Tuesday, October 26, 2021

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IN PICS: Take a sneak peek at Moco, the new modern art museum just opened in Barcelona

A BRAND new contemporary art museum has opened in the Born district of Barcelona adding yet another reason for art lovers to visit the...

Meet the mysterious three men who penned the prize winning Carmen Mola novel

THREE male TV scriptwriters were awarded Spain’s Planeta prize for their work under the pseudonym Carmen Mola. The world’s highest paying literary trophy was...

‘Female’ winner of Spain’s €1m Planeta literary prize turns out to be three middle-aged men

A POPULAR novel with a mysterious author has won the 70th Planeta Prize.  The €1m Planeta award — the world’s highest paying literary trophy —...

WATCH: These are the ten best Spanish films of all time

Spain celebrated its first ever Spanish Cinema Day on October 6 to recognize the important role of filmmakers in the country’s cultural and social...

Christopher Columbus statue splattered in red paint in Spain’s Granada in ‘colonization’ protest

TWO women have been arrested in Granada accused of vandalising a statue of Christopher Columbus. The suspects, aged 29 and 24, were cuffed for allegedly...

BULLS OFF THE MENU: Spain’s €400 ‘culture vulture’ voucher for 18-year-olds will exclude bullfights

A ROW has broken out after it was revealed a €400 ‘gift voucher’ birthday present to 18-year-olds to spend on ‘cultural’ activities will not...

Spain tries to find relatives of over 5,000 Hungarian Jews saved from Nazi persecution by the ‘Spanish’ Oskar Schindler

SPAIN is trying to find the relatives of thousands of Hungarian Jews that were saved from the Nazis by a diplomat branded as the...

The biggest myths about Christopher Columbus as Spain celebrates ‘Hispanic Day’

CHRISTOPHER Columbus stares out at the Atlantic Ocean and tells his son the world is like the orange he is peeling: round, not flat....

Dia de la Hispanidad: Why Spain celebrates its National Day on October 12

Each October 12 Spain marks its National Day or Dia de la Hispanidad with a public holiday. The day coincides with the celebration of Christopher...

Legal row brews over Franco’s flowery bathroom sink at dictator’s summer palace

A FLOWERY basin where General Francisco Franco carried out his daily ablutions when at his summer palace in Galicia is at the centre of...

Where does Spain feature in the Top Ten rankings of World’s Most Beautiful People?

SOME MIGHT SAY that ‘beauty is in the eye of the beholder’, but it is very difficult to determine what makes someone beautiful. Is it...

Spain to give €400 ‘culture vulture pass’ as birthday gift when Spaniard turn 18

SPAIN'S government has announced a birthday gift to all 18-year-olds in the form of a culture voucher worth €400. The culture pass, which can be...

Fairytale princess: The incredible story of the flamenco dancer from Spain’s Malaga who became Indian royalty

SHE started out as a Flamenco dancer from a humble background but became a Maharani when she captured the heart of an Indian Maharaja. Aged...

Under the sea: Five wineries in Spain with underwater cellars that you can visit

Spanish winery submerges bottles underwater in a twist to the aging process

Hollywood comes to Malaga: Antonio Banderas to direct and star in Spanish version of musical Company

ANTONIO Banderas is back in his hometown of Malaga to sing of lost friends and lovers.  The acting legend wasn't being deliberately melancholy; his performance...

Unsettling statue of ‘drowning girl’ disturbs onlookers in the north of Spain

ALMOST imperceptible against the glassy waters of Bilbao's River Nervion, an eerie human face stares out from the tide.  But the unsettling lifelike body -...

Celebration of “jugs” and artisan festival planned as ancient cave complex reopens on Spain’s Costa Blanca

THE FAMOUS caves of Rojales are back in action this weekend with new exhibitions, following the latest relaxation of Covid-19 restrictions. Local Councillor for Culture...

San Sebastian Film Festival: Here’s what you need to know about the winners, films and fashion during 69th edition

THE 69th edition of the San Sebastian Film Festival has drawn to a close, here's a rundown of what happened this year.  With controversy surrounding...

Spain’s Malaga drive-in cinema to opens its doors on October 8 with the screening of ‘Grease’

MALAGA’s all-year-round drive-in cinema will open its doors to the public on October 8. The drive-in, located on 16,000 square metres of land on the...

Former resident of Spain’s Marbella, Sean Connery, is ‘officially’ the favourite James Bond of all time

AFTER five outings in the James Bond franchise, Daniel Craig is eventually revoking his license to kill. As fans and critics alike ponder on who...

DNA analysis by British university sheds light on the origins of Valencia’s Giant of Segorbe

DNA analysis of a skeleton found in an ancient Islamic necropolis in the Valencian town of Segorbe gives evidence of the brutal expulsion of...

Locals offered sneak peek inside new Dolmens Museum in Antequera in Spain’s Andalucia

THE new Dolmens Museum in Antequera will offer a series of museum open days starting this coming Monday, September 27. After an investment of €4.5...

Johnny Depp blasts ‘cancel culture’ as he accepts top award amid protests at Spain’s San Sebastian Film Festival

HOLLYWOOD star Johnny Depp warned that no-one was safe from ‘cancel culture’ as he collected San Sebastian’s Donostia Award in the face of criticism...

Amateur artist inspired by beauty of Spain’s Costa Blanca sells painting at London’s Royal Academy for £900

A PAINTING of a friend’s house in Moraira was selected to feature in the Royal Academy's Summer Exhibition in London earlier this year. The painting,...

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