Friday, December 1, 2023

La Cultura

Secrets from the deep: As reservoirs dry up across Spain, long lost ancient sites are revealed 

ACROSS Spain archaeological treasures are emerging from the deep as a prolonged drought causes reservoir levels to drop to their lowest in decades. The severe...

Palace of Viana in Spain’s Cordoba to resonate with music during September nights

THE Palace of Viana in Cordoba is set to host a series of concerts during September nights as part of the Eclectic Nights event. Returning...

Spanish Minecraft priest uses computer game to spread the holy word to pupils

Daniel Pajuelo Vazquez uses the 3-D world-building game to teach his pupils religious education

Andalucia nuns pay €100,000 fine to Junta for ‘illegal’ organ restoration

THE Junta culture ministry has fined Sevilla nuns €102,000 for restorating a 17th century organ without permission.  It comes after the Santa Ines convent in...

The Vuelta a Espana route through Andalucia

As Andalucia gears up for the 70th Vuelta a Espana, messrs Froome, Valverde and Quintano will cycle along the Costa del Sol

Spanish novelist Javier Marias dies at the age of 70 in Madrid

JAVIER Marias, author of novels like All Souls and A Heart so White and a regular candidate for the Nobel prize for literature has...

Spain home to three of the best cities in Europe to party, new study shows

Spain is home to three of the best destinations in Europe for a party, according to new research.  The study by travel logistics app Bounce...

Torremolinos gears up for Gay Pride festival in July

Extra special celebrations this year as Spain celebrates ten years of civil partnerships

Paying homage to Spain’s ultimate Mo Bro

Dali styled it on the moustache of Velazquez, one of the artists he most admired ... and went on growing it. At its max it measured 25 centimetres and reached up to his eyebrows.

Summer nights’ dream: Spain’s Parador hotels offer musical extravaganzas

THE Parador hotel chain is offering a series of special concert packages during the summer months that promise to combine a musical experience with...

45,000 sign petition to protect bull from appearing in Madrid opera

The bull’s owner earns about €5,000 per showing

EU Commission slams Spain’s ‘widespread’ use of temporary contracts in new report

Spain has one of the highest rates of temporary contracts in the EU

Picasso returns to Spain

Spanish artist's Langosta y gato (Lobster and Cat) will be on display in Malaga after being in New York’s Guggenheim Museum since 1991

A day of San Fermin

After eight hours on a night bus and a crack-of-dawn train from Madrid, Lance Rutkin pitches up in Pamplona, to witness the passion of those who run with the bulls

The future is here: Mixed reality headset helps cut surgery times in half in Madrid

Using Microsoft's Hololens surgeons were able to digitally interact with a patient's data, including CT scans, X-rays, and ultrasounds.

Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba voted most beautiful Cathedral in Spain on Twitter

THE Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba has clinched the title of the most beautiful cathedral on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter. The Relatando Historia profile...

Picasso painting seized by French police in illegal exportation attempt in Corsica

With an estimated worth of €26.2 million, the painting was deemed a Spanish cultural treasure and prohibited from leaving the country

Shopping centres, hotels and food markets – Spain’s best bullring restorations

As Malaga and Puerto Banus prepare to reimagine their blood-stained plazas de toros, the Olive Press takes a look at the most impressive restoration projects ringing the changes across Spain

FAMILY AFFAIR: Hikers must now apply for permit to access Ternelles finca

ONLY pre-registered visitors will be allowed access to Ternelles finca following a new ruling in the ongoing dispute between Pollensa town hall and the...

SAFETY FIRST: Emergency staff to flood Costa Blanca streets for annual food festival

ORIHUELA’S Medieval Market will be a lot safer, this weekend, thanks to additional staff on hand to deal with emergency events. The annual celebrations are...

Jaen Cathedral becomes first temple in Spain to offer 360º virtual visit

AS of tomorrow, Tuesday August 16, Jaen Cathedral will offer visitors a vanguard virtual reality experience. The cathedral in southern Spain, considered by many to...

Sotogrande expat reveals touching life journey in new golf love novel

Sotogrande-based Calum McGregor, who said the sport helped him battle his ‘demons’, has released Touching Distance From Africa

Spain’s Andalucian Parliament supports law recognising importance of gypsy population in flamenco

The gypsy population has a ‘central role’ in the birth and current formation of flamenco

Tramuntana ranked a favourite

THE Serra de Tramuntana mountain range is the third most popular Unesco World Heritage sites in Spain. The rugged range falls only behind the Roman...

22 different groups collaborate to call for the end of San Fermin

The group want to end the "senseless violence" of the bull run




German man is arrested after ‘stabbing his own mother’ on Spain’s Costa del Sol: Police arrive at scene to...

A GERMAN man has been arrested after allegedly stabbing his own mother in the back.  Police received a call at around 4pm on Saturday, November...


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