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Man living in Spain’s Andalucia for 15 years denied citizenship for ‘inability to read and write Spanish’ and ‘not...

“Not only has he difficulty expressing himself in the official language of the State but he does not know how to read or write in it”

Inside the workshop of an artisan leather designer using the same materials as Gucci and Louis Vuitton in...

CHARMING: The Olive Press spoke to Lupe, the founder of craft company Mittica ©theOlivePress LUPE’S smile is wide...

Discover a pure Andalucian art form with flamenco at Sevilla’s iconic Casa de la Guitarra

“To ‘have duende’ is to have soul. It is the emotions of the artist converted into pure art. Their talent borders on perfection, it is something magical and authentic”

Superstition emptied a Spanish village in the 14th century before turning it into a must-visit festival, discovers Jack Gaioni

There is live music, falconry demonstrations, sword fights, hypnosis and magical shows

Gibraltar’s John Mackintosh Hall theatre to be dismantled and replaced with HUGE 900-seat auditorium

The Queen’s cinema room was proposed for integration into John Mackintosh Hall, but the site will now be kept separate and made free for other uses

RURAL RETURN: Music, dance and theatre festival run by Brit in rural inland town celebrates fifth anniversary

Me Vuelves Lorca is held in a beautiful, handcrafted stone amphitheatre which was built by the local community in 2013 around an ancient corn-threshing circle

Claire Leibovich delivers a masterclass on Spain’s most astronomically-priced paintings you can’t afford

Les Femmes d´Algers (Version O) set a world record price when it was sold for US$179 million (€125 million) at Christie's New York in 2015

Legendary painter Mark Ryden among dozens of artists at NEW Malaga pop art show, amid gallery staff contract row

It comes after a row broke at the CAC, as 17 staff from its Oleo restaurant were sacked, while 22 workers have denounced the Town Hall over contract disputes

How a Welshman helped the Spanish win one of the biggest land deals in US history

The Welsh Don Juan … The one who’s belief that Welsh Indians roamed America’s Wild West helped a President strike the greatest land deal in history

9 Spanish Christmas traditions you don’t want to miss this year

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

SHERRY XMAS: All you need to know about Andalucia’s famous tipple and what to pair it with this festive...

There’s one to go with everything, writes La Bodega del Cantinero’s sommelier, Juan M Padron

The most beautiful village in Mallorca has been named

FORNALUTX is officially the most beautiful village in Mallorca, according to the Association of the Most Beautiful Villages of Spain.

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...

Spanish cave art reveals humans used stars to tell time 40,000 years ago

Humans measured time by watching how stars change position in the night sky, using them to mark events such as comet attacks

Game of Thrones company shoot new 10-part Netflix series on Costa del Sol

Based on the supernatural manga comics Warrior Nun Areala by Ben Dunn, the show’s plot scenarios will also be set in Andalucia

REVEALED: Spain’s cities rank higher than London in world’s top 50 ‘most liveable’

Both Spanish cities had identical scores for the first three categories, but Barcelona edged ahead with better health and infrastructure rankings than Madrid

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’

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

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

Secret location art festival takes over Malaga

The location for each show will be kept a secret until 24 hours before

Nit de L’Art and a month long Jazz festival coming to Sa Pobla

SA POBLA has an artsy summer ahead, kicking off with an evening of art taking over the city for the annual Nit de L'Art. The...

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...

Colors Market brings foodtrucks and entertainment to Palma’s San Carlos castle every Sunday

A SERIES of foodtrucks are driving into the castle of San Carlos in Palma, creating the 'Colors Market' every Sunday with an open food...

Night Markets are popping up all over Mallorca for the summer season

TWO night markets full of local foods, fashion and crafts have popped up around Mallorca for the summer season. Santa Catalina in Palma hosts the...

Hollywood hunk Idris Elba holidays in Ibiza before summer gig on the island

HE is best known as the suave TV detective Luther and for his award-winning portrayal of Nelson Mandela in Long Walk to Freedom. Now Idris...

New house on the market is a history lesson in itself on Pollensa’s pine walk

THEY say opportunities are like sunrises – wait too long and you miss them. But what about an opportunity with the sunrises included? Kensington International Mallorca...
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