ON THE TOWN

Restaurants and bars, movies, theater, dance, sports arenas, even the home… Keep abreast of what’s going on where, and how you can have the greatest fun.

THE BASQUE COUNTRY & THE VASCOS – 3 (Guernica, the Path to Terror at the Reina Sofia Museum)

"Guernica, a terrifying mural oil painting of greys, whites, and blacks, was Picasso’s response to the aerial bombing of Guernica, a town in the Basque Country. With Guernica he took a leap into political discourse, reflecting the tremendous events that unfolded in the Basque town"

A BRIT AT A FLAMENCO SHOW

We went to Villa Rosa, a tablao in Sol on a Thursday evening, none of us really knowing what to expect. The biggest thing I noticed about flamenco was not the dance itself but the attitude to the dance. It felt as though you could hear the passion in every step, clap and snap.

VERANOS DE LA VILLA: CALLING ALL BUDDING FILM-MAKERS !

Sinfonía de Verano, a community film project about Madrid in summertime: Here's your chance to participate with your video in a unique film about Madrid these hot days of summer!

WORLDPRIDE MADIRD 2017: ¡VIVA LA VIDA!

"For a country that is traditionally and historically connected to the Catholic Church, it is heartwarming to see so many Spaniards in support of equal rights for their LGBT friends, family, and fellow citizens"

RARE SUMMER TREAT: MARVELOUS MUSIC FESTIVAL AT THE ROYAL THEATER IN JULY!

Pop, rock, new wave and jazz-flamenco fusion rendered by towering talents from the national and international music circuits

WEST SAHARANS DEMONSTRATE AGAINST MOROCCO IN SPAIN

“We are demonstrating  against a farcical trial and against the conspirational  silence  of the international community, a community that demands respect for human rights in other parts of the world [read that as Venezuela] but forgets all about Western Sahara.”

WHAT’S SO STEREOTYPICAL ABOUT SPAIN, HUH?

Contrary to most of the stereotypes linked with Spain, most countries see the Spaniards as tolerant, reliable, democratic, pacifist, honest, strong, humanitarian and hard-working!

SALVADOR DALI: THE PATERNITY OF A FAMOUS DUD

The pretender to the awesome Dalí name dismisses rumors about the surrealist painter's incapacity to father a child as fake news

GARBIÑE MUGURUZA, 2017 QUEEN OF GRASS AND SPEED

When the formidable Serena Williams defeated Muguruza in the 2015 Wimbledon final. she told the teary young Spanish player: “Don’t be sad. You’ll be holding this Venus Rosewater trophy very, very soon, believe me.” Two years later the prophesy came true at the expense of Serena's sister Venus.

THE BASQUE COUNTRY & THE VASCOS – 2 (The “New Speakers”)

"In the last decades, the strong revitalization efforts of Basque on the Spanish side of the Basque Country has led to a big new population of Basque speakers called ‘new speakers’"

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “Pamplona: If it’s Crowded, Blame Ernesto”

"Perhaps the whole experience must be lived to be fully understood and appreciated, not just the ‘encierros’ but the spirit and philosophy and ‘joie de vivre’ of this peaceful little town that wakes up on July 7 and does not go back into a peaceful slumber again until July 15"

SPAIN, THE GLOBAL LEADER IN BLUE FLAG BEACHES: We are the Champions!

This summer, one in every six Blue Flags in the world will be standing in Spain and one in every five Spanish beaches will have a Blue Flag.

WE MAY NOT BE “TOP-TEN” BUT WE’VE GOT THE MAGIC NUMBER

We're Nª 13! We're the 13th most reputable country in the world. We're Spain!

Alcalá de Henares: The Birthplace of the Legendary Miguel de Cervantes

"Seeing Cervantes’ birthplace reminds us of the fact that the most renowned 'writers' were real people with real lives and real histories"

THE BASQUE COUNTRY & THE VASCOS – 1

Ander Beristain is a native of of the Basque Country. He is one of the approximately 700,000 speakers worldwide of euskera. This summer he's doing a study of the interaction between Basque and Spanish and how speaking Basque affects how the Vascos speak Spanish

THE REAL MADRID

Any and everything about the fascinating capital city of Spain — and the Autonomous Community of Madrid — from its rich history through its vibrant present to what the future holds, recounted from every angle imaginable.
This category, however, goes beyond Madrid; it embraces stories of what occurred, are occurring, and will probably occur in the Spanish nation whose capital is Madrid.