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How are St George’s, Shakespeare and World Book Day all linked?

FOR Spain and England, April 23 is one for the diaries.  It marks the celebration of St George’s day, the death of both countries’ most...

Lawmakers in Andalucia’s regional parliament to debate first law to cover flamenco

ANDALUCIA’S regional parliament will today debate the first ever law in Spain that will cover flamenco.  The aim of the legislation, which has been making...

Nine breathtaking UNESCO sites in Spain to start with

Spain has been a centre of Roman, Islamic, Christian and colonial empires which have turned the nation into open-air museum of wonders that move,...
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International Flamenco Day to be celebrated across Spain’s Malaga with extensive flamenco programme

VIBRANT and captivating dance spectaculars across Malaga and Andalucia will commemorate the 12th anniversary of Flamenco declared by UNESCO as Intangible Cultural Heritage. The 12th annual...

15 of the Best Ancient Ruins on the Costa del Sol and Costa de la Luz

What are your favourite little known Moorish and Roman sites in Spain?

Spectacular fireworks display on Spain’s Costa Blanca gets new date after high wind postponement

ELCHE'S Nit de l'Alba fireworks display will take place on Monday evening- two days after strong winds forced its cancellation. Council leaders along with police...

Shore Warning: These virgin beaches in Spain could be under threat from development

WITH the Olive Press breaking the news that Tarifa is earmarked for one of the biggest developments in a generation on its untouched virgin beaches, the Olive Press takes a look at some of the other beaches under threat…

UNESCO calls on Baleares towns to get ready for a tsunami, with claim that Mediterranean is 100% certain to...

SEASIDE town halls are being urged by UNESCO to put emergency plans in place against a possible tsunami. A new study by the United Nations...

Is Spain really ugly? You decide, after leading writer slams overdevelopment and awful architecture

SPAIN has more UNESCO World Heritage Sites than almost any other country in the world. From its white villages to grand cities, the architecture...

Weekend in Madrid: Five reasons why Spain’s arty capital should be drawing you in this spring

GET set, ready… Go! The masks are off and it’s time for an adventure. But nothing too exotic. Madrid is the perfect spring escape. And...

Spectacular world-famous Fallas featuring fireworks and giant statues return to Spain’s Valencia

THE Fallas de Valencia celebrations are in full swing with a return to pre-pandemic schedules. The heady mix of fireworks, bonfires, flowers, festivals, and eye-catching...

Unique fireworks display in Costa Blanca city of Elche gets national tourist recognition in Spain

THE Costa Blanca's most spectacular outdoor event has been recognised as a 'Festival of National Tourist Interest'. Elche's Nit de l'Álba takes place every August...

Madrid’s Retiro park just won UNESCO status but it hides a shameful secret for Spain

CAMPAIGNERS are calling for recognition of a shameful period in the history of Madrid’s Retiro park when people would come to stare wide-eyed at...
‘Charla al fresco’ in the town of Algar. Photo: Ayuntamiento de Algar

Andalucian village makes UNESCO bid to protect tradition of neighbourly doorstep chat

A SLEEPY town in the southern tip of Spain wants to elevate the long held tradition of having a neighbourly chat on one’s doorstep...

Madrid’s Retiro Park and Paseo del Prado awarded UNESCO World Heritage Status

THE CITY of Madrid will appear on the list of world heritage sites for the first time after its Retiro Park and Paseo del...

Spain’s flamenco agony: Tablaos are on the path to extinction in battle to survive coronavirus crisis

THE temples of flamenco, the sacred tablaos, find themselves on the path to extinction as one by one they are closing their doors for...

Flamenco, the dance of Spain, celebrates 10 years as intangible cultural heritage

Andalucia is considered the heartland of Flamenco, although it also has roots in regions such as Murcia and Extremadura.

Valencia gets first UNESCO biosphere reserves with Alto Turia and Valle de Cabriel

THE Valencian Community has received its first two UNESCO biosphere reserves following an announcement last Wednesday. The two new reserves are Alto Turia, near Valencia...

Malaga to push for UNESCO protection for ‘espeto’ sardines

MALAGA'S culture committee has agreed to push to have 'espetos' recognised as an item of Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO.  The popular sardine skewer is...

Culture top reason tourists visit Andalucia

Culture has now overtaken weather as the most popular reason to visit

Dia Del Flamenco to be celebrated today across Andalucia

The sixth annual celebration is taking place all over Andalucia to celebrate the passionate dance, music and singing form that has its roots in the region

ISIS propaganda targets Spanish holiday hotspot for the first time

The new video features child soldiers

A tour of Spain’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Check out the OP’s own UNmissable UNESCO collection

Antequera dolmens receive UNESCO World Heritage status

They are described as outstanding examples of megalithic architecture

Drones deployed to save 200,000 protected palm trees in Spain

Scores of red palm weevil have been burrowing up the site's trees




Spain trumps other European countries to become the first to get 50% of its energy from renewables

SPAIN is set to become the first major European country to get over 50% of its energy from renewable sources this year. It will beat...


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