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San Sebastián Film Festival celebrates 70th edition in spectacular style

The San Sebastián Film Festival has come a long way since its first edition, 70 years ago. Back then, in 1953, it hosted just...

Spain slammed over Basque Country woman forced to have caesarean section birth

A United Nations committee says a Basque Country woman should be compensated after being forced to have a caesarean section birth which involved having...

Top of the Taps – Where is the best tap water in Spain found?

LIVE in  San Sebastian? Lucky … you have the best tap water in all of Spain.  Data sourced by the Organisation of Consumers and Users...

Johnny Depp blasts ‘cancel culture’ as he accepts top award amid protests at Spain’s San Sebastian Film Festival

HOLLYWOOD star Johnny Depp warned that no-one was safe from ‘cancel culture’ as he collected San Sebastian’s Donostia Award in the face of criticism...

Spain’s San Sebastian Festival to honour Johnny Depp with Donostia Award

SAN SEBASTIAN Film Festival has raised eyebrows by choosing to honour Johnny Depp by giving him the highly coveted Donostia Award.  The festival, which takes...

Sculpture transforms disused lighthouse on island off San Sebastian in northern Spain

ACCLAIMED Spanish sculptor Cristina Iglesias unveiled Hondalea, a site-specific bronze piece which transforms a disused lighthouse on the island of Santa Clara in the...

Lavish praise for Malaga –and a top ten slot among European destinations for US expats

The survey, reported in Forbes magazine for wealthy Americans, placed Malaga in 10th, San Sebastian fourth and Madrid in second

Online terrorist recruitment cell with 10,000 followers broken up in Spain

A CELL of Islamist sympathisers that had 10,000 followers on social media and was recruiting potential terrorists has been broken up. Police arrested three suspects...

Spain dominates World’s Best 50 Restaurants list with three Spanish kitchens in top 10

Since its inception in 2002 the illustrious parade of global gastronomy has put a Spanish restaurant top seven times

This is the ONLY beach in Spain included in the world top 10

It comes after a recent string of Blue Flag losses in southern Spain, including on the Costa del Sol

Is bar-hopping in San Sebastian as good as its three Michelin star restaurants?

THE idea was as intriguing as it was exciting: To compare one of San Sebastian’s famous three Michelin-starred restaurants with its world-famous tapas district. A...

Why you need to visit Spain’s Bilbao this year

How to enjoy one one of Europe’s best gems in 72 hours

Pintxo hopping in Spain’s San Sebastian may be ‘World’s Best Culinary Experience’ but don’t bail on Bilbao

THE world’s best culinary experience has officially been awarded to an old Spanish tradition. Well, Basque that is. Choosing from 500 different food experiences...

Iconic Spanish staple named the ‘best food experience in the world’

IT’S official. Spanish cuisine is the best food experience in the world. Well, more specifically it’s Basque cuisine, with pintxo hopping in San Sebastian’s historic...

Up to 200,000 protestors form human chain calling for independence referendum for Spain’s Basque Country

ALMOST 200,000 protestors formed a human chain to call for a referendum on the independence of the Basque Country from Spain.  Spaniards from the wealthy...

Multiple cheeses withdrawn in Spain after meningitis found

A 39-YEAR-OLD man has been diagnosed with meningitis after ingesting raw sheep's cheese in Madrid.  The case has led to three different cheeses produced in...

Ryanair urges Spain to ‘diversify’ tourism in face of sweeping anti-tourist backlash

Barcelona, San Sebastian and Mallorca saw the worst of the backlash, just months after the country reported a record 75.6 million tourists for 2016

John Malkovich pops into top Spain restaurant Mugaritz

Mugaritz came in at ninth place on the World's 50 Best restaurants list

Spain’s comes out on top with restaurants voted some of the best in the world

Many of Spain's top restaurants are being voted among the best in the world by both critics and diners.

American actress Sigourney Weaver to be honoured at San Sebastian film festival

The star will be presented with the Donostia Lifetime Achievement Award on September 21

Brain food: the science behind taste

With high profile chefs and scientists teaming up in San Sebastian for a symposium in October, Ana DeJesus sets out to discover the science behind taste

San Sebastian street named Spain’s most expensive

Priciest street in Spain is in the north

Price of northern Spanish properties up to 70% above national average

There is a clear north-south divide

New York Times recommends three Spanish cities in 2016 travel guide

The trio are hailed as key travel destinations for the year ahead

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