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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...

Plastic pollution in world’s oceans inspires unique display in Spain’s Costa Blanca

A 'floating island' sculpture consisting of 3,612 plastic bottles is on display in Alicante to highlight the problems of environmental pollution in the world's...

Fantastic find of old Phoenician moat gets archaeologists excited on Spain’s Costa Blanca

AN ancient moat that is over 3,000 years old has been uncovered in Guardamar on the southern Costa Blanca. Archaeologists from Alicante University have made...

Alicante’s nativity scene gets world recognition on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ALICANTE has grabbed two world records after it built the tallest-ever nativity scene as well as it being the largest in area. The city's Plaza...

Alicante-Elche airport is getting an extended name on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ALICANTE-ELCHE airport's title is to be expanded to include the name of the famous Orihuela poet, Miguel Hernandez. The announcement was made by Spain's Transport...

Bodies of executed Franco opponents to be exhumed from common grave on Spain’s Costa Blanca

THE BODIES of 17 people executed because they opposed dictator General Franco, will be exhumed from a common grave and given individual resting places. The...

Nostalgic return brings publishing debut for British storyteller based in Spain

GLASGOW-BORN Alan Joseph Kennedy has switched from storyteller to storywriter with the publication of a tale inspìred by his memories of London's Brixton area...

Famous anti-Franco poet gets two month tribute on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ORIHUELA is to stage two months of commemorations in honour of one of the area's most famous figures, the poet Miguel Hernandez. Orihuela culture councillor,...

Scholar discovers first Shakespeare play to arrive in Spain

Stone found among the old books a 1634 print of the tragicomedy The Two Noble Kinsmen, written together with John Fletcher, which is thought to be Shakespeare’s last work

Grave discoveries in historic city site excavations on Spain’s Costa Blanca

11 ANCIENT graves have been uncovered in the latest excavations at Pobla de Ifach in Calpe on the northern Costa Blanca. Student volunteers made the...

Palma de Mallorca requests €300,000 culture aid package from Spanish government, in bid to save arts following coronavirus crisis

PALMA’S Ministry of Culture has requested €300,000 in aid, in a bid to help save the arts amid the coronavirus crisis.

Madrid’s Mad Cool Festival confirms rearranged dates for 2021

MADRID’S Mad Cool Festival has been rearranged for next year, due to the coronavirus crisis.

Incredible survival story of Spanish Armada captain, Francisco de Cuellar to be re-told in new film

THE incredible survival story of a Spanish Armada captain is to be re-told in a new film, it has been announced.

Spanish archaeologist sentenced to more than two years in prison for faking finds that would ‘rewrite history’

A SPANISH archaeologist has been sentenced for faking Basque finds that included supposed hieroglyphics.

Spain’s La Sagrada Familia will open its doors to Barcelona front-line professionals free of charge for two weekends in...

LA Sagrada Familia will open its doors to Barcelona front-line professionals free of charge for the first two weekends in July, as a sign of gratitude, it has been announced.

Spain’s iconic Picasso Museum to reopen on Tuesday if Malaga moves to Phase 2

MALAGA’S Picasso Museum will reopen its doors to visitors on Tuesday May 26, it has been announced.

Granada International Festival of Music and Dance will open on June 25 and will be the first event worldwide...

THE Granada International Festival of Music and Dance will open on June 25, it has been announced.

Spain’s La Sagrada Familia will not restart construction works until after visitors return

LA Sagrada Familia will not restart its construction works until after the Cathedral reopens its doors to visitors, it has been announced.

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