Temperatures in Spain have been rising over the past couple of weeks, with seven provinces being put on alert for high temperatures last week.
Top Spanish treats to keep you cool this summer
Though you might not feel like eating a lot when the weather is so warm, some Spanish food and drink can have an amazing cooling effect, from fresh, chilled gazpacho to icy, refreshing granizado.
So follow The Local's guide to the best food and drink to consume this summer to stay cool as a cucumber.
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