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IN PICS: Historic castle in Spain’s Morella restored thanks to €1.5m investment by Spanish government

IF the town of Morella in Castellon is famous for one thing, that is unmistakably its castle. Crowning and looming over the municipality like a...

Roman chandelier restored nearly 2,000 years later in Alicante area of Spain

A rare example of a Roman chandelier, discovered at an Alicante Province archaeological site, has gone on public display. It was unearthed in the lower...

Walls of ancient farmhouse are discovered at archaeological dig on Spain’s Costa Blanca

AN archaeological dig in the Puca area of Petrer has uncovered two walls of a farm house dating back to the Middle Ages. The farmhouse,...

Art lovers in uproar after 40-year-old mural by world-renowned artist is painted over in Spain’s Castellon

CASTELLON city council has come under fire this week after workers painted over a huge and historic mural created by internationally renowned local artist...

Spain’s ministers back law to fine people up to €140,000 for publicly supporting ex-dictator General Franco

A draft 'Law on Democratic Memory' that bans public expressions of support for the ex-dictator, General Francisco Franco, has been backed by the Spanish...

Benidorm to host competition to choose Spain’s 2022 Eurovision Song Contest entry

BENIDORM is set to be at the heart of Spain trying to pick a successful Eurovision Song Contest entry next year. Full details will be...

Ancient sarcophagus discovered in ‘spectacular’ condition at Roman site in Murcia area of Spain

MURCIA archaeologists have dug up an ancient sarcophagus at the site of a Roman community in Mula. The find was made during the annual summer...

Colourful statues remain on Benidorm streets for an extended stay on Spain’s Costa Blanca

THE colourful sculptures of Taiwanese artist, Hung-Yi, will remain on Benidorm streets for an extra two months until mid-September. The exhibition called 'Galaxia Hung' consists...

Brexit may force Spain’s main TV channels to cut down screenings of UK-made programmes

A fresh Brexit consequence could cut the number of British TV shows shown on European Union television screens including those in Spain. It's a new...

Archaeological experts say an ancient artefact discovered on Costa Blanca farmland in Spain is around 2,500 years old

A Costa Blanca farmer found an ancient sculpture in his field which experts believe dates back to the Iberian age of the fifth century...

Death of Jose Paredes who pioneered big-scale shoe manufacturing in Elche on Spain’s Costa Blanca

JOSE Paredes who made Elche a leading Spanish force in footwear has died aged 88, following a car accident close to his home in...

EN ESPAÑOL, POR FAVOR: Spanish language and culture centre reopens in Valencia with summer courses to suit every need

AFTER what seems like an eternity, Spain is gradually opening up again now that the worst of the coronavirus pandemic is behind us. With an...

Placido Domingo performs in Spain for the first time since 2019 when sexual misbehaviour allegations first surfaced in America

TENOR Placido Domingo received a standing ovation last night(June 9) at the end of his first concert in his native Spain for 18 months. The...

Anti-fascist Brigades fighter from Valencia area of Spain who resisted Franco as a teenager dies, aged 101

THE last known survivor of the International Brigades who fought against General Franco and the fascists in the Spanish Civil War has died, aged...

Madrid welcomes Hollywood director Wes Anderson as work begins on set of new movie

HOLLYWOOD director Wes Anderson is heading for Madrid this year as work begins on the set of his newest creation. Elaborate sets have been spotted...

OPERATIC TRIUMPH for Madrid venue that scoops the top prize for Spain in prestigious international awards

MADRID'S Teatro Real has won the top honour at the 2021 International Opera Awards which are opera's equivalent of the movie Oscars. The virtually-hosted event...

Performance artist who sat still for over 700 hours scoops Spain’s top arts prize worth €50,000

AN acclaimed 74-year-old Serbian performance artist, who once sat in total silence for 716 hours as people took turns to stare at her, has...

EGG-TASTIC! Belgian artist creates world’s biggest concrete egg in tribute to his new home town on Spain’s Costa Blanca

SOMETHING strange has been cooked up in Orcheta on the Costa Blanca. It's a giant concrete egg to celebrate the area and the whole of...

Revisiting the ancient capitals of Spain—ten cities that were once seats of Spanish power

EVERY city in Spain has fascinating stories to tell and historic artefacts to show off, but did you know which were once former capitals...

Spain’s world-famous Pamplona bull runs are cancelled for a second year due to COVID-19

SPAIN'S famous Pamplona bull runs have been scrapped for a second successive year due to the COVID pandemic. The official confirmation came today(April 26) from...

Popular and spectacular spot for Costa Blanca visitors is set to get ‘Natural Monument’ status in Spain

ONE of the largest and most significant geological areas in the Valencia region is set to be officially classified as a 'Natural Monument'. La Falla...

Spain set to exhume Franco victims from controversial Valley of the Fallen and return them to relatives for burial

SPAIN'S government is set to approve an immediate €650,000 of funding to exhume and identify victims of the country's Civil War that were buried...

CROWN IMPERIAL as Bronze Age burial area in Murcia suggests that women could have ruled ancient Spain

AN ancient burial site in the Murcia region suggests that women may have ruled the roost in the early Bronze age. That possibility is being...

Fresh bid fails to get iconic ‘Lady of Elche’ back to her home turf on Spain’s Costa Blanca

SPAIN'S Culture Commission in the national senate has rejected a motion that wanted the government to permanently transfer an iconic statue back to Elche. The...

‘The Girls’: Convent-school drama by first-time female director scoops Spain’s top film prize

The Girls, a coming of age drama by a first time female feature film director has scooped the best film award in the 2021...

Executed victims of General Franco to be exhumed from mass grave on Spain’s Costa Blanca

WORK will start at Alicante cemetery next week to exhume the bodies of 11 people murdered between 1939 and 1945 during the fascist regime...

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