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WELCOME TO WORLD DESIGN CAPITAL: Spain’s Valencia gears up to host year-long international festival in 2022

This is the first time the honours have been bestowed upon a Spanish city, following an unsuccessful bid by Bilbao in 2014.

LIGHTS, CAMERA… Spain’s Valencia celebrates 100th anniversary of iconic cinema director Luis Berlanga

THIS year marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of one of the most iconic and influential Spanish cinema directors of all time. Luis Garcia...

Catch that pigeon: Winged pests threaten Renaissance tapestries of Raphael in Spain’s Madrid

A PRICELESS set of tapestries by famed Renaissance artist Raphael are in danger of being seriously damaged by pigeons. Madrid’s Royal Palace has nine of...

EN ESPAÑOL, POR FAVOR: Spanish language and culture centre reopens in Valencia with summer courses to suit every need

AFTER what seems like an eternity, Spain is gradually opening up again now that the worst of the coronavirus pandemic is behind us. With an...

Picasso branded ‘woman abuser’ in protest at Barcelona museum dedicated to Spain’s most famous artist

By Nickacia Forrester The Picasso Museum in Barcelona was the scene of a protest when a group of art students took “silent action” to expose...

Film fans: How Spain’s Castilla y Leon became the location for some of the greatest movies ever

FILM buffs should head to Castilla y Leon this summer for a series of talks about how the region became the chosen location for...

Free Festival announced showing off the young musical talent of Spain’s Costa Blanca

MUSIC is top of the agenda at the first "Orihuela Music Fest" later this month, bringing together promising youngsters of the municipality. Orihuela’s Councillor for...

Placido Domingo performs in Spain for the first time since 2019 when sexual misbehaviour allegations first surfaced in America

TENOR Placido Domingo received a standing ovation last night(June 9) at the end of his first concert in his native Spain for 18 months. The...

COVID CLAMPDOWN: Concert organisers in Spain’s Valencia forced to step up anti-COVID protocols before upcoming events

ORGANISERS of the open-air concerts at Valencia’s La Marina are under fire from local and regional authorities for failing to properly enforce anti-COVID safety...

Ars Magna presents summer concert series across Valencia region with candlelit performances in historical settings

History and art come together to create something magical.  The best artists on the music scene come together in these characteristic concerts organised for years...

Spain’s Marbella signs off new contract for popular Starlite Festival until 2027

THE most popular music and cultural festival on the Costa del Sol has signed a new contract for the next six years in breakthrough...

GREEN CATWALKS: Spain’s Valencia gears up for Ruzafa Fashion Week with the focus on sustainability and environmental responsibility

HERE is a date that all fashion fans need to pencil into their diaries. June 3 to 12 will see the celebration of the Ruzafa...

How a Toledo synagogue became a symbol of anti-Semitism in Spain

To mark Castilla-La Mancha Day, the Olive Press visits a curious monument symbolic of an age-old conflict in Spain.

KNOWING THE DRILL: Controversial music craze is the new buzzword in Spanish cities

Drillers have discovered that tracks praising family and friends don’t attract anywhere near as many streams as songs about violence, drugs, prison, racism, or police violence.

PURE GOLD: Immersive Klimt art exhibition in Valencia offers fans the chance to experience the paintings from within

ART fans in Valencia are in for a treat. From now and until August 15, the Ateneo Mercantil in Valencia city centre (Plaza del Ayuntamiento,...

Anti-fascist Brigades fighter from Valencia area of Spain who resisted Franco as a teenager dies, aged 101

THE last known survivor of the International Brigades who fought against General Franco and the fascists in the Spanish Civil War has died, aged...

Madrid welcomes Hollywood director Wes Anderson as work begins on set of new movie

HOLLYWOOD director Wes Anderson is heading for Madrid this year as work begins on the set of his newest creation. Elaborate sets have been spotted...

Traditional paella from the Valencia area of Spain could become a UNESCO asset

PAELLA could be labelled as a UNESCO heritage asset if the Valencian government gets its way. An official application process has begun via a declaration...

Better Luck Next Time: Italy wins in Eurovision 2021 as Spain and UK flop

THE yearly spectacle of the Eurovision Song contest has once again com to an end with Spain left to lick their wounds in one...

Ancient Roman bath complex emerges from shifting sands on beach in southern Spain

Ancient Roman bath complex has been discovered beneath sand dunes on an Atlantic beach in the Cadiz province of southern Spain. Archaeologists from the University...

The History and Evolution of Casinos in Spain

Casinos have stood the test of time as many casinos are still around today, even if it is in an online form. It may...

Spanish DNA study set to finally solve mystery of true origins of explorer Christopher Columbus

The 500-year old mystery of the adventurer’s true identity could about to be solved, thanks to modern science.

FALLAS IN SEPTEMBER: Iconic Fallas festivities in Spain’s Valencia region will take place in September this year

As well as the actual monuments, the Fallas involve a huge number of activities and people, including flower offerings, extremely loud mascleta firecracker displays, parades, exhibitions and much more.

EN VALENCIÀ, PER FAVOR: Irish linguist launches self-study course to help British and Spanish residents in the Valencia region...

THE situation will be familiar to the vast majority of expats who relocate to the Valencia region, especially in smaller, more ‘traditional’ towns. You make...

OPERATIC TRIUMPH for Madrid venue that scoops the top prize for Spain in prestigious international awards

MADRID'S Teatro Real has won the top honour at the 2021 International Opera Awards which are opera's equivalent of the movie Oscars. The virtually-hosted event...

Performance artist who sat still for over 700 hours scoops Spain’s top arts prize worth €50,000

AN acclaimed 74-year-old Serbian performance artist, who once sat in total silence for 716 hours as people took turns to stare at her, has...

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