ARCHITECTURE

The shortlist of architectural disasters in Spain

A cultural association named Hispania Nostra decries that valuable historical buildings have been defaced, badly restored or demolished altogether

HISTORY

One of the world’s longest Roman aqueducts was in Valencia, scholars discover

Although only a few sections have survived, this feat of engineering covered 98.6 kilometers between the mountains and the regional capital

ARTS

Arqua, Spain’s underwater museum, has a problem with leaks

A Culture Ministry report is blaming faulty construction at the Murcia building, and warns there is little that can be done to stop sea water seeping in

ART

Madrid’s Prado museum seeks a solution for its most popular artworks

In an effort to reduce constant overcrowding, the gallery is trialing a new display design for the rooms holding Hieronymus Bosch’s famous paintings

HISTORY

The Mudéjar jewel hidden in the palace of the real-life ‘Citizen Kane’

A foundation has discovered that a coffered ceiling belonging to a Spanish church was bought by US magnate William Randolph Hearst and placed in his library

CINEMA

Spanish animation feature ‘Klaus’ hopes for Academy Award glory

The Netflix co-production has already won a BAFTA and seven Annies, the industry equivalent of the Academy Awards

SPANISH FILM

Filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar triumphs at Spain’s Goya Awards

The internationally acclaimed director won in seven categories, including Best Film, for his semi-autobiographical movie ‘Pain and Glory’

FILM

Is Spain’s Antonio Banderas an ‘actor of color’?

Several US media outlets have been criticized for claiming that the Spaniard, who has been nominated for an Oscar this year, falls into this category

ACADEMY AWARDS

Spanish film legends get Oscar nominations for ‘Pain and Glory’

Director Pedro Almodóvar and his leading man Antonio Banderas are in the running for Best International Feature and Best Actor, respectively, at the upcoming Academy Awards

SEXUAL MISCONDUCT ACCUSATIONS

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

Monarchy

Research confirms that intermarrying caused the ‘Habsburg jaw’ in Spanish royals

After analyzing portraits, a team of geneticists and surgeons has confirmed the link between the diplomatic strategy adopted by the dynasty and their prevalent overbite

200th Anniversary of the Prado

Goya blows out the candles on the Prado Museum’s 200th birthday

The most ambitious display of drawings by the master to date brings the celebratory series of exhibitions to a close

A stroll through the Prado Museum on its bicentenary

Spanish music

Why does Rosalía cause so much controversy?

The Spanish pop sensation has won over critics across the world, but continues to stir debate, be it for her political views, concert fees or flamenco-inspired music

Sports stars

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

HISTORY

The US mercenary pilot who shot down planes in Spain for $1,000

A new novel recreates the bold effort by Harold E. Dahl’s wife to save his life after he was sentenced to death by the Franco regime

COMEDY IN SPAIN

Scottish stand-up star Daniel Sloss to play Madrid gig

The 29-year-old, who has two new specials in the pipeline with streaming giant Netflix, is currently touring with his 10th solo show

ARCHAEOLOGY

Inside Toledo’s Visigothic city

Researchers have discovered that what was thought to be the remains of a church at Los Hitos archaeological site is in fact a sixth-century palatine complex

Cinema

Schwarzenegger in Spain: The film shoot that saw the 1981 coup attempt and snakes in a hotel pool

The Austrian actor spent time in Madrid, Segovia and Almería while filming the action movie ‘Conan The Barbarian,’ a production which encountered all sorts of problems

MOVIE INDUSTRY

Latino drug dealers: The clichéd role that Spanish-speaking actors willingly accept

In the Trump era, many observers warn against feeding the stereotype of the Hispanic narco criminal

FAR-RIGHT IN SPAIN

Far-right group interrupts screening of Civil War movie with Franco-era slogans

The España 2000 party was behind the incident, which took place in Valencia on Thursday as the new film from director Alejandro Amenábar, ‘While at War,’ began

WORKERS’ RIGHTS

Disabled workers at Madrid’s Royal Palace condemn abusive conditions

One employee says she was paid just €545 for nearly 200 hours of work, while others claim they were only given their contract to sign when they were fired

HISTORIC BUILDINGS

The lost architectural gems of Spain’s recent history

A look at the landmark buildings that served as food markets, factories and movie theaters and that have been demolished through ignorance or speculative greed

TV shows

Meet the most sought-after young men in Madrid

Omar Ayuso and Arón Piper are living the ‘Élite’ life thanks to a Netflix series that has become a worldwide sensation

Television

Winter is coming, and so is the ‘Game of Thrones’ official exhibition...

A collection of the weapons, props and costumes used during the filming of the hit HBO fantasy drama series will be in Madrid from October 26 onward

How Cirque du Soleil turned to the genius of Messi for inspiration

The artistic spirit of the Argentine soccer star is the protagonist of the world-renowned company’s new production. EL PAÍS SEMANAL got a sneak peek at the rehearsals in Montreal ahead of the premiere on October 10 in Barcelona

Music

Why does Rosalía attract so many haters in her home country?

The international star continues to divide public opinion in Spain, whether over her way of singing flamenco or her stance on the Catalan independence movement