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Why a village in Spain’s Galicia is about to be invaded by marauding vikings

SPAIN has more than its fair share of bizarre festivals, but the one that takes place on the first Sunday each August, in a...

Game Of Thrones Spin-off Series Returns To The King’s Landing Filming Location In Spain

It’s official – House of the Dragon is the first of potentially several, Game of Thrones spin-off series. Cast and crew members are filming...

Spanish poet scoops prize for heart-wrenching poems written in hospital laundry during COVID

Begoña M Rueda won the prestigious Hiperión poetry award for her moving and eye opening collection based on her experiences as a laundry worker...

Madrid’s Retiro Park and Paseo del Prado awarded UNESCO World Heritage Status

THE CITY of Madrid will appear on the list of world heritage sites for the first time after its Retiro Park and Paseo del...

Xacobeo: Why this year (and next) is an extra special time to visit Spain’s Santiago de Compostela

By Shannon Chaffers THROUGHOUT this year and into the next, Christians from all over the world will flock to Santiago de Compostela in the autonomous...

Bowie exhibition, live music and outdoor cinema season launches at iconic eco hotel on Spain’s Ibiza

A RICH and varied summer of cultural events is about to kick off at Ibiza’s historic Atzaró Agroturismo Hotel and Spa. From tonight, they’re hosting...

Art lovers in uproar after 40-year-old mural by world-renowned artist is painted over in Spain’s Castellon

CASTELLON city council has come under fire this week after workers painted over a huge and historic mural created by internationally renowned local artist...

Titanic of the Mountains: Historic train station in Spain’s Pyrenees to be transformed into luxury hotel

Known as the 'Titanic of the Mountains', a grandiose railway station which is reputed to have served both as an escape route for thousands...

Spain’s ministers back law to fine people up to €140,000 for publicly supporting ex-dictator General Franco

A draft 'Law on Democratic Memory' that bans public expressions of support for the ex-dictator, General Francisco Franco, has been backed by the Spanish...

Benidorm to host competition to choose Spain’s 2022 Eurovision Song Contest entry

BENIDORM is set to be at the heart of Spain trying to pick a successful Eurovision Song Contest entry next year. Full details will be...

Pilar Bardem, campaigner, actor and mother of Javier, dies in Madrid aged 82

CELEBRATED actor Pilar Bardem, mother of Javier, Mónica and Carlos Bardem, has passed away at the age of 82.  The beloved Spanish star died in...

Ladies’ singing chorus back with “thrilling” performance after 18 month break on Spain’s Costa Calida

SPANGLES, the female choral society based in Murcia, are performing after 18 long months of online coaching and safely-distanced, masked rehearsals. They performed in public...

IN PICS: Madrid’s Gran Via metro station reopens with retro look and state-of-art technology

After a three year refurb and delays caused by archaeological discoveries as well as a pandemic, Madrid’s Gran Via metro station has reopened to...

Ancient sarcophagus discovered in ‘spectacular’ condition at Roman site in Murcia area of Spain

MURCIA archaeologists have dug up an ancient sarcophagus at the site of a Roman community in Mula. The find was made during the annual summer...

Here are all the museums in Spain you can visit for free this summer as part of exciting new...

A HANDFUL of museums across Spain can be visited free of charge from today until September 30, thanks to the cultural campaign carried out...

Balearic Islands invest €225K to promote Catalan language

THE Department of Political Linguistics of the Government of the Balearic Islands will invest €225,000 to promote the learning of the Catalan language.  This new...

More than 13,500 music fans pack out 10-day festival in Spain’s Castellon

THE second edition of the Peñiscola From Stage festival ended on Sunday after 11 consecutive days of live music that drew more than 13,500...

Restoration work in Spain’s Valencia unearths children’s graves from Islamic period

AN archaeological dig in Valencia city centre has unearthed several small graves belonging to children. Experts working on the restoration of the Islamic wall in...

Why Tuesday 13 is a day of bad luck and misfortune in Spain

The myth of Tuesday the 13th haunts Spaniards just as Friday the 13th looms over the rest of us

Robin Hood or robbing hoodlum?: Andalucia’s last bandit built up a legendary reputation

By Shannon Chaffers WHEN it comes to popular representations of bandits, gangs, and other notorious outlaws, English-speakers might initially think of England, with the legendary...

The Olive Press offers you a 15-day free trial of Spanish lessons with Hotel Borbollón

Each day you'll receive a Spanish lesson adapted to your needs, capabilities and goals.

JURASSIC PARK: New species of dinosaur discovered in Spain’s Castellon

A NEW species of dinosaur has been discovered in Castellon province in Spain's Valencia region. Investigators working at the Portell de Morella (Els Ports) archaeological...

Moors & Christians Festival makes triumphant return in week of events on Spain’s Costa Blanca

FESTIVALS return to the Vega Baja area of Costa Blanca on Saturday, as the ‘Moors & Christians’ event kicks off in Orihuela. Lasting until the...

Colourful statues remain on Benidorm streets for an extended stay on Spain’s Costa Blanca

THE colourful sculptures of Taiwanese artist, Hung-Yi, will remain on Benidorm streets for an extra two months until mid-September. The exhibition called 'Galaxia Hung' consists...

City proclaims “Orihuela loves you” on International Pride Day on Spain’s Costa Blanca

INTERNATIONAL Pride Day is being celebrated throughout the Vega Baja region today, June 28, and the area’s largest city wants to shout, “Orihuela loves...

Brexit may force Spain’s main TV channels to cut down screenings of UK-made programmes

A fresh Brexit consequence could cut the number of British TV shows shown on European Union television screens including those in Spain. It's a new...

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