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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...

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...

Stolen historical document could see Costa Blanca city take Catalan government to Spanish court

A row over a stolen historical document could end up with Orihuela council taking the Catalunya regional government to court.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

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

Shannon Chaffers follows the trail of Pasos Largos

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...

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

The Alcazaba of Antequera once guarded one of the most important frontier castles in the Kingdom of Granada

Spanish DNA study set to finally solve mystery of true origins of explorer Christopher Columbus

The 500-year old mystery of the adventurer’s true identity could about to be solved, thanks to modern science.

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...

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