Thousands of people hush their chatter in Seville's Duque Plaza. A cloud of incense is the only sign of what approaches.
The Spanish king's son-in-law has appeared in court on allegations that he and a partner funneled away millions of euros through fraudulent deals.
Organisers of the annual beauty contest Miss Spain have filed for bankruptcy in the midst of a deep recession.
Spain are facing Davis Cup humiliation after they slumped 2-0 down to Canada, a country who have never previously won a World Group clash.
After another brutal year of economic hardship, Spaniards across the country are hoping for relief through the country's famed Christmas lottery.
Catalonia's latest election brings increased social polarity that could spread beyond politics, writes Giles Tremlett.
Age-old tensions have resurfaces as the country buckles under harsh austerity measures.
Spain's debt levels are set to rise, piling pressure on the government to apply for aid as it pours funds in to cash-strapped regions.
Germany is not just Europe's biggest economy and the message from the eurozone's paymaster is simple: if we can do it, so can you.
There is one good reason for Greece to stay in the euro: to combat corruption. The country is riddled with it.
While Rome burned, Nero put on fancy dress, stood on a tower and played his lyre, writes Simon Jenkins.
Inspectors have released a damning progress report amid darkening outlook for Spain. Larry Elliott, Jill Treanor and Giles Tremlett report.
England will step up their penalty-taking practice as they enter the Euro 2012 knockout rounds desperate to atone for repeated failures in shoot-outs.
This week is set to be eventful, as markets weigh in on the EU's "Spailout" and key economic data emerges from around the world, writes Matt Quigley.
Finance ministers have agreed to lend Spain up to 100-billion to shore up its teetering banks.
A former senior executive at Bankia is to receive a 14-million payoff in a move that will cause controversy beyond the country's borders.
The Spanish bank crisis has led to investors running to safe havens again, worsening rand volatility, writes Lisa Steyn.
While Euro angst vies for the spotlight with US jobs data, bad news from mining and manufacturing is expected on the home front, writes Matt Quigley.
As unemployment soars, financial institutions face rising bad debt and the need for a European Union rescue.
Everybody knows that if South Africa and Spain have one thing in common, it is an abundance of sun. But what about unemployment?