Plácido Domingo: “In some places now you can’t say anything to a woman”

The opera singer speaks to EL PAÍS on his return to his home country of Spain, discussing his career and his future after he was accused of sexual harassment

Piqué shakes up the tennis world

Loved and hated in almost equal measure, the Barça soccer star was a mainstay of Spain’s greatest ever national team, but when it comes to business, tennis is his game. In the run-up to his makeover of the Davis Cup, he talks to EL PAÍS about his venture and how Shakira is a source of inspiration

Venezuelan star conductor Gustavo Dudamel to perform at the Castell de Peralada Festival

The musical director and his wife, Spanish actress María Valverde, talk to EL PAÍS about their upcoming performance in Girona, where they will share the stage together for the first time

Folk legend Joan Baez comes to Spain on her farewell tour

Now 78, the music icon will perform in San Sebastián, Sitges, Girona and Madrid before retiring from the world stage

Eighty years later, book of children’s drawings prefaced by Aldous Huxley sees the light in Spain

The collection came out in 1938 to raise funds to help Spanish youngsters who were living through the Civil War

Why Spanish is fast becoming Britain’s favorite foreign language

Two reports from the British Council and the Cervantes Institute put its popularity ahead of that of French and German

Could Spanish cathedrals suffer the same fate as Notre-Dame?

Church leaders say safety measures are in place, but the budget for conservation has been cut dramatically in a decade

Doris Salcedo, the Colombian artist who melted 37 tons of FARC weapons

EL PAÍS SEMANAL talked to one of the most influential artists in Latin America about ‘Fragments,’ her plea for enduring peace in her country, and the power of art to inspire social change

Beethoven’s Spanish grandmother

A new book explores the influence that María Josefa Poll had on the musical genius from Germany

America claims its stake in the Spanish language

Spain’s plan to include language promotion in Marca España angers Hispanic academies

Nicaraguan writer Sergio Ramírez takes Spain’s Cervantes Prize

Central American novelist and journalist was a Sandinista revolutionary and vice-president of his country

“Catalans have been exposed to a falsified version of history for years:” John Elliott

UK historian argues regional schools and Spanish nationalists both to blame for current crisis

3,000 corrections for the poet Miguel Hernández

A new edition of the writer’s collected works contains 30 never before released poems

Pablo Escobar: a never-ending source of entertainment

The world’s most famous drug lord may be dead but his on-screen appeal is very much alive

Venezuelan violinist Wuilly Arteaga vows to fight Maduro with music

Beaten and imprisoned for performing during opposition protests, musician says he has no plans to stop

US tour of Gustavo de Dudamel’s Venezuelan youth orchestra canceled

President Nicolás Maduro punishes famed music director for “sticking his nose into politics”

After three incidents in a month, are Spain’s music festivals safe?

Death of an acrobat, a fire and overcrowding prompt experts to call for clearer regulations of events

Can an €80m art center energize the Spanish seaport city of Santander?

Pritzker-winning Italian starchitect Renzo Piano completes five-year project to build Botín Center

Will Carmen Cervera’s collection remain at Madrid’s Thyssen Museum?

Still no deal with Culture Ministry covering free-of-charge loan of 429 paintings that expired Monday

Who will succeed celebrity chef Ferran Adrià?

The genius behind the Catalan restaurant elBulli has produced an entire school of thought

Paul McCartney rocks Madrid on a midsummer eve

Three-hour concert brought fans from all over Spain for event to celebrate 40th birthday of EL PAÍS

Lorca’s legacy will stay in Spain

Rumors that part of his work could be sold off to repay the foundation’s debt drives government to action

Spain loses major 20th-century historical archive

Castañé Foundation donates part of collection after failing to reach deal with ministry

“Let the English keep Cervantes; they will treat him better”

Writers deplore lack of initiatives on 400th anniversary of ‘Don Quixote’ creator’s death

Spanish now second-most-spoken language on the social networks

But head of Instituto Cervantes draws attention to its increasingly “shabby” use

Ian Gibson: A life with Lorca

Irish-born scholar’s work on writer to be reprinted to mark 80th anniversary of his death

Hispanist Paul Preston: “Franco remains a mystery to me”

British historian continues to revise his biography of the dictator, first published in 1993