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Sculpture transforms disused lighthouse on island off San Sebastian in northern Spain

ACCLAIMED Spanish sculptor Cristina Iglesias unveiled Hondalea, a site-specific bronze piece which transforms a disused lighthouse on the island of Santa Clara in the...

Major outdoor cultural and gourmet complex to open in Alicante on the Costa Blanca with claims to be one...

A new outdoor centre in the port area of Alicante is claiming to be the 'largest gastronomic and artistic cultural complex in the open...

Spain’s Marbella signs off new contract for popular Starlite Festival until 2027

THE most popular music and cultural festival on the Costa del Sol has signed a new contract for the next six years in breakthrough...

How a Toledo synagogue became a symbol of anti-Semitism in Spain

To mark Castilla-La Mancha Day, the Olive Press visits a curious monument symbolic of an age-old conflict in Spain.

Spain’s Malaga celebrates International Jazz Day with two-day music festival

THE tenth edition of the Malaga International Jazz Day festival will be held in the Plaza de la Merced this weekend. The two day Jazz...

FOOTLOOSE: Neanderthal footprints 106,000 years old found in Spain

IT is one of the most famous and popular beaches on Southern Spain’s Atlantic coast. Its kilometres of white sandy beaches have proven to be...

The Spanish traditions you might never have heard of

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

The Queen and Goya! Letizia travels to Zaragoza to celebrate 275th birthday of Spain’s most famous painter

QUEEN  Letizia never puts a fashion foot wrong, and continued to show off her array of glamorous ensembles as she attended celebrations to mark...

Five incredible castles in Spain’s Malaga every history-lover should visit

THE castles in Malaga provide its landscapes with grandiose silhouettes. Malaga has over 90 legendary fortresses scattered throughout the province, however the passage of time...

Spain’s Malaga to have second largest drive-in cinema in Europe

MALAGA will have the first permanent drive-in cinema in Andalucia, open all year round, and the second largest in Europe. Investor Tamara Istambul and Cristina...

Spain’s Malaga to offer 65 free cultural activities over Christmas

THE Diputacion de Malaga has announced it will offer 65 free cultural activities for all ages and all audiences over the Christmas period. The Culture...

A unique medieval fortress found in Spain’s Pontevedra

ARCHAEOLOGISTS have discovered on Mount San Paio, in the municipality of Vila de Cruces (Pontevedra), a medieval fortress dating from the 9th and 10th...

Recovery project of Malaga’s Villa Torre de Benagalbon to start this month

The winning proposal commits to reduce the execution period by two months and the economic proposal by €262,748.95.

Feria season may be cancelled but you can still give Andalucia’s famous flouncy frocks an outing as majority of...

The style that has been turning heads for centuries has even been adopted by royals and celebrities.

Ministry of Culture announces grants to support Spanish film industry following the coronavirus crisis

THE Ministry of Culture has announced grants to support the Spanish film industry following the pandemic.

Bullfighters ask Spanish Government for €700 million to help save the ‘sport’ amid the coronavirus crisis

BULLFIGHTERS have asked the Government for €700 million to help save the ‘sport’.

Top 10 best sports films to watch in Spain during the coronavirus lockdown

DURING the lockdown most people now spend all day at home and one of the ways to keep yourselves occupied is to watch films.

CORONAVIRUS: Gibraltar galleries next to close as culture goes digital

GALLERIES are next to close and culture goes online in Gibraltar after the Coronavirus pandemic grows to ten total cases in the British territory.

Big win for young Gibraltarian artist at annual art competition

Zulaika Vallance wins top prize in Gibraltar Young Art Competition 2020 with her piece, 'How People With Dwarfism Were Represented In The 1600s'

Spain’s Malaga nominated for Best Emerging Culture City award

MALAGA has been nominated for the Best Emerging Culture City award at the Leading Culture Destination (LCD) Awards.

Madrid’s Mad Cool Festival returns this summer with HUGE names including Billie Eilish, Khalid and Pixies

TAYLOR Swift and Kings of Leon are among a long line-up of artists taking to the Mad Cool Festival stage in Madrid this summer.

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...

LUPE’S smile is wide and toothy.  Her copper hair floats around her face in frizzy curls, escaping from the clips attempting to pin it back.  She...

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

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