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DISPATCH: The ‘loca fiesta’ of San Juan returns to Spain’s Andalucian spa town of Lanjaron in La Alpujarra

SPAIN is known for some oddball fiestas that go way beyond enjoying drinks and music with friends in the village plaza. While the town...

HIDDEN GEMS: Ten of the most unusual museums in Spain

SPAIN has its fair share of world-class museums and galleries to visit, but look beyond the major tourist attractions and you will find some small...

La Noche de San Juan: What is Spain’s midsummer celebration all about?

The San Juan festival has its roots in a pagan celebration to mark the start of summer, writes Livia Cockerell.

Film maker and artist Tim Burton to get first ‘Ambassador of Madrid’ award in Spain

FILM director Tim Burton is to be awarded the first-ever 'Ambassador of Madrid' title. Madrid City Council approved the new award in April which...

WATCH: Flamenco-inspired Dior show takes over iconic Plaza de España in Sevilla, southern Spain   

THE Plaza de España in Sevilla became the dramatic setting for a spectacular catwalk show by Dior inspired by flamenco. The live show took place...

A summer of education and fun at Valencia’s City of Arts and Sciences

VALENCIA’s City of Arts and Sciences (Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències) is a must visit at any time of year and even...

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds to headline Cala Mijas music festival on Spain’s Costa del Sol

AUSSIE rockers Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds have been announced as a headline act for Cala Mijas festival.  Having played Primavera sound on June...

Lorca comes back to life in tours offered this summer in Granada birthplace in southern Spain

THE birthplace of celebrated Spanish poet Federico Garcia Lorca will come to life with dramatised tours this summer.  A group of students and amatuer actors...

From the Rock to Hollywood: Movie deal for trio of films by Gibraltar director

GIBRALTARIAN film director Ian Serra has signed a Hollywood film deal on three of his movies.  And the Rock itself is destined for the silver...

Las islas maltesas reabren para el verano con eventos llenos de diversión para toda la familia

Pocos otros destinos de vacaciones pueden compararse con las Islas Maltesas. Malta, Gozo y Comino ofrecen un paraíso bañado por el sol donde los...

VIRGIN’S BACK: The return of ancient pilgrimage the Romeria del Rocio to Huelva in Spain’s Andalucia

By Livia Cockerell FOLLOWING a two year delay, the ancient festival of Romeria del Rocio has returned to Andalucia in Spain. Before the pandemic, the religious...

Beauties and the beasts: A look at some of Spain’s female bullfighters

By Livia Cockerell AN exclusive Olive Press interview with Miriam Cabas, a 20-year-old veterinary student from the small town of Los Barrios across the bay...

Rare medieval codex turns up 84 years after vanishing during Civil War in Spain

A rare codex dating back to the 13th century has been recovered in Spain after it went missing in 1938. A soldier 84 years ago...

Ten of the best open air museums to visit in Spain

DISCOVER 10 of the best 'roofless' museums in Spain with Kimberley Mannion.

Campaigners call on Valencia City Council to save historic lighthouse earmarked for demolition

CAMPAIGNERS are up in arms over plans to destroy a century-old lighthouse at the entrance to Valencia Port described as a relic from the...

Spain’s glittering Goya Awards gala celebrating Spanish film set for Sevilla in 2023

SPAIN'S Goya Awards for film will return to Sevilla next year, it has been announced.  Considered by many in Spain as their country's equivalent of...

Ole! Meet the 20-year-old female matador forging her way in a macho world as Spain turns it back on...

THERE are few spheres left in the modern world that remain predominantly the realm of men, but one of the last vestiges of machismo...

Royal ties: Five surprising facts about the strong links between the British and Spanish royal families as Queen Elizabeth...

As the Queen becomes the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee after 70 years on the throne, the Olive Press explores the rich ties between the British and Spanish royal families

IN PICS: This is how to enjoy Madrid like a Rolling Stone

THEY arrived on a private jet emblazoned with the iconic logo a week ago and since then the Rolling Stones have been enjoying some...

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...

Spain lodges complaint over ‘inappropriate’ Royal visit to Gibraltar for Jubilee celebrations

THE Spanish Government has lodged a protest over the forthcoming visit of the Earl and Countess of Wessex to the Rock. A protest was made to...

IN PICS: Take a look at Spain’s extraordinary scrap cathedral built entirely by one man

JUSTO Gallego Martinez, a former monk who devoted the last six decades of his life to building a cathedral out of scrap in a...

Popular medieval market in Spain’s Valencia area returns at start of June

BUÑOL hosts its annual medieval market this weekend on the Paseo de San Luis with a chance to see artisan craftsmen demonstrating their wares. There'll...

Poetic justice? UK accused of robbing Spain of second place at Eurovision thanks to algorithm

IT would be poetic justice if indeed Spain had been robbed of Eurovision glory by the UK thanks to an algorithm, as claimed by...

Russian Museum in Spain’s Malaga reopens its doors with 350 works by Picasso

THREE and a half weeks after its closure, Malaga’s Russian Museum has reopened its doors in the Tabacalera building. The Tabacalera building, which also houses...

Red Hot Chili Peppers kick off tour in Spain’s Sevilla

THE Red Hot Chili Peppers are playing the first gig of their new tour in Sevilla. On Saturday June 4 they will take to La...

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