Tuesday, January 25, 2022

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Toledo marks 400 years since El Greco’s death with largest ever exhibition

Meet the Greek who inspired generations of the world's greatest artists

PJ Harvey, Radiohead, Suede, and Last Shadow Puppets to top Primavera Sound

LCD Soundsystem, Brian Wilson and Beach House among other acts at Barcelona festival

Alhambra Museum in Granada receives more than 43,000 visitors in first half of the year

THE Museum of the Alhambra in Granada has received 43,470 visitors in the first half of this year, with a staggering 20,463 people visiting...

Picasso painting smashes record for most expensive art ever sold at auction

Women of Algiers sold for 160 million euros

Wacky Andalucía!

After the Olive Press reported how one local town created the world’s longest chocolate bar and another prepares to vote to become ‘gay’, James Bryce takes a look at the region’s quirkier side of life

Spain’s Valencia announces major attractions for its year as World Design Capital 2022

A big programme for Valencia's year as 'World Design Capital' has been unveiled with exhibitions and conferences highlighting all aspects of design. A special launch...

The UK’s top three most viewed homes abroad are all in the Balearic Islands

THE three most viewed homes abroad from curious Brits are all in the Balearic Islands. Love Island's Casa Amor ranks in at number two. According to...

Ladies’ singing chorus back with “thrilling” performance after 18 month break on Spain’s Costa Calida

SPANGLES, the female choral society based in Murcia, are performing after 18 long months of online coaching and safely-distanced, masked rehearsals. They performed in public...

Mijas Costa: The best of Costa del Sol beach life meets Mijas’ charm

Synonymous with world-class golf and all the cosmopolitan class of the bigger coastal resorts but with less commotion, Mijas Costa has it all... writes Iona Napier

The famous Valencian paella gets ‘Cultural Interest’ seal of approval in Spain

THE traditional Valencian paella has been classified as an 'Asset of Intangible Cultural Interest' by the Valencian government. A decree published this Friday(October 29) establishes...

Lost in translation

Eloise Horsfield looks at the perils of making mistakes in a foreign language and why it pays to get a translation right…

Catholic church facing fine over neglect of ancient temple in Barbate

The diocese could be facing an administrative fine from the Ministry of Culture

Major historical settlement in Spain’s Alicante Province aims to become popular tourist attraction

AN Alicante Province archaeological site dating back to the late Bronze Age has become more 'visitor friendly' with the erection of over a dozen...

Palma’s Cinema a la Fresca on the waterfront returns with more English movies

A STRING of hit movies are to be shown with English subtitles at the annual outdoor cinema season this summer. Cinema a la Fresca begins...

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!

EXCLUSIVE: Roxy Music star Bryan Ferry speaks to the Olive Press before his Gibraltar Music Festival gig

'I went to Gibraltar in the late 60s, when I was on an adventure driving round Europe with my first girlfriend. It was magical'

These 26 cultural sites in Spain’s Malaga will be FREE on Sunday to celebrate World Tourism Day

A total of 26 cultural spaces in Malaga can be visited free of charge to celebrate this Sunday's World Tourism Day.

Spain’s Pedro Almodovar to make first feature film in English and with Cate Blanchett in lead role

Spain’s most acclaimed director has announced that he will make his first feature film in the English language and that Cate Blanchett will star...

School book accused of airbrushing Franco’s rule

The children's history book brushes over the real details of Spain's civil war

Men gored in backside and scrotum and at least seven wounded after second run of Pamplona’s San Fermin festival

One participant was hurled high in the air and smashed back down on the ground

100 SPANISH ICONS: Who is Spain’s top shoe designer Manolo Blahnik?

FANS of TV show Sex and the City will remember the scene when Carrie Bradshaw got mugged in New York. The mugger wanted her shoes....

Michelin star chef Albert Adria opens first restaurant outside Spain with Cakes and Bubbles in London

The champers and sweet treats restaurant is open for business ahead of the festive season

Ex-Spandau Ballet frontman Tony Hadley to perform on Spain’s Costa del Sol this summer

The ex-Spandau Ballet frontman will hold a concert at the Puente Romano Tennis Club

Spandau Ballet’s Steve Norman holds meet and greet for fans in Spain’s Andalucia THIS WEEKEND

The Gold performer will treat revellers to an exciting mix of tunes by David Bowie, Iggy Pop and of course Spandau Ballet

REVEALED: The world’s most Instagrammed cities and sites, including Spain

EVERY year the world's leading cities fight it out to be the most Instagrammed place on the planet. Last year, London took the crown as...

Why the Christmas period can be the most dangerous

THE festive period is here again, with a full diary of Christmas events and office parties. The time of year when you can let...

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