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Madrid court acquits artist of desecrating Spanish dictator General Franco’s tomb with red paint

AN artist who painted a dove and a slogan on top of dictator General Franco's tomb has been acquitted of desecration. Madrid's Provincial Court also...

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...

Stolen historical document could see Costa Blanca city take Catalan government to Spanish court

A row over a stolen historical document could end up with Orihuela council taking the Catalunya regional government to court.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

Javier Bardem-starring movie scoops record number of Goya award nominations in Spain

A film starring Javier Bardem has broken a Goya record by getting 20 nominations for the prestigious Spanish Film Academy awards. The Good Boss(El Buen...

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...

Billionaire who smuggled Picasso painting out of Spain avoids prison because of ‘serious incurable disease’

ONE of Spain's richest men will not go to prison for smuggling a Picasso painting out of the country because he's dying. Ex-Santander Bank vice-president,...

Gold coins plus Nazi and Francoist treasures owned by deceased German are discovered on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A collection of Nazi and Francoist medals as well as valuable gold coins owned by a deceased German Costa Blanca resident are set to...

Leading Spanish poet and performer offers a multi-arts experience in English on Spain’s Costa Blanca

An English language show written and performed by poet Teresa Juan Lopez hits the stage of Denia's Teatro Auditorio this Thursday evening(November 4). Based on...

Is Cordoba home to the oldest Arab baths in Spain?

THE Junta has launched an investigation to determine whether or not the Arab Baths of the Pescaderia de Cordoba are the oldest in Spain. The...

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...

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...

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