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Snails and thistles: These are the weird and wonderful regional Christmas dishes eaten across Spain

CHRISTMAS would not look a lot like Christmas without traditional dishes and desserts. In countries like the United Kingdom, Christmas without roast potatoes and gravy...

Traditional Italian dessert ‘Panettone’ officially included in prestigious Spanish dictionary

It’s stocked on supermarket shelves across Spain and now it’s entering Spanish dictionaries.  Panettone, one of Italy’s most popular desserts, especially at Christmas, is now...

¡Feliz Navidad! These are the strangest Christmas traditions celebrated in Spain

CHRISTMAS traditions in Spain are in essence no different from any other nation – people hold on to strange customs, eat and drink a...

Huge mural art in Spain’s Malaga represents famous piece displayed in Thyssen Museum

ONE of the works belonging to Thyssen Museum's permanent collection has been the inspiration of a new mural art which now decorates a façade...

Maya Ruiz-Picasso, eldest daughter of Spain’s legendary painter dies at 87

MAYA Ruiz-Picasso Walter, the eldest daughter of Spanish painter Pablo Picasso, who served as a model and inspiration for many paintings and drawings, has...

All I want for Xmas: Tickets for Blur, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Robbie Williams on sale, but Pet Shops...

THE Three Kings are bringing music lovers a real treat this year. A string of top-name acts is lined up for appearances in Spain, with...

Russian Museum in Spain’s Malaga filled once again with Russian art thanks to British art collector

THE galleries of the Russian Museum in Malaga once again displays Russian art, but this time without works on loan from the State Museum...

A little slice of Chile that was really Chilly!: Spain’s Sierra Nevada stands in for the Andes

WHEN Spanish director JA Bayona needed some snowy high mountain scenery for his new movie, he knew where to look. The Jurassic World film-maker headed...

EXPLAINED: Could Alicante on Spain’s Costa Blanca really be the original home of Santa Claus?

ALICANTE is an unlikely candidate for the original home of Santa Claus – for starters, it hasn't snowed in the city since 1926. There are...

Spain’s Malaga holds winter wonder light show at city’s botanical garden

MALAGA’S botanical garden celebrates the magic of the season with a winter wonder light show. The city of Malaga will once again transform La Concepción...

Spain’s Picasso Museum to organise children’s workshop over Christmas

The Museo Picasso Malaga (MPM), following tradition, will organise its annual Christmas workshop for children. This year, the workshop will have a focus on light...

British comedian Dave Thompson heads up a series of British stand-up comedy shows coming to Costa del Sol over...

Some of the UK’s top alternative stand-up comedians are heading to the Costa del Sol for a series of festive shows in the lead...

Christmas shopping sorted: 10 top spots for unique hand-crafted gifts in Spain

After something unique, traditionally Spanish with a modern twist without images of bulls or polka dots? Step out of the souvenir shops and into...

Human jawbone unearthed in Spain’s Catalunya may be earliest example of Homo sapiens found in Europe

A jawbone dug up in the Banyoles area of Catalunya in 1887 might just be the earliest example found of Homo sapiens in Europe-and...

CHRISTMAS IN SPAIN: A guide to what to expect in the festive season

Spain has a no shortage of festive traditions that differ regionally. Starting at the beginning of December and ending in January there are plenty...

Digging for the truth: ‘Cousin’ of Christopher Columbus in Spain’s Galicia exhumed in DNA bid to prove explorer was...

THE bones of a 15th century cleric from Galicia have been exhumed in a bid to prove that Christopher Columbus was not Italian but...

Spain’s Revello de Toro Museum presents ‘Malagueñas’, showcasing portraits of women from Malaga

A NEW temporary exhibition has been inaugurated at the Revello de Toro Museum entitled ‘Malagueñas’. The exhibition, presented last Thursday November 17 by the Mayor...

Exploring Spain’s Andalucia from 5,000 years ago

WANT to get an idea what life was like in Andalucia 5,000 years ago? At the Algaba education centre just outside Ronda, you have the...

LISTED: Monuments and statues in Spain’s Malaga that will be under video surveillance as of this spring

MALAGA'S iconic monuments and statues such as the Alcazaba or the Picasso Statue at Plaza de la Merced in Malaga will be under video...

Brand new toy museum opens in Spain’s Malaga

A NEW toy museum has opened its doors to the public in Cuevas de San Marcos, a small town in the Antequera region, showcasing...

Axarkia Rockin’:100 strong rock band to give concert in Spain’s Velez-Malaga

A Rockin’ Night in Velez-Malaga, with Axarkia Rocking will take place next Saturday, November 19, with a 100 strong rock band. 100% of the proceeds...

Childhood inspiration: On the trail of the young Pablo Picasso through Spain

AS we approach the 50th anniversary of the death of Pablo Picasso - a series of events are planned for 2023 – it is...

Spain’s Christmas Lottery campaign is launched with the focus on ‘extraordinary stories’ 

CHRISTMAS got a little bit closer on Thursday, as Spain’s state lottery company released its yearly advertisements for the world-famous December 22 draw, which...

International Flamenco Day to be celebrated across Spain’s Malaga with extensive flamenco programme

VIBRANT and captivating dance spectaculars across Malaga and Andalucia will commemorate the 12th anniversary of Flamenco declared by UNESCO as Intangible Cultural Heritage. The 12th annual...

UK TV and film company co-founded by David Walliams to check out Ciudad de la Luz studios on Spain’s...

A UK TV and film production company co-founded by comedy performer and children's book writer David Walliams is looking into using Alicante's recently reopened...

Largest ‘immersive’ exhibition in Spain celebrates legendary artist Pablo Picasso

MADRID has unveiled a new 'immersive' exhibition dedicated to the revolutionary Spanish artist Pablo Picasso to commemorate the 50th anniversary of his death. The exhibition-'Imagine...

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