Monday, September 27, 2021

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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...

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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...

Archaeological experts say an ancient artefact discovered on Costa Blanca farmland in Spain is around 2,500 years old

A Costa Blanca farmer found an ancient sculpture in his field which experts believe dates back to the Iberian age of the fifth century...

Archaeological dig in Valencia unearths 60 skeletons from ancient churchyard

EXCAVATION work taking place on a stretch of Islamic wall in Valencia city has unearthed 60 skeletons – and counting. Neighbours overlooking the site in...

Death of Jose Paredes who pioneered big-scale shoe manufacturing in Elche on Spain’s Costa Blanca

JOSE Paredes who made Elche a leading Spanish force in footwear has died aged 88, following a car accident close to his home in...

Sculpture transforms disused lighthouse on island off San Sebastian in northern Spain

ACCLAIMED Spanish sculptor Cristina Iglesias unveiled Hondalea, a site-specific bronze piece which transforms a disused lighthouse on the island of Santa Clara in the...

Leading Spanish foundation set to open new exhibition centre in Valencia

CAIXAFORUM Valencia will open in July 2022. The Valencian branch of the highly prestigious Catalan culture and art centre has been on the cards for...

Bathe like Caesar: Visit the stinky Roman Empire site that put Manilva on the map

ROMAN roots run deep throughout the Iberian Peninsula but this westerly corner of the Costa del Sol really tickled Roman legion fancies for the...

WELCOME TO WORLD DESIGN CAPITAL: Spain’s Valencia gears up to host year-long international festival in 2022

This is the first time the honours have been bestowed upon a Spanish city, following an unsuccessful bid by Bilbao in 2014.

LIGHTS, CAMERA… Spain’s Valencia celebrates 100th anniversary of iconic cinema director Luis Berlanga

THIS year marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of one of the most iconic and influential Spanish cinema directors of all time. Luis Garcia...

Catch that pigeon: Winged pests threaten Renaissance tapestries of Raphael in Spain’s Madrid

A PRICELESS set of tapestries by famed Renaissance artist Raphael are in danger of being seriously damaged by pigeons. Madrid’s Royal Palace has nine of...

EN ESPAÑOL, POR FAVOR: Spanish language and culture centre reopens in Valencia with summer courses to suit every need

AFTER what seems like an eternity, Spain is gradually opening up again now that the worst of the coronavirus pandemic is behind us. With an...

Picasso branded ‘woman abuser’ in protest at Barcelona museum dedicated to Spain’s most famous artist

By Nickacia Forrester The Picasso Museum in Barcelona was the scene of a protest when a group of art students took “silent action” to expose...

Film fans: How Spain’s Castilla y Leon became the location for some of the greatest movies ever

FILM buffs should head to Castilla y Leon this summer for a series of talks about how the region became the chosen location for...

Free Festival announced showing off the young musical talent of Spain’s Costa Blanca

MUSIC is top of the agenda at the first "Orihuela Music Fest" later this month, bringing together promising youngsters of the municipality. Orihuela’s Councillor for...

Placido Domingo performs in Spain for the first time since 2019 when sexual misbehaviour allegations first surfaced in America

TENOR Placido Domingo received a standing ovation last night(June 9) at the end of his first concert in his native Spain for 18 months. The...

COVID CLAMPDOWN: Concert organisers in Spain’s Valencia forced to step up anti-COVID protocols before upcoming events

ORGANISERS of the open-air concerts at Valencia’s La Marina are under fire from local and regional authorities for failing to properly enforce anti-COVID safety...

Ars Magna presents summer concert series across Valencia region with candlelit performances in historical settings

History and art come together to create something magical.  The best artists on the music scene come together in these characteristic concerts organised for years...

Spain’s Marbella signs off new contract for popular Starlite Festival until 2027

THE most popular music and cultural festival on the Costa del Sol has signed a new contract for the next six years in breakthrough...

GREEN CATWALKS: Spain’s Valencia gears up for Ruzafa Fashion Week with the focus on sustainability and environmental responsibility

HERE is a date that all fashion fans need to pencil into their diaries. June 3 to 12 will see the celebration of the Ruzafa...

How a Toledo synagogue became a symbol of anti-Semitism in Spain

To mark Castilla-La Mancha Day, the Olive Press visits a curious monument symbolic of an age-old conflict in Spain.

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