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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...

Ten very good reasons to make Extremadura your next 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...

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.

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...

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...

Hunters blamed after bullet-ridden corpse of endangered Iberian Lynx found in Spain

HUNTERS have been blamed after the bullet-ridden body of a rare Iberian Lynx was found by a police sniffer dog. Guardia Civil had launched a...

Man in his 70s stabs his brother to death, also in his 70s and then takes his own life...

A MAN in his 70s has stabbed his brother to death, also in his 70s and then proceeded to take his own life.

WATCH: Priest carries out blessing from church rooftop in Spain’s Extremadura amid coronavirus pandemic

A parish priest in Spain’s Arroyo de la Luz blesses the village from the church rooftop.

Two men posing as priests in Spain’s Extremadura use coronavirus as an excuse to scam elderly people

TWO people in Extremadura who are posing as priests have tried to scam elderly people, using coronavirus as the excuse.

Heritage homes – a piece of the nation’s heritage in any of these eight historic designer towns

THEY are part of Spain’s living history - towns shaped over millennia by conquering civilisations with architectural styles that can never be repeated.  Everyone from...

Game of Thrones on the hunt for extras

Casting calls finish on Wednesday

Escape to Extremadura

OP blogger Marianne Hill takes a trip to Orellana de la Sierra, a small town in Extremadura, with her family

Shepherds’ school to help boost sales of Torta del Casar

A new shepherds’ school in Extremadura hopes to boost production of the prized local cheese

100 abandoned donkeys saved from slaughterhouse by Spanish sanctuary

EXCLUSIVE: Donkey sanctuary rescues record 100 animals in largest ever operation

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