Wednesday, February 20, 2019

NOT COOL: Locals in Spain reject having their neighbourhood branded ‘coolest in world’

Not everyone in Madrid’s Lavapies appreciated the neighbourhood being labelled the ‘coolest in the world’, discovers Heather Galloway

Why a trip to Spain’s Ronda is the perfect cultural getaway

‘NICE promenades, good wine, excellent food and nothing to do…’ Thus Ernest Hemingway wrote off the town where he spent numerous holidays drinking the local...

PACMA slam Spain’s government for awarding €30,000 to Andalucia’s bullfighter known as ‘the Pirate’

Padilla nearly lost his life in the bullring in 2011 when a bull ripped his eye out after the animal mauled him on the ground

Police foil Franco supporter’s plot to assassinate Spain Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez

The 63-year-old painted himself as a martyr, writing in the WhatsApp group, 'I am willing to sacrifice myself for Spain'

Heritage homes – a piece of the nation’s heritage in any of these eight historic designer towns

THEY are part of Spain’s living history - towns shaped over millennia by conquering civilisations with architectural styles that can never be repeated.  Everyone from...

MUST READ: First look at Andalucia recipe book by famed British food writer Fiona Dunlop

"I breathe for Málaga…. for Cádiz, for Alcalá de los Gazules, for what is intimately Andaluz." Federico García Lorca, 1924

Promenade promises to create a whole new look for visitors arriving in Palma

OVER 2,000 trees and tens of thousands of plants are set to revolutionise the look of Palma’s seaside promenade. The €20 million project will create...

Discover how Islam has enriched Spain with architecture to worship

SPAIN is undoubtedly one of the most Arab-influenced countries in Europe. From language to art, the Moors left an indelible mark on Spanish culture. But...

WATCH: Man defaces General Franco’s tomb in Madrid with red paint and is dragged away by security guards

The protest was sparked by growing tension surrounding the planned exhumation of the remains of General Franco from the Valley of the Fallen

DON’T GET SPOOKED: Five gruesome mysteries remain unsolved in Spain this Halloween

Suicide, UFOs, disappearance, murder, mutilation - these unsolved mysteries are guaranteed to get Halloween off with a scream!

WINTER WONDERLAND: Andalucia’s Sierra Nevada gears up for ski season amid sub-zero temperatures

THE Sierra Nevada ski resort has officially started preparing for the festive season as temperatures drop to -6 degrees. More than 100 cannons were used...

Spain voted Europe’s MOST humble country and one of most welcoming to Muslims

The immigration of Muslims to Spain is a very current issue in the minds of Spaniards. especially as Andalucia prepares to go to the polls in December

BOOK REVIEW: Carlos Ruiz Zafón’s The Labyrinth of the Spirits

In the second part of our new book review section, Alicia Duggan immerses herself in the long-awaited final instalment of the Zafon quartet that began with The Shadow of the Wind

Government officials and Franco family involved in row over ownership of sacred pilgrim statues in Spain

A Madrid court has given the Franco family until November 19 to prove their ownership

Archaeologists call on officials to turn historic Andalucian 2,300-year-old winery into tourist centre

Fears have grown over the preservation of the historical remains, with motocross fanatics using the area as a practice circuit

Invaluable 16th Century Titian painting torn after falling from wall in Madrid

Conservation experts from the Museo del Prado, to mend the ‘considerable horizontal tear’

Come and see Basil Fawlty in Gibraltar this November at the Faulty Towers Dining Experience

The original, much-loved BBC series was the brainchild of John Cleese and Connie Booth

WATCH: Bull breaks legs and drags itself along floor after being forced to jump from van in Spanish festival

As the bull smacks down onto the concrete its two back legs snap instantly and the large animal then drags itself helplessly along the street

Six Andalucian villages officially among Spain’s prettiest: how many have you visited?

These beauty spots are included for their history, architecture and culture and show that Andalucia really does have it all

Don’t miss the annual Oktoberfest festival at Bar Allioli

THE Oktoberfest festival at Bar Allioli, in Jimera de Libar, will kick off this Saturday. Music is planned from 1pm until 11pm and there are...

Tile with style – Spain Awards is open for entries

THE Tile of Spain Awards is open for entries - and it’s cooler than it sounds. Architects, interior designers and students are invited to submit...

Photographer reveals amazing world of Andalucia’s cave dwellers

A CHILEAN photographer has spent two weeks in Andalucia documenting hundreds of cave dwellers and their fascinating homes. As part of her project, Tamara Merino...

Podemos calls for referendum on bullfighting in Spain

Iglesias said he wanted to ‘democratise’ discussions about the future of bullfighting, but did not comment on other events using bulls, such as those in Pamplona’s San Fermín festival.

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

As anti-Semitism continues to top Britain’s political agenda, the Olive Press visits a curious monument symbolic of this age-old conflict in Spain

Anthony Bourdain’s anticipated final TV series premieres with an emotional episode in Spain

The father-of-one had travelled to Spain and Catalunya multiple times
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