Sunday, October 1, 2023

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Stunning 100-year-old Spanish church converted into skatepark

Church Brigade group use funds to restore disused place of worship

New research on cave paintings in Spain credits children for prehistoric art

MUCH modern art may look a little sketchy to the untrained eye.  But new research has found that some of the world's earliest known art...

Night visits to the Alhambra in Spain’s Granada to resume this week

NIGHT visits to the Nasrid Palaces and the Generalife will open up to visitors this week. With the lifting of curfew, the Managing Board of...

A PUT-DOWN A DAY: New Spanish book praises ‘therapeutic’ quality of insulting

INSULTS have been branded ‘therapeutic’ in a new book by Catalonian author Sergio Parra. In Mecaguen!, published by Vox, Parra says that expletives are ‘necessary’...

REVEALED: The five top-earning cultural sites in Spain’s Andalucia

THE Junta de Andalucia has raked in over €1 million from non-EU visitors at attractions like Ronda’s Arab Baths, new figures have revealed. Malaga’s Roman...

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’s Malaga nominated for Best Emerging Culture City award

MALAGA has been nominated for the Best Emerging Culture City award at the Leading Culture Destination (LCD) Awards.
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Monumental conspiracy: Gibraltar’s Europa Point honours Polish Prime Minister

Conspiracy theories still surround the death of a Polish Prime Minister who lost his life in a freak plane crash on the Rock

Virgen del Carmen festivities return to Spain’s Costa del Sol after two-year hiatus

THE Virgen del Carmen festivities will be taking place all along the coast this Saturday, July 16, with processions and live entertainment. The fiesta of...

Speed cameras in the Balearic Islands have raked in millions

THE SPEED camera on the motorway in Calvia caught over 11,000 speeding drivers in the first ten months of 2017, the highest on the...

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

Almost half of Flamenco dancers in Spain will retrain in other professions post-COVID says study

THE arts industry, like so many sectors, has taken a beating from the coronavirus pandemic. And it seems even Spain's most iconic dancers cant...

SNAP HAPPY: Why the Sierra Nevada and Alpujarra region of Granada are a visual feast for your camera

THE Sierra Nevada area of Granada is a dream for photographers, who will encounter some of the best scenery and atmosphere of Andalucia. This...

Piano Man zooms in to Marbella and you can win tickets

HE has supported a host of famous acts, including George Benson, Simply Red and Michael Bolton. But now Paul Maxwel has an amazing show...

Curtains go up on spectacular Malaga theatre festival

Cutting edge and successful new Spanish language plays are now being performed throughout the city as part of the El Festival de Teatro de Malaga

Prado in the streets: Madrid’s famous museum takes to the road in Spain

IF you can’t take people to the museum, take the museum to the people. Madrid’s world famous Prado museum has set up an exhibition featuring...

Starlite festival to light up Marbella

This year’s Starlite festival has an even better bill than last year, writes Giles Brown

New app developed to encourage tourism to visitors and residents alike in town popular with expats on Spain’s Costa...

SAN FULGENCIO Town Council has launched a smart phone app to promote the town to not only visitors, but its own residents! Consisting of the...

‘Queen of the Most Expensive’ shows latest work in Marbella’s Puerto Banus marina

A ONE million euro mural inspired by Puerto Banus and designed by British luxury designer Debbie Wingham is set to be unveiled in the...

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...

Valentine’s treat for Costa Blanca city as Madrid orchestra performs movie magic

TORREVIEJA Auditorium will see and hear some of cinema’s biggest hits come to musical life as Madrid’s Film Symphony Orchestra comes to town on...

Buzzfeed made a ‘how to make Spanish tortilla’ video and Spaniards are furious

The clip soon went viral as Spaniards were just not having it

Inventive ways to make new friends when you first move to Spain

Putting down roots in another country can be a daunting task even for the most extrovert among us. A new language, culture, traditions and...

How Londoners fell in love with Javea on Spain’s Costa Blanca through Joaquin Sorolla’s paintbrush

The year of 1908 marked the first time Londoners set eyes on Javea. In an age where aeroplanes were still learning how to fly, and...




Charred body discovered in burning car in Almeria: Police launch probe as identity of victim remains a mystery

A CHARRED body has been found in a burned-out car in Andalucia. The grisly discovery was made in Albox, Almeria, on Friday morning. The...


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