Spain

Madrid's Mayor Wants to Ban City Center Protests

Ana Botella says demonstrations like the ones over the weekend are a detriment to the city's image.

Protesters Use Sex Dolls to Rally Against Spain's Anti-Abortion Law

Say hello to one of the creepiest pieces of public art in recent history.

Spain's Latest Housing Crisis: Criminals Posing as Fake Landlords

They're getting away with it because the scale of the country's real estate problems is just so big.

In Madrid, Street Performers Worry They'll Be Regulated Out of Existence

New rules limiting busking have not gone over well at all with the city's struggling arts community.

Plans For a Bike-Friendly Boulevard Are Met With Anger, Protests in Spain

Outcry over irresponsible spending on a beautification project have led to 40 arrests in the city of Burgos already.

Are Europeans Giving Up on Europe?

Countries like Italy and Spain are turning away from the world, with grave consequences for the European project.

Madrid's Streets Are Covered in Garbage

The city's 6,000 cleaners have been on strike for more than a week. That's bad news for anyone who wants to walk outside.

Putting a Face to Spain's Crippling Unemployment

In 2012, Jose Manuel Abel moved to Munich in desperate search of a job. One year later, he's employed, but without his family.

Welcome to Madrid! Here's a Long List of Things You're Not Allowed to Do

Spain's capital is banning everything from dangerous rollerblading to jumping in a fountain.

These 2 Charts Prove American Drivers Don't Pay Enough for Roads

The failure is especially clear when compared to spending by Europeans.

Let's Make Old Payphones Into Electric Car Chargers

It would address a major barrier to the use of EVs in big cities.

Europe's New Tallest Residential Tower Doesn't Have a Functional Elevator

Thanks to a design flaw, the current lift can't reach the top half of the building. How does this even happen?

How a Traffic Jam Became an International Incident

Gibraltar accuses Spain of inflicting "torture" through unnecessary delays at its border.

Scenes From Pamplona's Crazy, Week-Long Running of the Bulls

There are people in giant masks who chase children and hit bystanders with sponges on sticks.

Awesome Impromptu Soccer Field of the Day: One Made of Lasers

Here's one way to activate public space at night.

How Gaudí's Reputation Was Rehabbed

Taking stock of the once-forgotten architect's surrealist legacy on his 161st birthday.

Grab Your Wooden Effigies! It's San Juan Day in Spain

The country celebrates by lighting beach bonfires up and down the coast.

Faces of a Madrid Slum Clearance

34 Roma people have been removed from their makeshift homes outside Spain's capital.

Foldable Bike Helmets: Will They Ever Get Off the Ground?

The company behind this "Turtle" helmet, which folds down to half its size, promises it will become part of the urban cyclists’ way of life.