Spain

The idea that Moorish Spain was a haven of tolerance for Christians and Jews is a fashionable myth

Four learned saints, and the Romans’ favourite sauce

“One can certainly see why the Iberians want the Rock”

The National Gallery’s show is a treat for a country with a modest collection of the artist’s work 

From the 15th century to the 20th, one Spanish family has left an indelible mark on history across the world, from Florence to Havana

Paul Preston’s exhaustive and admirable biography shines light on Santiago Carrillo, a relatively unknown figure, who played a key role in the restoration of Spanish democracy

The dust-jacket of Christopher Howse’s second book on Spain points to its contents. In the province of Huesca a tiny caterpillar of a train is passing beneath the Cyclopean sugar-loaf rocks of Riglos, a magnet to climbers and home to the griffon vulture. This, then, is not a book about Spanish railways. Rather, the network serves simply as structure for a much wider survey of the country’s past and present.

A visit to Andalucia, where unemployment is higher than it was almost anywhere in Europe in the Great Depression