Spain’s coronavirus deniers: ‘We are normal people, not freaks’

EL PAÍS speaks to three skeptics – an ecologist, a former police officer and a YouTuber – about why they believe the pandemic is not real


The Madrid villages that have remained free of the coronavirus

The region is the worst affected in Europe, but these five municipalities have yet to record a single confirmed case thanks largely to their remote location and the discipline of locals


A retired police officer’s infallible memory cracks a baffling case of lost treasure in Spain

After watching a TV documentary, Emiliano Fernández provided the clue that solved a 84-year-old mystery involving a priceless Gothic tomb


Dutch soccer fans told to pay €1,500 to Roma women they humiliated in Madrid

The accused apologized via video link for throwing coins at beggars in Plaza Mayor ahead of a Champions League match in 2016


The Spanish village that ran out of space for its dead

The cemetery of San Martín de Valdeiglesias was overwhelmed during the first Covid-19 wave. Now, local officials are rushing to create more space amid growing fears of new fatalities


Despite Covid-19, ‘botellón’ culture persists in Madrid

Many youths are still meeting in public parks to drink alcohol though they say they’re aware of the risks


A day in the life of an emergency ambulance crew: ‘For the first time, I thought I could die’

EL PAÍS spent 24 hours with a specialist team on the frontline of the coronavirus crisis as they assisted patients across the Madrid region


How the coronavirus is overwhelming a Madrid cemetery

Father José Luis Sáenz is saying the final prayers for more than 30 people a day at the Cementerio Sur in the Madrid region, spending just seven minutes on each funeral


Don Rafael: The Spanish 89-year-old who fled a coronavirus-stricken care home in fear for his life

The story of the senior illustrates that way that the pandemic is affecting such residences in Spain, at which high levels of fatalities are being registered


At least 19 dead at Madrid senior home due to a coronavirus outbreak

More people are probably going to die, says a healthcare source familiar with the situation at the center

International Women’s Day

Women’s Day marches in Spain attract mass numbers despite coronavirus fears

Although turnout was lower than previous years, tens of thousands of people across the country took to the street to protest for greater gender equality


No kissing Christ: The coronavirus ban that has upset Madrid’s faithful

The archbishopric of the Spanish capital has ordered worshipers not to kiss the feet of the holy figure in an effort to stop the spread of Covid-19

Madrid nightlife

Madrid’s tiniest bar is also a temple of flamenco

The first rule followed by the many devoted fans of San Román is to deny its very existence


Fires, sandstorms and blackouts: The ‘annus horribilis’ of Spain’s Canary Islands

From extreme weather events to the collapse of the Thomas Cook travel group, the archipelago has faced a number of crises in the past few months


Inside the coronavirus hotel lockdown in Tenerife

Around 800 guests and 200 staff members are in isolation after an Italian couple tested positive. A field hospital has been set up outside the facility to treat any potential patients


The Spanish social worker who claimed a dead man’s pension for 33 years

The woman, who is now 83, has pleaded guilty to fraud and document forgery, but will not be going to prison


Passengers on stricken Air Canada flight: “Everything was shaking”

A Toronto-bound plane was forced to make an emergency landing in Madrid on Monday after sustaining tire damage during takeoff


Hot water and a phoenix: How Madrid airport is catering to Chinese tourists

Travel authorities are preparing a series of changes, including new food menus and mobile payments, to make these highly valued visitors “feel at home”


Vox leader in Madrid faces new accusations in real estate scandal

According to a document seen by EL PAÍS, Rocío Monasterio signed her name as an architect five years before she completed her degree


Vox leaders in Madrid come under fire for real estate deals

Rocío Monasterio signed floor plans before being a registered architect, and she and her husband sold industrial properties that were used for residential purposes


Spanish woman’s death goes unnoticed for 15 years because she was still paying her bills

With no close family or friends, the elderly lady’s body was left to mummify in her apartment for nearly two decades


A profile of the ‘upskirters’ secretly filming women in Madrid

Experts say that the men involved in these cases of voyeurism are typically insecure, solitary and spend a lot of time planning their crimes


A family left devastated by the actions of a reckless driver

Víctor López, 20, was killed instantly in Madrid on Sunday, after 24-year-old Kevin Cui decided to drive his souped-up Golf the wrong way up the M-50 beltway


Romanian parents “under suspicion” after baby accidentally consumes ecstasy

The 11-month-old child found the drug in a park in Madrid, but parents Dee and Marian felt they were treated with mistrust by both the police and medical staff alike


The Prado all to yourself? For the world’s ultra-wealthy, it’s an option

Spanish companies are catering to high-net-worth individuals who want exclusivity on their trips


Arrival of “miracle” penis injections in Spain raises alarms

A clinic in Madrid is offering to make men more virile with a stem cell treatment that costs more than €2,000, but experts are concerned it could cause more harm than good


Massive storm in Madrid causes flash flooding and road closures

The worst-affected municipality in the region was Arganda del Rey, where heavy rainfall caused a torrent of water that swept away cars and street furniture