Estadio Vicente Calderón, a colossal oval fortress that has dominated Madrid’s riverside skyline since 1966, is about to be demolished. One month since its closure, local bars which once thrived from the custom of football fans are now eerily quiet.
We look back in time to how our ancestors stayed cool during the summer, and there are many lessons we can learn from them, all of which include one very simple ingredient: water.
Why are so many iconic no-frills Spanish bars closing, and what does this mean for the future of Spain?
One man’s trash is another man’s treasure and, to a scrap collector, the streets of Madrid are paved with gold.
El Rastro isn’t just a market, it’s a 400-year-old community of quirky characters from all over the world, who live, eat and breathe El Rastro.
Mercado de la Cebada has been through some ups and downs over the last couple of centuries, but what didn’t kill it made it adapt.
Botellón is a favourite pastime in action, but it’s seriously testing the innate Spanish tolerance for noise and is causing friction across all of society.
The tinned food craze is sweeping the hipster capitals of the world but Spain has long been aware of the treasure inside these little tins.
The white plastic chair has become an icon of the nostalgic Mediterranean lifestyle that we all, let’s be honest, spend our lives striving to achieve.