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Ten very good reasons to make Extremadura your 2023 travel destination in Spain

WHEN it comes to tourism, Extremadura is off the beaten track. Few of the 80 million foreign visitors who visited Spain annually in pre-Covid times...

FIREBUG: Man arrested accused of causing 19 forest fires in Spain’s Caceres

A MAN has been arrested  accused of setting 19 forest fires in Spain’s Caceres over a period of two years. One of the blazes burned...

Bad weather from Storm Efrain kills one in Spain’s Salamanca province, sweeps away road in Extremadura 

TORRENTIAL rain in Spain’s Extremadura region from Storm Efrain caused chaos on Tuesday, sweeping away part of a road in Caceres province due to...

All roads lead to Rome in Merida, one of Spain’s best kept travel secrets

THE city of Merida boasts the best-preserved Roman ruins outside Italy, and without the crowds. Founded in 25BC, Augusta Emerita as the city was then...

Man accused of stealing €1.6m worth of wine from restaurant in Spain appears in court over whisky theft

A man accused of stealing 45 bottles of wine with a value of €1.6 million made an appearance on Tuesday in a Madrid court...

Police in Spain find masses of marijuana hidden inside bags of lettuce on lorry

Police have taken down a major criminal organisation in Spain, and one part of the operation left officers shocked. Police have seized 296 kilograms of...

WATCH: Drought reveals Spain’s own Stonehenge hidden below water level in Extremadura reservoir

A SOUTHERN European severe summer drought has allowed the Spanish Stonehenge to reappear from a dried up reservoir in the western province of Caceres. The...

Thieves fake ID cards unmask home jewellery robberies in Spain’s Costa Blanca

TWO men have been arrested in Torrevieja for stealing jewellery from homes in Cartagena, Elche and Petrer as well as much further afield in...

Spain signs big green energy deal including new electric car battery factory

Spain has signed a major agreement with Chinese green energy company Envision Group to set up four projects. They include an electric car battery plant,...

Vintage wine thieves behind €1.6 million restaurant robbery in Spain are caught at Croatia border

TWO people behind an audacious vintage wine robbery last October at a Caceres restaurant in Extremadura, have been arrested trying to cross into Croatia...

Endesa commences new renewable energy project in Spain

SPAIN'S largest utility company, Endesa, is to build 27 renewable projects across Spain. They will have a capacity of 1,130 megawatts and employ 4,200 people. The...

British red kites released in Extremadura to boost Spain’s population of threatened species

MORE than thirty years ago, Spain sent red kites to the UK to boost a population that was on the verge of extinction. The...

Spain’s most ‘smokiest’ regions revealed on ‘World No Tobacco Day’

EXTREMADURA and Murcia have the highest percentage of daily smokers in Spain's regions according to figures released on 'World No Tobacco Day'. Statistics compiled for...

Iberian lynx takes up residence in sleepy town in Spain’s Extremadura

THERE’S no place like home and for the last few days an Iberian lynx has taken up residence in a quiet town in Extremadura. Esparragosa...

Interpol believes stolen vintage wine bottles from prestigious restaurant in Spain have ended up outside Europe

INTERPOL say they've drawn a blank over last October's theft of vintage wine believed to be worth over €1 million from a restaurant in...

Domestic abuse victim uses hand signal to show police in Spain that husband had assaulted her

GUARDIA Civil officers have arrested a man after his wife gave them a hand signal that she was a victim of domestic abuse. The couple,...

Manhunt for COVID-infected Dutch tourists who left self-isolation hotel in Spain to possibly return home

POLICE are trying to stop a group of coronavirus-infected Dutch tourists from leaving Spain after they stopped self-isolating in the Extremadura region. They were staying...

Dragon flags hoisted by city in western Spain to celebrate filming of Game of Thrones’ prequel

A Spanish city is literally flying the flag for a major TV production that has just finished location shooting in the area. Caceres in the...

WATCH: Storms hit southern Spain causing floods that turn streets into rivers

STORMS hit parts of Extremadura and Andalucia on Thursday bringing torrential rain and flooding that swept away cars and caused huge damage to property. The...

Happy geese: Farmer produces ethical foie gras in Spain’s Extremadura

For many this buttery, rich delicacy is one of the most desired luxury food items in the culinary world, for others its method of...

Hotel Monasterio Rocamador in Spain’s Extremadura is back and better than ever

Surrounded by rolling oak forests and choked with nature, few places give you such a good sense of space. And Hotel Monasterio de Rocamador also...

Leonardo DiCaprio invests in eco-friendly diamonds in Spain’s Extremadura

HE’S one of the most sparkling celebrities on the red carpet. Now Leonardo DiCaprio has become a true shining star as he invests in a...

Games of Thrones returns to Spain’s Extremadura to film prequel

THE American production company HBO will return to Spain’s Extremadura and the cities of Caceres and Trujillo to film the prequel of Game of...

New gallery puts Caceres on the map as a destination for modern art lovers as well as foodies in...

If there was one reason alone to go to Caceres, it is to dine at the fabled restaurant Atrio, but a new modern art museum raises the stakes of a long-overlooked gem of a destination, writes Fiona Govan.

Spanish chef conquers London art scene with two new restaurants opening at the Royal Academy

ACCLAIMED Spanish chef Jose Pizarro will open not one but two new restaurants in the hallowed grounds within London’s Royal Academy of Arts in...

Spanish Stonehenge set for cultural protection status despite being abandoned to soggy fate

A collection of ancient standing stones in Extremadura dubbed the Spanish Stonehenge is set to acquire cultural heritage protection status despite being completely unvisitable...

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