Jim Lawley

Can Spain save its dying villages?

The town of Zahara de la Sierra celebrating the festival of Corpus Christi (Getty)

In a little village on the Spanish Meseta, I once asked an old lady about the next village some three or four miles away. She shook her head as if considering a hopeless case and said, ‘Oh, the people there are very different.’ To me, those villages seemed like two peas in a pod.

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