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Valley of the Fallen: How archaelogists are planning a massive dig at Franco’s legacy

A NEW look at the lives of the prisoners who built the Valley of Fallen aims to give it a more acceptable spin, writes...

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...

Historical memory: Barcelona university enlisted to document Spain’s Valley of the Fallen victims

FAMILIES of the victims buried at the Valley of the Fallen will soon receive information on their loved ones thanks to a new collaboration...

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...

More ancient history uncovered in medieval city on Spain’s Costa Blanca

SEVERAL ancient walls have been uncovered by workers in Orihuela’s medieval city. The find is believed to be part of a fortified enclosure from the...

New orders for controversial Franco era villa built on historic site on Spain’s northern Costa Blanca

THE OWNERS of a Javea villa built on Roman land in the Franco era have received a second demand in two months from the...

The history of Spain’s iconic chiringuitos

THE sight of chiringuito beach restaurants putting out their parasols is the annual signal that summer has arrived. A little late this year, perhaps, but...

Mystery of Spain’s riverbed ‘Virgin Mary’ becomes clear after expert analysis

THE mystery of the 14th century 'Virgin Mary' statue found on the bed of a northern Spanish river may have been solved thanks to...

Petition to preserve Spain’s long lost ‘Stonehenge’ reaches almost 50,000 signatures

The megalithic monument consists of more than 100 standing stones with some standing almost two metres tall

SCIENTISTS ASK: Was Medusa Gibraltarian?

It comes after a clay picture of Medusa was dug up at Gorham’s Cave by top archaeologists, bringing to light the area’s special significance.

Bullets found in Andalucia city attributed to ‘murders’ of the Spanish Civil War

It is thought that executions carried out by Republicans between July 19 and August 8 took place at the burial site during the war.

Spain’s long lost ‘Stonehenge’ rediscovered after drought

For residents in Peraleda de la Mata, a village of just 1,400 inhabitants, the ‘miraculous’ event confirms a local legend about buried treasure in the area

PALM BEACH: The curious pop history of the Costa del Sol’s most famous chiringuito freshly refurbished for summer

Its owner helped create one of the most successful songs of the early 2000s

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

Historic Malaga villa owned by ‘Schindler of the Civil War’ demolished

THE forgotten villa of Spain’s own 'Schindler' has been torn down despite more than 500 people finding refuge there during the civil war. Villa Maya...

Anarchy, Andalucia and free women: How women in Spain plotted to bring down the patriarchy

Women in Andalucia were some of the first in Spain to join the fight against General Franco, writes Jack Gaioni

KISS AND TELL: From cave mamas to world records, Belinda Beckett chronicles the history of the snog

Belinda Beckett brings you the ‘pucker’ guide to kissing for Valentine’s month

How British expat miners and a dozen chickens lead to Spain’s great love affair with football

Jack Gaioni uncovers the more absurd origins of the beautiful game

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...

How an Andalucian weed promoted literacy in Victorian Britain

“THE English ceased to be one of the most aggressive, brutal, rowdy, outspoken, riotous cruel and bloodthirsty nations in the world and became one...

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

Real Madrid`s Champion League Victory: Writing a New History

We can finally compartmentalize all factors that led Real Madrid to Champion`s League victory. So why is the team writing a new history of...

Festival held in an attempt to revive Balearic Jewish community

THE very first festival of Jewish learning has been held as an attempt to grow the island’s small but resurgent community. Organised by Limud -...

How to make your move to Spain effortless

Life changes don’t come much bigger than moving home, and moving overseas is a good way to increase the challenge by a significant factor....

Spain to reclaim historic island from France

SPAIN will reclaim an island from France next week, but there will be no shots fired. In fact in six months' time, Spain will give...

Gifts from the depth: historic treasure found off Mallorca’s coast

Christmas might be associated with gold, frankincense and myrrh, but a different kind of treasure has been found in the waters off Mallorca. Discovered in...

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