Friday, February 26, 2021

SCHOOL’S NOT OUT: Fallas and Magdalena school holidays cancelled this year

THIS year’s Fallas and Magdalena fiestas in Valencia and Castellon will be normal school days. The Valencian government this...

Historic museum to get €300,000 facelift on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ROJALES council is to spend over €300,000 on the town's Archaeological Museum to fix all of the problems uncovered in a survey...

Multipurpose venue is a ‘dream come true’ for provincial president at historic coastal site on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A MULTI-MILLION euro project for Torrevieja’s harbourside was unveiled yesterday, and described as a “dream come true” by the president of Alicante...

Fury in Burgos as residents blast Spanish cathedral’s new doors

IT is one of the most stunning spots in Spain, the former capital of Castilla y León well trotted by pilgrims on...

Executed victims of General Franco to be exhumed from mass grave on Spain’s Costa Blanca

WORK will start at Alicante cemetery next week to exhume the bodies of 11 people murdered between 1939 and 1945 during the...

LIGHTS, CAMERA… : New ‘Almodovar girl’ is from Valencia

IF there is one term that sums up Spanish cinema, it is ‘Almodovar girl’. The country’s most famous and...

Five incredible castles in Spain’s Malaga every history-lover should visit

THE castles in Malaga provide its landscapes with grandiose silhouettes. Malaga has over 90 legendary fortresses scattered throughout the...

Rapper’s prison sentence sparks massive free speech legal debate across Spain

THE jailing of Spanish rapper and poet Pablo Hansel over the content of his lyrics has sparked a nationwide backlash in Spain's...

Costa Blanca city to be the only Spanish representation at international trade show in Shanghai

ORIHUELA will be the only city representing Spain when it attends the 10th Shanghai International Flower Expo The city’s...

Annual “riot of colour” on Spain’s Costa Blanca replaced by virtual tour of wall museum due to Covid

THE highlight of Orihuela’s fiesta season, the annual medieval market, has been replaced by a virtual tour of the city’s Museum of...

Cordoba voted most beautiful historic city in Spain in Lonely Planet survey

THE Andalucian city of Cordoba has been voted the most beautiful in Spain in a recent online survey. The...

Spain’s Malaga to have second largest drive-in cinema in Europe

MALAGA will have the first permanent drive-in cinema in Andalucia, open all year round, and the second largest in Europe.

Renovated museum reopens after 14 years and puts Vega Baja town ‘back on the map’ in Spain’s Costa Blanca

SAN FULGENCIO council has announced that the town’s Archaeological Museum is to reopen after closing in 2007. A Ministry...

Spain’s Fuengirola unveils an ancient and restored Venus statue

THE Venus of Fuengirola, a Roman sculpture found in 1979, is back on display after being restored. The white...

Virtual tours provide Covid-safe visits to museums on Spain’s Costa Blanca

MUCH of Costa Blanca’s culture will now be accessible to stay-at-home citizens, thanks to virtual tours. Mar Ezcurra, Orihuela’s...

The Dolmens Museum in Spain’s Antequera will open to the public this year

THE restoration work on Antequera’s Dolmens Museum has been completed. After an investment of €4.5 million and 33 months...

BLOWN OUT AGAIN: Valencia’s Fallas cancelled for second consecutive year due to COVID

THE world-famous Fallas festivities in Valencia have been cancelled again this year due to COVID-19. City mayor Joan Ribo...

Netflix casting call in Spain’s Ronda

NETFLIX is looking for extras for its new series ‘Feria.’ The company Son de Casting has put out a...

Beady-eyed art lovers spot Game of Thrones star lookalike at Madrid museum

FROM Philip Seymour Hoffman as Truman Capote to Emma Corbin being cast to play Princess Diana in the Crown, Hollywood has the...

Spanish Renaissance painter El Greco’s works expand as new painting discovered in private collection

RESEARCHERS from a Spanish University have unearthed a previously unknown piece of original work from famous Renaissance painter known as El Greco....

Looking for a low-key cultural getaway for 2021? Check out six new towns included in Spain’s Andalucia list of...

AFTER a year marked by grounded planes, closed borders, and mandatory quarantines, looking for destinations close to home is probably the safest...

British pianist and sexual abuse activist James Rhodes gains Spanish citizenship

PABLO Iglesias, Spain's Deputy Prime Minister, announced yesterday via Twitter that English pianist and rights activist James Rhodes has been officially granted...

SORE LOSERS: Gallery in Spain banishes popular painting that shows moment Spanish ship is defeated by English privateers

IT seems that some people can’t take defeat - even hundreds of years after the fact. A painting depicting...

Excavation for Irish chieftain Red Hugh hits obstacle in Valladolid

THE hunt for the 16th-century Irish chieftan Red Hugh has hit a literal wall in Spain as archaeologists want to burrow through...

Man from Valencia wins €25,000 from Warner Bros after film giants framed him as mafia member in The Accountant

A Spanish judge has ordered Warner Bros to pay a Valencian businessman €25,000 in damages. But this was small...

Malaga Contemporary Art Centre to host landmark exhibition of Portuguese artist Pedro Cabrita Reis’ paintings and sculptures

WITH more than 220 paintings and a breathtaking bronze sculpture collection, the work of the Portuguese artist Pedro Cabrita Reis will go...

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Half-wit hunters arrested for hanging hunting dog from tree in Spain’s Malaga (WARNING – contains distressing images)

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