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Paintings stolen during Spanish civil war by Franco forces returned to family

Two paintings stolen from an aristocrat by forces of the Spanish dictator Franco have been returned to the family 85 years later.  Its return could...

Carmen Thyssen Museum in Spain’s Malaga will celebrate Tourism Day with an open day and free guided tours

THE Museo Carmen Thyssen Malaga will join the celebration of World Tourism Day on Tuesday 27 September with an Open Day and free guided...

Spain is least ‘culturally arrogant’ country in Europe but here are 10 reasons why you SHOULD say ‘Viva España!’

Spain is the humblest country in Europe when it comes to shouting about its national patrimony - way behind boastful Britain and gloating Greece, according to a recent poll. But Pablo Balbontin has 10 reasons to be proud of his native land...

Five historic buildings in Spain’s Andalucia added to Red List for ‘risk of disappearance’

FIVE historic buildings in Andalucia have just been added to the Red List compiled by the association Hispania Nostra. The Red List is an initiative...

SPAIN’S ROBIN HOODS: Retracing the steps of famous Andalucian bandits who took from the rich and gave to the...

In Andalucia during the 18th and 19th centuries, bandits were flamenco dancers, bull-fighters, smugglers and travellers, writes Diana Tang and Grace Lee

Spain’s oldest known iron sword ‘rescued’ from illegal internet auction

A JEWEL of Spanish military history has been 'rescued' from an illegal internet auction. The item, of great historical relevance, is believed to be the...

Museum sector in Spain’s Andalucia enjoys growing numbers of visitors in 2022

MUSEUM in Spain’s Andalucia have tripled the number of visitors so far this year with respect to 2021. In fact, according to the Regional Ministry...

Ten of the best open air museums to visit in Spain

DISCOVER 10 of the best 'roofless' museums in Spain with Kimberley Mannion.

Spain’s Torremolinos to set up summer cinema films on beach with free admission

OPEN-AIR cinema returns to the tourist hotspot town of Torremolinos this summer. With the arrival of summer and the heat, what better way to cool...

ENTERTAINMENT: Costa del Sol’s Plaza Mayor Summer Festival 2022 kicks off today with eight weeks of free shows

MALAGA’S Plaza Mayor's Summer Festival promises a magical summer with eight weeks of free shows and cultural specialities for all. The ninth edition of the...

Spain’s Malaga to restore Mount Gibralfaro with a €11 million budget

MOUNT Gibralfaro to receive a €11 million facelift with works to begin in 2023. The Gibralfaro Special Plan, approved in 2015 after a lengthy administrative...

Campaigners call on Valencia City Council to save historic lighthouse earmarked for demolition

CAMPAIGNERS are up in arms over plans to destroy a century-old lighthouse at the entrance to Valencia Port described as a relic from the...

Russian Museum in Spain’s Malaga reopens its doors with 350 works by Picasso

THREE and a half weeks after its closure, Malaga’s Russian Museum has reopened its doors in the Tabacalera building. The Tabacalera building, which also houses...

Spain’s Picasso Museum Malaga launches online shop

THE Museo Picasso Malaga (MPM) now has an online shop where you can purchase many of the products currently available in the physical shop...

Felipe Orlando Pre-Columbian Museum in Spain’s Benalmadena reopens after 2-year closure due to pandemic

THE Felipe Orlando Pre-Columbian Art Museum, located in Benalmadena Pueblo, has reopened its doors this month after being closed for two years due to...

Carmen Thyssen Museum in Spain’s Malaga will celebrate International Museum Day with an open day and free guided tours

THE Museo Carmen Thyssen Malaga will be one of the many places in the world that will join the celebration of International Museum Day...

Valencia street to be renamed to honour cartoonist killed by Franco during Spain’s dictatorship 

VALENCIA city is to name a street after famous cartoon artist Carlos Gomez Carrera, also known as ´Bluff´, who was shot after lampooning fascist...

‘Queen of the Most Expensive’ shows latest work in Marbella’s Puerto Banus marina

A ONE million euro mural inspired by Puerto Banus and designed by British luxury designer Debbie Wingham is set to be unveiled in the...

Spain’s Museum of Malaga inaugurates exhibition adapted for visually impaired

AS of last week until July 3, the Museo de Malaga is hosting the exhibition ‘Hoy toca el Padro’, which features tactile reproductions of...

‘Exploring Andalucia’: Journey through southern Spain with glossy new book by British couple who fell in love with the...

BRITISH couple Calum Chace and Julia Begbie have penned a glossy book on Andalucia encapsulating their love for the region. Hailing from Sussex, the couple...

Saddle up for wine, dance and music at Sevilla’s famous Feria de Abril

SEVILLA’S renowned Feria de Abril is set to kick off this Sunday May 1 with celebrations running all through the week until midnight on...

IN PICS: Gallery exhibition showcasing international talent opens in Fuengirola on Spain’s Costa del Sol

The exhibition in the coastal city’s Svenska Kyrkan gallery has been curated by Nok Chutima Kerdpitak and runs from February 6 to 17.

From red knickers to food fights: The unusual traditions you should look out over the festive season in Spain

Spending Christmas in Spain? These are the things to look out for, writes Olive Press’ Spanish hack Pablo Balbontin

Schoolchildren promote rich cultural and religious heritage with video made on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ORIHUELA schoolchildren have participated in a video to remind us of Spain’s rich religious cultural heritage. The City Council has been working with an organisation...

Cirque du Soleil back on the road with new dates announced for Spain tour in 2022

THE spectacular Cirque du Soleil  is returning to Spain in 2022 after a COVID-enforced break of a year-and-a-half. It’s new show called Luzia can be...

BULLS OFF THE MENU: Spain’s €400 ‘culture vulture’ voucher for 18-year-olds will exclude bullfights

A ROW has broken out after it was revealed a €400 ‘gift voucher’ birthday present to 18-year-olds to spend on ‘cultural’ activities will not...

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