Thursday, February 2, 2023

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A portrait by Spain’s Picasso of his daughter could fetch €15 Million at upcoming Sotheby’s auction in London

PABLO Picasso’s portrait of his daughter Maya, painted on February 4 1938 when she was two and a half years old, is expected to...

New Videogame Museum in Spain’s Malaga aims to be the second most visited museum in the province

THE OXO Videogame Museum of Malaga will open its doors next week with the ambition of becoming the second most visited museum in the...

Spain’s Malaga to host biggest kite exhibition in the world ‘Kite Fest 2023’

MALAGA will paint the sky with colours as it brings together the best kite pilots in the world this Spring. On April 29-30, the best...

BLESSED ANIMALS: San Anton Church in Madrid is centre of attraction for pets

ONCE a year, on January 17, a strange crowd gathers on a street in Madrid’s fashionable Chueca district. For several hours, unusual pilgrims gather at...

ABSOLUTELY FAB FRESCOS: Spain has some of the best, plus one or two ‘unfortunate’ examples!

FROM cave paintings to church frescos to modern murals of epic scale, countless artists have left their brush marks on Spanish architecture down the...

IN PICTURES: The festival in Spain where horses are ridden through flames

A TRADITION where horses are spurred to leap through 20 flaming bonfires has been revived after a COVID break - and not everyone is...

‘Unknown to the West’: Madrid to host spectacular Ukranian art exhibition

A special Ukranian art exhibition will be hosted in Madrid at the city’s Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum. The exhibit In the Eye of the Storm: Modernism...

Spain’s Valencia celebrates the patron saint of animals with a fiesta and church blessing

THE popular San Antonio festival is being staged in Valencia this weekend, culminating with Tuesday's blessing of animals. San Antonio Abad became the patron saint...

Valencia’s Fallas festival in Spain may introduce firecracker restriction to help distressed pets

VALENCIA'S Fallas festival in February and March could be getting a firecracker 'quiet zone' to offer some respite for both humans and their pets. Valencia...

Celebrating Christmas in Spain: 5 festive traditions

As an expat in Spain, you might not be familiar with the local Christmas traditions. Spain has many traditions that vary from region to...

Freya’s fashion advice: bag a bargain in the January sales in Spain

SOMETHING to keep up your spirits during the disappointing post-Christmas calendar are the January sales! A chance to get your mitts on as many...

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Superstition emptied a Spanish village in the 14th century before turning it into a must-visit festival

There is live music, falconry demonstrations, sword fights, hypnosis and magical shows

Spanish social media influencer Elena Huelva dies after years-long battle with bone cancer

Spanish social media influencer Elena Huelva who rose to fame after detailing her years-long battle with cancer has died at just 20 years of...

The Picasso Museum in Spain’s Malaga closes 2022 with more than 640,000 visitors—close to record pre-pandemic numbers

THE Picasso Museum Málaga (MPM), the flagship of Malaga's cultural offering, has received a total of 641,216 visitors throughout 2022. The figure is just shy...

Three Kings gear up for Spain’s longest-running parade in Costa Blanca area

SPAIN'S longest-running Three Kings parade and celebrations gets into full gear in Alcoy on Wednesday. The Alicante Province city's first recorded parade was in 1866...

Dolmens, Roman Theatre, Acinipo and Arab Baths in Spain’s Malaga surpass 523,500 visitors in ten months

THERE is much more to Malaga than nightlife and beaches with the province’s historic landmarks becoming must-visit attractions for many. In fact, Malaga’s iconic monuments,...

TRAVEL SPAIN: Six amazing places to visit in 2023 that probably aren’t on your bucket list but should be

WHEN visiting a country like Spain, determining how to make the most of your stay can be a difficult task, writes Shannon Chaffers. Of course,...

Large illegal private collection of historic artefacts is found on Spain’s Costa Blanca

THE Guardia Civil has discovered one of the largest-ever illegal private collections of archaeological artefacts in Alicante Province stored in a Denia house. Two men...

Brit rock star, Rod Stewart, to perform for first time ever at Marbella’s Starlite in 2023

THE British rock singer-songwriter, Rod Stewart, will perform for the first time at Starlite Catalana Occidente in Marbella, on Friday July 21, 2023. The legendary...

How government scrooges in 1882 accidentally created Spain’s obsession with gobbling 12 grapes on New Year’s Eve

THE minute hand on Madrid's Puerta de Sol clock tower nears midnight. Millions of Spaniards already have a grape in their mouth. Millions of others...

Five of the wackiest New Year’s Eve traditions from around Europe

If you’re looking to spice up your leap into the new year, why not do what the Danish do at New year's Eve and...

Spain’s Almayate brings back its traditional living nativity scene—one of the most important in Malaga province

FOLLOWING a two-year hiatus due to the Covid pandemic, the residents of Almayate, in Velez-Malaga, are preparing to bring back the popular celebration of...

BE LUCKY!: Maximise your luck for 2023 by following these New Year traditions from Spain

WE'RE all hoping that 2023 will bring a new start and good fortune but to make sure the New Year gets off in the...

Spain’s Mallorca stages ancient banner carrying ceremony ahead of New Year’s Eve celebrations

ONE of Europe's oldest non-religious celebrations takes place in Palma, Mallorca this Saturday. The Festa de l'Estandard(banner) has its roots back to the early 13th...

All Fools’ Day: How Spain marks Dia de los Santos Inocentes

DECEMBER 28, Spain marks the Dia de los Santos Inocentes (Holy Innocents’ Day) which is somewhat similar to April Fools’ Day. It’s the day to...

Three villages in Granada among most beautiful in Spain

GRANADA city hosts some of the most beautiful monuments in Spain and the province can now also boast to being home to several of...

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