s star-studded clash between Spain's two richest teams.

Angry students blast education funding cuts

Angry students blast education funding cuts

Thousands of chanting students, teachers and parents took to the streets across Spain on Thursday to protest against government spending cuts, higher university tuition fees and other reforms to the education system.