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Stolen historical document could see Costa Blanca city take Catalan government to Spanish court

A row over a stolen historical document could end up with Orihuela council taking the Catalunya regional government to court. Repeated requests from Orihuela officials...

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...

How Andalucia’s ‘de la frontera’ towns got their names… and what they mean

Lenox Napier pores over medieval maps to discover how Andalucia’s ‘border towns’ got their names

Christians and Moors do battle in Benadalid

It takes place at the end of August and coincides with celebrations in honour of the town's patron saint, San Isidro

Moors and Christians in Mojacar

Don't miss the fabulous festival this weekend

Holy war outside Cordoba’s former Great Mosque

Muslim prayers breach ancient Catholic ban, sparking a fracas

Drumming up a storm

Baena is a town famous for its olive oil, but during Semana Santa its quiet streets take on an altogether different aspect as thousands of drummers pick up their sticks. By Helen Hartstein

Mayors defend Moors and Christians

LOCAL mayors are vowing to continue a traditional fiesta despite calls for it to be banned from one leading lslamic group. The Moors and Christians...

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