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Antonio Banderas to open 'pioneering' theatre in Málaga
Culture Sat, Jul 21, 2018

Antonio Banderas to open 'pioneering' theatre in...

ACTOR Antonio Banderas plans to open a museum next September in his native city, Málaga. Partly funded by Caixabank and promoted by the Hollywood legend, the future Soho Theatre is expected to open in time for...

UNESCO World Heritage status for Madinat al-Zahra
Culture Sun, Jul 1, 2018

UNESCO World Heritage status for Madinat al-Zahra

A MEDIAEVAL Arab city and the remains of the Caliphate of Córdoba has been granted UNESCO World Heritage status after the organisation met and voted in Manama, Bahrain today (Sunday). The Madinat al-Zahra – known in...

'Titanic' doll up for auction
Culture Mon, Jun 4, 2018

'Titanic' doll up for auction

A DOLL which 'survived' the and was recovered from the sea bed 65 years later is up for auction again, her current owner has revealed. Only the head remains of passenger Eva Hart's favourite doll, whom she...

Storms expose Roman and Baroque remains on Cádiz beach
Culture Fri, Mar 9, 2018

Storms expose Roman and Baroque remains on Cádiz beach

STORMS on the Andalucía coast have uncovered a Roman aqueduct and the remains of a road thought to have been built up to 500 years ago. Crowds were seen gathered on La Cortadura beach in Cádiz, which attracted the...

The Alhambra's royal bath restored to its former glory
Culture Fri, Dec 1, 2017

The Alhambra's royal bath restored to its former glory

The Royal Bath of the Alhambra, the only Islamic medieval bath that has been preserved almost intact in the Western world, has new vaulted roofs after being subjected to a complex restoration that has allowed restorers...

Sophia Loren earns star on Almería Walk of Fame
Culture Sun, Nov 26, 2017

Sophia Loren earns star on Almería Walk of Fame

ITALIAN legend Sophia Loren is the latest celebrity to earn herself a star on Almería's Walk of Fame – in a city she knows well after having filmed there in 1971. Alberto Lattuada's which came out in English...

Cádiz couple 'sold archaeological treasures on eBay'
Culture Fri, Nov 17, 2017

Cádiz couple 'sold archaeological treasures on...

THOUSANDS of archaeological gems have been found in a house in San Fernando (Cádiz province) which the owners had been selling on eBay and specialist antique auction sites. The haul dates from between the prehistoric...

Ridley Scott's film about Mexican drug baron 'El Chapo' to be shot in Spain
Culture Tue, Feb 14, 2017

Ridley Scott's film about Mexican drug baron 'El...

HOLLYWOOD film director Ridley Scott has chosen a prison in Spain for his forthcoming production on the life of Mexican drug baron, 'El Chapo'. The man behind hits such as and will shoot scenes in Málaga...

'Botched' Cádiz castle restoration goes global
Culture Wed, Mar 16, 2016

'Botched' Cádiz castle restoration goes global

AN UNFORTUNATE castle restoration in the province of Cádiz has gone viral, sparking criticism from all over the globe. The 9th-century Matrera fortress in Villamartín, built by the Mediaeval Arabs and now in private...

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