Monday, October 3, 2022

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Photographer in Spain’s Órgiva, Franc Enskat, is launching his new portrait project

TIRELESSLY capturing the most eccentric characters in and around Órgivan is a favourite task for Franc Enskat, a German/French photographer who moved to the...

Grandson of Republican colonel embarks on quest to recover paintings stolen by Franco regime

IN the wake of the Spanish Civil War, Republican Colonel José Sicardo Jiménez- Córdova and his wife Mariana Carderera had little choice but to...

Carmen Thyssen Museum in Spain’s Malaga will celebrate Tourism Day with an open day and free guided tours

THE Museo Carmen Thyssen Malaga will join the celebration of World Tourism Day on Tuesday 27 September with an Open Day and free guided...

Spanish novelist Javier Marias dies at the age of 70 in Madrid

JAVIER Marias, author of novels like All Souls and A Heart so White and a regular candidate for the Nobel prize for literature has...

Celebrating Pablo: Year of events to mark the 50th anniversary of Picasso’s death launched in Madrid

A YEAR of events to mark the 50th anniversary of the death of Pablo Picasso has officially started. The culture ministers of France and Spain...

RED HUGH O’DONNELL: The flame haired Irish Chieftain who found a final resting place in Spain 

IT may seem curious, but a tribute to  legendary Irish Chieftain Red Hugh O'Donnell has just been paid in the Spanish city of Valladolid...

James Bond inspired by iconic expat and British spy Alan Hillgarth who lived in Mallorca

The author confessed ‘the Bond character is a compound of all the secret agents I knew'

Spain is least ‘culturally arrogant’ country in Europe but here are 10 reasons why you SHOULD say ‘Viva España!’

Spain is the humblest country in Europe when it comes to shouting about its national patrimony - way behind boastful Britain and gloating Greece, according to a recent poll. But Pablo Balbontin has 10 reasons to be proud of his native land...

Five historic buildings in Spain’s Andalucia added to Red List for ‘risk of disappearance’

FIVE historic buildings in Andalucia have just been added to the Red List compiled by the association Hispania Nostra. The Red List is an initiative...

Remains of large Roman villa found at Costa Blanca dig site in Spain

ARCHAEOLOGISTS from Alicante University have found the remains of a large Roman villa on a dig site in the Sogair area of Altea. The discovery...

International chefs converging on home of paella in Spain’s Valencia to make world’s best dish

SUECA'S International Valencian Paella Contest returns after a two-year pandemic break on Sunday. 42 chefs from 12 countries will battle it out to create the...

Timetable for the Andalucia Big Festival this weekend in Spain’s Malaga

THE countdown is on, tomorrow kicks off the Andalucia Big Festival By Mad Cool—one of the biggest music events of the year. The Cortijo de...

Malaga mayor receives honorary OBE from the UK—the most important tourist market for the city

THE Mayor of Malaga, Francisco de la Torre, has received, this Monday August 5, the title of Honorary Officer of the Order of the...

This year Starlite Festival in Marbella received more visitors than in 2019

THE Starlite festival in Marbella welcomed over 362,000 visitors this summer, 80,000 more than in 2019. Nearly half of those attending concerts (48.3%) were foreigners...

National Geographic selects Pompidou as one of the ‘must-see’ museums in Spain

THE brightly coloured Centre Pompidou, home to the Georges Pompidou National Centre of Art and Culture of France, located on Malaga's Muelle 1, has...

What do King Solomon, Andalucia’s Rio Tinto mines, NASA and Mars have in common?

One of the most common reactions to visiting the Rio Tinto mining complex is a comparison to a Martian landscape - and that’s not so far-fetched for a number of reasons

Huelva home to the best-preserved rural mosque in Spain

BUILT on the site of a fifth-century Visigoth basilica, the Almonaster Mosque in Huelva, is one of few surviving rural mosques in Spain, considered the...

SPAIN’S ROBIN HOODS: Retracing the steps of famous Andalucian bandits who took from the rich and gave to the...

In Andalucia during the 18th and 19th centuries, bandits were flamenco dancers, bull-fighters, smugglers and travellers, writes Diana Tang and Grace Lee

Spain’s Mayor of Malaga to be awarded honorary OBE from the UK

THE United Kingdom has awarded Francisco de la Torre an Honorary OBE (Honorary Officer of the Order of the British Empire) for his services...

Spain’s oldest known iron sword ‘rescued’ from illegal internet auction

A JEWEL of Spanish military history has been 'rescued' from an illegal internet auction. The item, of great historical relevance, is believed to be the...

From Art to Entertainment – French Culture has had a Heavy Influence in Andalucía

Andalucía has a rich history, and the southern region of Spain has been influenced by various cultures over the centuries. Some would say that...

WATCH: Robbie Williams stuns with surprise performance in Ibiza

REVELLERS in Ibiza got a surprise when British star Robbie Williams got up on a stage during a concert earlier this month. The crooner...

Museum sector in Spain’s Andalucia enjoys growing numbers of visitors in 2022

MUSEUM in Spain’s Andalucia have tripled the number of visitors so far this year with respect to 2021. In fact, according to the Regional Ministry...

EXPLAINED: What you need to know about Spanish explorer Elcano as Sanlucar de Barrameda in Cadiz prepares for a...

While Magellan and 232 others didn’t make it, it is 500 years since intrepid Spanish explorer Elcano made the first circumnavigation of the world

Valencia City bookshop wins best bookstore in Spain title

THE honour of being called Spain's best bookstore has gone to a Valencia City shop. The award has been given to the Ramon Llull store...

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