Changeable coronavirus data from Madrid sees marked fall in new infections, victims

The number of fatalities reported by the central Health Ministry on Wednesday was 76, down from a record high during this second wave of 261 the day before


Health Ministry reports 261 coronavirus deaths, the biggest figure so far from Spain’s second wave

After a slight improvement on Monday, Madrid’s data has once again got worse, with 40.5% of intensive care beds occupied by Covid-19 patients


Spain reports 11,016 new coronavirus cases as Madrid sees worst figures in two weeks

The region reported 44% of all infections despite accounting for just 14% of the country’s population


Spain reports 9,906 new coronavirus cases and 203 deaths

The cumulative incidence rate in Madrid has nearly doubled in a month and is now close to 800 infections per 100,000 inhabitants


Spain reports 31,785 new coronavirus cases from Friday to Monday, with 179 victims

Health Minister Salvador Illa confirms there is “community transmission” in Madrid, which continues to be the worst-hit Spanish region


The reopening of schools in Spain: Here are the measures agreed by the government and the regions

Face masks will be obligatory for children aged six and over under the protocols announced on Thursday, even when social distancing can be observed


30% of Spaniards have doubts about being vaccinated against Covid-19, poll reveals

According to a survey from the Carlos III Health Institute, 42% of respondents believe the worst of the pandemic is still to come


With over 100 coronavirus outbreaks, more Spanish regions make face masks mandatory

Regional authorities are taking charge of controlling surges while the central government rules out a new state of alarm


How to work from home during Spain’s coronavirus crisis

Six people who have been telecommuting for years share their advice on how to avoid distractions, stay focused and set defined schedules


Video: Spanish photographer’s speech on happiness at work goes viral

Pedro Correa’s talk on the importance of listening to your inner voice at a university in Belgium has been seen more than five million times on Facebook

Racism in Spain

After Justin Trudeau’s “brownface” row, should Spain change its attitudes?

The Canadian prime minister was forced to apologize after photos of him in costume emerged, so why is the practice still seen as inoffensive among many Spaniards?


From the ‘Airbnb scam’ to phishing: how to spot fraud when flat-hunting

Learn how to identify the signs of scammers in the Spanish market, who will often advertise properties that seem too good to be true, and will always be in a hurry to close the deal


Quiz: Can you guess where these cathedrals are located in Spain?

Spain is home to 88 cathedrals but not all of them are easily recognizable. Take this test to see whether you can correctly identify where these 15 can be found

Bullfighting in Spain

Video: What do tourists in Spain think after seeing their first bullfight?

Verne speaks to visitors to the country about their first impressions of the controversial tradition after attending the Las Ventas ring in Madrid

Easter in Spain

“No Ku Klux Klan. Spanish tradition”

A pastry shop in Cádiz selling figurines of hooded penitents has decided to anticipate the uncomfortable questions it usually receives around Easter time


Fitting Civil War photos into images of modern-day Madrid

A collection created by Sebastian Maharg mixes striking black-and-white images from the 1936-39 conflict with full-color pictures of their present-day locations


Why can’t Spanish people sing the tune to ‘Happy Birthday’?

As one Twitter user recently pointed out in a viral thread, if you don’t get the first note right of this seemingly simple song, all hope is lost


“I don’t care a pepper”: Antonio Banderas offers crash course in Spanish slang

‘Vanity Fair’ asked the actor to translate odd expressions used in Spain. This is what he came up with – and more importantly, what they mean


#Cuéntalo: The hashtag women are using to tell their stories of abuse

Widespread indignation over lenience of sentence in “Running of the Bulls” gang rape case has prompted Twitter users to share shocking accounts of harassment


This is what it feels like to be a youngster in Spain’s most deserted area

Mountain region between Guadalajara, Teruel and Cuenca has a lower population density than Lapland


The 15 most-shared photos of the Catalan independence referendum

Images from yesterday’s violent clashes spread widely across social media platforms


Revealed: the “distracted” boyfriend in viral meme is from Spain

“Until recently, I didn’t even know what a meme was,” says photographer Antonio Guillem


Banned under Franco, Ferdinand the peace-loving bull returns to big screen

First a book, then a Disney short, timeless classic is back again as a 20th Century Fox movie


Bone marrow from a million: The living legacy of Pablo Ráez

Before dying from leukemia, Spanish athlete launched a massive awareness campaign to seek donors