Alert Cops the Spanish Police App in English

AlertCops is a fantastic app available on both Android and Apple phones, which allows you to report a crime or accident without making a call. It’s available in various languages (Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Basque) so ideal for non-Spanish speakers. Operated by the National Police, Guardia Civil and the Ministry of the Interior,…

Semana Santa in Spain

Lasting from Palm Sunday (Domingo de Ramos) to Easter Sunday (Lunes de Pascua) , Semana Santa (Holy Week) is  the most important annual cultural and religious event in Spain. Although each Spanish region, and even city and village, has its own customs and practices for Easter, Andalucia takes top spot for spectacular processions. Sumptuously decorated…

National and Bank holidays in Spain in 2022

In Spain, each year there are 14 bank holidays (dias festivos), made up of 10 National holidays (of which two can be substituted by the region), 2 regional holidays and 2 local municipal holidays. 2022 will be a good year for long weekends and “puentes” – when a public holiday falls on a Tuesday or…