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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...

BLOWN OUT AGAIN: Valencia’s Fallas cancelled for second consecutive year due to COVID

THE world-famous Fallas festivities in Valencia have been cancelled again this year due to COVID-19. City mayor Joan Ribo made the dreaded – but expected...

Netflix casting call in Spain’s Ronda

NETFLIX is looking for extras for its new series ‘Feria.’ The company Son de Casting has put out a casting call for 700 extras to...

Beady-eyed art lovers spot Game of Thrones star lookalike at Madrid museum

FROM Philip Seymour Hoffman as Truman Capote to Emma Corbin being cast to play Princess Diana in the Crown, Hollywood has the ability to...

Spanish Renaissance painter El Greco’s works expand as new painting discovered in private collection

RESEARCHERS from a Spanish University have unearthed a previously unknown piece of original work from famous Renaissance painter known as El Greco. The modest...

Looking for a low-key cultural getaway for 2021? Check out six new towns included in Spain’s Andalucia list of...

AFTER a year marked by grounded planes, closed borders, and mandatory quarantines, looking for destinations close to home is probably the safest option until...

British pianist and sexual abuse activist James Rhodes gains Spanish citizenship

PABLO Iglesias, Spain's Deputy Prime Minister, announced yesterday via Twitter that English pianist and rights activist James Rhodes has been officially granted Spanish nationality....

SORE LOSERS: Gallery in Spain banishes popular painting that shows moment Spanish ship is defeated by English privateers

IT seems that some people can’t take defeat - even hundreds of years after the fact. A painting depicting the brave but ultimately doomed final...

Excavation for Irish chieftain Red Hugh hits obstacle in Valladolid

THE hunt for the 16th-century Irish chieftan Red Hugh has hit a literal wall in Spain as archaeologists want to burrow through a Santander...

Man from Valencia wins €25,000 from Warner Bros after film giants framed him as mafia member in The Accountant

A Spanish judge has ordered Warner Bros to pay a Valencian businessman €25,000 in damages. But this was small change compared to the man’s original...

Malaga Contemporary Art Centre to host landmark exhibition of Portuguese artist Pedro Cabrita Reis’ paintings and sculptures

WITH more than 220 paintings and a breathtaking bronze sculpture collection, the work of the Portuguese artist Pedro Cabrita Reis will go on show...

School in northern Spain is sent almost one tonne of Costa Blanca oranges in move to promote city’s produce

ALMOST a tonne of oranges have been sent from Orihuela to a school in a small town in Leon as part of a promotional...

Plastic pollution in world’s oceans inspires unique display in Spain’s Costa Blanca

A 'floating island' sculpture consisting of 3,612 plastic bottles is on display in Alicante to highlight the problems of environmental pollution in the world's...

Fantastic find of old Phoenician moat gets archaeologists excited on Spain’s Costa Blanca

AN ancient moat that is over 3,000 years old has been uncovered in Guardamar on the southern Costa Blanca. Archaeologists from Alicante University have made...

Anger in Spain’s National Dance Company as newly chosen prima ballerina is director’s girlfriend

THERE has been upset in Spain's National Dance Company (CND) this week as it was revealed that the newly selected prima ballerina is in...

Artichoke season brings ‘dignity’ as well as profit to farm workers in flood-ravaged Vega Baja on Spain’s Costa Blanca

AFTER a thousand years of production in the Vega Baja region of Spain, the humble artichoke won’t let one season lost to flooding affect...

Spain’s Malaga to offer 65 free cultural activities over Christmas

THE Diputacion de Malaga has announced it will offer 65 free cultural activities for all ages and all audiences over the Christmas period. The Culture...

Netflix to release a Korean version of Spain’s hit series Money Heist

NETFLIX have announced a Korean remake of the Spanish hit series Money Heist. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvCdLmxnkj0 And with over 65 million households tuning in to watch the...

Three iconic cultural sites in Spain’s Malaga to offer free guided tours during Spanish Constitution holiday

PICASSO’S Birthplace, the Russian Museum and the Pompidou will be open every day during the holiday of the Spanish Constitution. The Constitution Day (Dia de...

Alicante’s nativity scene gets world recognition on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ALICANTE has grabbed two world records after it built the tallest-ever nativity scene as well as it being the largest in area. The city's Plaza...

Spanish DJ Datflex to compete in globally streamed World DJ Championships tonight

HOSTED online for the first time in its 35-year-long history, the final of the World DJ Championships will take place tonight with an epic...

The dazzling Christmas lights of Spain’s Malaga will be switched on today

MALAGA’S Christmas lights switch on today with an additional seven streets included in the twinkling Christmas light displays. This year there will be no musical...

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