Coronavirus

Commuters in Spain complain of overcrowding during coronavirus lockdown

Photos of packed trains fill social media, as passengers express concern that they are not able to maintain a safe distance to protect themselves from possible contagion

ENVIRONMENT

Madrid to ease low-emissions zone restrictions: More cars, lower parking fees

The mayor’s new plan, which will come into effect next year, will allow vehicles currently banned to access the center of the capital

LGBT RIGHTS

Madrid LGBT activists: “We teach the workshops that Vox wants to ban”

Volunteers speak out after the far-right party requests the names of people who work to raise awareness of the communities at public schools in the region

LGBTQI RIGHTS

Madrid Gay Pride takes a stand against the far right: “Not one step back”

Members of the center-right party Ciudadanos were abused for its association with Vox, which is pushing to roll back LGBTQI rights

POLLUTION IN SPANISH CITIES

On judge’s orders, Madrid Central low-emissions scheme back in action

Motorists entering parts of the Spanish capital will face fines once more, after a court suspends the new Popular Party mayor’s decision to temporarily halt the system

POLLUTED CITIES

Madrid traffic levels rise as City Hall suspends fines for entering low-emission zone

The new Popular Party mayor, who is going to take three months to decide what to do about his predecessor’s flagship program, yesterday poked fun at Greenpeace protestors opposed to the move

GAY PRIDE

Rainbow flag on Madrid City Hall displaced by Spanish standard

Far-right group Vox, on whose votes the PP-Ciudadanos council depends, had demanded the change, calling the gay-rights movement “a lobby that hates anyone who doesn’t think like they do”

POLITICS

Despite risk of EU action, new Madrid mayor puts anti-pollution plan on hold

The new Popular Party-led administration in the Spanish capital will have to decide whether to scrap Madrid Central entirely, or tweak it to avoid sanctions over air quality infringement

FOOD AND DRINK

Madrid’s “hottest street”: 72 bars packed into one kilometer

One out of every two commercial premises on Ponzano is either a drinks or food venue. Visitors love it, but local residents are desperate for solutions to the constant noise and crowds

ENVIRONMENT

At-risk Madrid Central scheme sees pollution fall to “historic” lows

Ecologists in Action report shows nitrogen dioxide at its lowest at 14 of 24 measuring stations in the capital, but a new right-wing administration could ditch the system

ENVIRONMENT

Will a right-wing mayor axe the Madrid Central anti-pollution plan?

José Luis Martínez-Almeida of the Popular Party wants to review the signature program put in place by outgoing leftist city leader Manuela Carmena

HOUSING

Who benefits from Lavapiés’ new “cool” designation?

‘Time Out’ awards top status to Madrid neighborhood, but there are other realities beyond the alternative-chic boutiques and cafés

FOOD

How Spanish chefs are still revolutionizing the global food scene

A mix of tradition, innovation, fresh produce and healthy competition is driving the industry forward

Gastronomy

Where to go for an inexpensive Michelin-star meal

Take a look at our guide to nine award-winning restaurants that are fit for all tastes, preferences and budgets

ENVIRONMENT

Could a fungus wreak havoc in Spain’s Iberian ham industry?

A pathogen is attacking holm oak trees, drying out the ‘dehesas’ and leaving native pigs without their diet of acorns

FOOD AND WINE

Brothers at top-rated restaurant reveal driving force behind it all: their mom

The 81-year-old matriarch who inspired El Celler de Can Roca was a hit at the Madrid Fusión food fest

Culture

Madrid according to Pedro Almodóvar

New guidebook to filming locations used in director’s movies offers unique view of Spanish capital

Public safety

Madrid ramps up security for Three Kings parades

Parade in Puente de Vallecas has been threatened with attack for including float featuring drag queen

TRANSPORTATION

I hate the bicycle lane!

Supporters and detractors of segregated infrastructure are divided over Madrid measures

LGBT+ issues

Tech brands jump on board for World Pride Madrid parade

Vodafone, Spotify, Paypal, eBay and Facebook will have their own floats at Saturday’s event

Spanish gastronomy

Why Spanish wines were the toast of this year’s Vinexpo

Spain was the guest country in Bordeaux this week at one of the world’s leading wine fairs

LGTB ISSUES

Ahead of Gay Pride, Madrid introduces same-sex traffic lights

Officials want them to become a new symbol for the city and an acknowledgement of its diversity

NIGHTLIFE

A peek inside the late-night world of Madrid’s sex clubs

There are now 20 or 30 straight and gay bars in the capital where sex between patrons is part of the night out

WORLD PRIDE 2017

Madrid: World Gay Pride Capital until 2017

The Spanish capital will host the international celebration as well as the Euro Pride event

FAMILY MODELS

The Spanish parents opting for a tribal education

A perceived lack of stimulation in the school system and the cost of childcare is prompting some families to pool resources

ROAD SAFETY

Police arrest reckless driver who streamed videos on Periscope

Madrid youth offered live coverage of his speeding feats, and is seen taking drugs behind the wheel

HEALTH

Why Spain is an increasingly attractive destination for fertility tourism

Thousands of foreigners are coming to the country to visit clinics – and the beach