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Kicking things off! The surprising story of how one Brit brought football to Spain

TODAY Spaniards and Scots may appear to be operating in different footballing spheres. But did you know that a Scotsman was also the one...

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...

Remains of large Roman villa found at Costa Blanca dig site in Spain

ARCHAEOLOGISTS from Alicante University have found the remains of a large Roman villa on a dig site in the Sogair area of Altea. The discovery...

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...

Robin Hood or robbing hoodlum?: Andalucia’s last bandit built up a legendary reputation

Shannon Chaffers follows the trail of Pasos Largos

SEEDS OF HISTORY: SCIENTISTS USING OLIVE SEEDS TO PROVE BIBLE STORIES

OLIVES and Spain! Spain and olives! It’s no surprise to those of us who live here that the two are virtually synonymous. Chances are...

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...

ANALYSIS: Extraordinarily, the effects of the Spanish Inquisition linger to this day

Even now, 200 years on from the Spanish Inquisition, the locations affected appear to be poorer, less educated, and less trusting.

Archaeologists uncover 120,000 year-old Neanderthal camp site in Spain’s Alicante area

AN archaeological team has discovered an open air Neanderthal camp site in Alicante Province dating back around 120,000 years. Researchers from Alicante and Valencia universities...

Secrets from a grave in Spain’s Huelva: The story of the audacious plan to trick Hitler retold in new...

A NEW film released this month tells the strange story behind a grave that lies in a forgotten corner of southwestern Spain that is...

First tomb of explorer Christopher Columbus discovered in Spain’s Valladolid

ALTHOUGH the true origins of the 15th century navigator are still uncertain, researchers believe they can pinpoint his original resting place before his remains...

Highway to hell: The tragic story of how thousands of people were slaughtered by Franco’s forces as they fled...

IN one of Spain’s darkest chapters, thousands of civilians were massacred whilst fleeing from Malaga to Almeria in what has been dubbed ‘southern Spain’s...

Stolen historical document could see Costa Blanca city take Catalan government to Spanish court

A row over a stolen historical document could end up with Orihuela council taking the Catalunya regional government to court. Repeated requests from Orihuela officials...

Railway museum on track for Alicante historic first on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A deal has been struck that confirms Alicante as a new branch of the National Railway Museum based in Madrid. The new 'sub-museum' will be...

Major historical settlement in Spain’s Alicante Province aims to become popular tourist attraction

AN Alicante Province archaeological site dating back to the late Bronze Age has become more 'visitor friendly' with the erection of over a dozen...

Gold coin rarity minted in Murcia over 1,400 years ago is discovered during house renovation in Spain

A gold coin struck in the Murcia region 1,400 years ago has been found during home improvement work at a Leon property. An even older...

5000-year-old human bones uncovered in Spain display first evidence of mercury poisoning

THE oldest evidence of mercury poisoning has been uncovered in bones found in Iberia.  Human bones, dating back 5,000 years, were collected by researchers from...

Spain’s oldest piece of fabric found near Cordoba dates back 5,400 years

AN ancient piece of fabric found inside a small cave hidden in the Sierra Morena hills, near Cordoba in southern Spain, is the oldest...

Spain tries to find relatives of over 5,000 Hungarian Jews saved from Nazi persecution by the ‘Spanish’ Oskar Schindler

SPAIN is trying to find the relatives of thousands of Hungarian Jews that were saved from the Nazis by a diplomat branded as the...

Dredging up history: Galicia clean-up project could shed light on mysteries of Spanish Armada

The true aftermath of the Spanish Armada has been buried by the sands of time … until now, writes Jack Gaioni

Titanic of the Mountains: Historic train station in Spain’s Pyrenees to be transformed into luxury hotel

Known as the 'Titanic of the Mountains', a grandiose railway station which is reputed to have served both as an escape route for thousands...

Basque magic: How Spanish children ended up playing in English teams before ‘foreign players’ became a thing

WAS it a cultural thing? Nature vs.Nurture? Was there something in the water? Their DNA? What follows traces the plight of six Basque adolescents,...

Spain to begin project to exhume civil war victims at Valley of the Fallen

SPAIN'S €650,000 project to exhume and identify victims of the country's Civil War that were buried at the Valley of the Fallen site outside...

Archaeological dig in Valencia unearths 60 skeletons from ancient churchyard

EXCAVATION work taking place on a stretch of Islamic wall in Valencia city has unearthed 60 skeletons – and counting. Neighbours overlooking the site in...

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