Spanish Culture and News

Juan Carlos 30 years as King

Thirty years ago today, two days after Franco’s death in 1975, Juan Carlos de Borbon was proclaimed king. His work in the immediate aftermath of the coronation was vital in helping secure the smooth transition to democracy that followed the end of the dictatorship.

Wikipedia has a quick rundown of his life and El Pais and El Mundo have each put together short commemorative albums.