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The 20 most common last names in Europe, ranked

Family names are at the heart of a country’s history. So, to find out all you need to know about European nations, looking at...

CROWN IMPERIAL as Bronze Age burial area in Murcia suggests that women could have ruled ancient Spain

AN ancient burial site in the Murcia region suggests that women may have ruled the roost in the early Bronze age. That possibility is being...

Fresh bid fails to get iconic ‘Lady of Elche’ back to her home turf on Spain’s Costa Blanca

SPAIN'S Culture Commission in the national senate has rejected a motion that wanted the government to permanently transfer an iconic statue back to Elche. The...

A 1.2 million Picasso on sale at the first Mayoral gallery exhibition in Spain’s Madrid

THE first exposition from the Mayoral gallery in Madrid, ‘Zóbel and great postwar artists’, inaugurated this Thursday, March 11. The display runs until March 21...

‘The Hidden Path’: Feminist masterpiece by beloved Spanish author translated into English for first time

MORE than 75 years after its conception, Elena Fortun’s secret Sapphic novel is coming out in English. Written during her exile in Argentina between 1939-1948,...

Malaga village pays tribute to rural women in dramatic urban art piece for International Women’s Day

A SMALL village in deep inland Malaga has enlisted the skills of two local artists to transform the whitewashed walls into a tribute to...

‘The Girls’: Convent-school drama by first-time female director scoops Spain’s top film prize

The Girls, a coming of age drama by a first time female feature film director has scooped the best film award in the 2021...

Unique museum celebrating famous poet receives continued council support on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ORIHUELA City Council has renewed its association with the Miguel Hernández University and Iberfol SL for the conservation of the Miguel Hernández Fig Tree...

Ex-banker has appeal overturned for smuggling priceless Picasso painting out of Spain

Former Santander Vice President and one of Spain's richest men has seen his second appeal rejected in court this week for the attempted smuggling...

Over 200 fossilised footprints of animals predating dinosaurs described in Spain’s Catalunya

THE presence of fossilised remains of dinosaurs and bones, footprints and eggs in Catalunya is astounding. Now, thanks to two investigations by the Catalan Institute...

SCHOOL’S NOT OUT: Fallas and Magdalena school holidays cancelled this year

THIS year’s Fallas and Magdalena fiestas in Valencia and Castellon will be normal school days. The Valencian government this week announced the cancellation of the...

Historic museum to get €300,000 facelift on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ROJALES council is to spend over €300,000 on the town's Archaeological Museum to fix all of the problems uncovered in a survey by its...

Multipurpose venue is a ‘dream come true’ for provincial president at historic coastal site on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A MULTI-MILLION euro project for Torrevieja’s harbourside was unveiled yesterday, and described as a “dream come true” by the president of Alicante province, Carlos...

Fury in Burgos as residents blast Spanish cathedral’s new doors

IT is one of the most stunning spots in Spain, the former capital of Castilla y León well trotted by pilgrims on the El...

Executed victims of General Franco to be exhumed from mass grave on Spain’s Costa Blanca

WORK will start at Alicante cemetery next week to exhume the bodies of 11 people murdered between 1939 and 1945 during the fascist regime...

LIGHTS, CAMERA… : New ‘Almodovar girl’ is from Valencia

IF there is one term that sums up Spanish cinema, it is ‘Almodovar girl’. The country’s most famous and successful director Pedro Almodovar has a...

Five incredible castles in Spain’s Malaga every history-lover should visit

THE castles in Malaga provide its landscapes with grandiose silhouettes. Malaga has over 90 legendary fortresses scattered throughout the province, however the passage of time...

Rapper’s prison sentence sparks massive free speech legal debate across Spain

THE jailing of Spanish rapper and poet Pablo Hansel over the content of his lyrics has sparked a nationwide backlash in Spain's punishments for...

Costa Blanca city to be the only Spanish representation at international trade show in Shanghai

ORIHUELA will be the only city representing Spain when it attends the 10th Shanghai International Flower Expo The city’s mayor, Emilio Bascuñana, announced their attendance...

Annual “riot of colour” on Spain’s Costa Blanca replaced by virtual tour of wall museum due to Covid

THE highlight of Orihuela’s fiesta season, the annual medieval market, has been replaced by a virtual tour of the city’s Museum of the Wall...

Cordoba voted most beautiful historic city in Spain in Lonely Planet survey

THE Andalucian city of Cordoba has been voted the most beautiful in Spain in a recent online survey. The study was carried out on the...

Spain’s Malaga to have second largest drive-in cinema in Europe

MALAGA will have the first permanent drive-in cinema in Andalucia, open all year round, and the second largest in Europe. Investor Tamara Istambul and Cristina...

Renovated museum reopens after 14 years and puts Vega Baja town ‘back on the map’ in Spain’s Costa Blanca

SAN FULGENCIO council has announced that the town’s Archaeological Museum is to reopen after closing in 2007. A Ministry of Culture report from October last...

Spain’s Fuengirola unveils an ancient and restored Venus statue

THE Venus of Fuengirola, a Roman sculpture found in 1979, is back on display after being restored. The white marble sculpture, depicting a Venus Pudica...

Virtual tours provide Covid-safe visits to museums on Spain’s Costa Blanca

MUCH of Costa Blanca’s culture will now be accessible to stay-at-home citizens, thanks to virtual tours. Mar Ezcurra, Orihuela’s Councillor for Culture (pictured below), announced...

The Dolmens Museum in Spain’s Antequera will open to the public this year

THE restoration work on Antequera’s Dolmens Museum has been completed. After an investment of €4.5 million and 33 months of work, the centre in Antequera...

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