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Salamanca's 'botched' Michelangelo compared to Cecilia's Ecce Homo
Culture Sun, Jul 24, 2016

Salamanca's 'botched' Michelangelo compared to...

CECILIA Jiménez's restoration may have a successor - although as yet, it has not gone as viral as the 80-something parishioner's botched, or as the lady herself revealed later, unfinished, fresco. A 17th...

Warning signs to stop tourists climbing Segovia aqueduct
Culture Sat, Apr 23, 2016

Warning signs to stop tourists climbing Segovia aqueduct

CITY authorities in Segovia have had to put signs up to warn visitors and residents not to keep climbing the famous aqueduct. The temptation is too much for some locals and tourists, who are frequently seen scrambling...

Exhibition showing Rajoy, Bárcenas and the Infanta Cristina with excrement on their heads 'censored'
Culture Sat, Feb 15, 2014

Exhibition showing Rajoy, Bárcenas and the Infanta...

AN ART exhibition has been banned by Salamanca city council for featuring politicians and Royals with excrement on their heads. Painter Ausín Sáinz, from the neighbouring province of Burgos, said the PP-led city...

Puppets invade Segovia for annual fiesta
Culture Fri, May 13, 2011

Puppets invade Segovia for annual fiesta

Hundreds of puppets dancing on balconies or in and around the historic monuments and mediaeval palaces, much to the surprise and wonder of young and old alike, are all part of Segovia's International Puppet Festival...

“What shell I do now?”
Culture Wed, Oct 13, 2010

“What shell I do now?”

A BORED retiree in Salamanca has spent the last 14 years of his life sticking shells to his house.José Madrid, who was a builder by profession for 30 years until his retirement, says he and his wife collected up more...

Group hug for Segovia aqueduct on its ‘birthday’
Culture Sun, Oct 18, 2009

Group hug for Segovia aqueduct on its ‘birthday’

TO mark the 125th anniversary of the unique and beautiful aqueduct in Segovia being declared a national heritage monument, about a thousand people formed a human chain around the ancient Roman construction yesterday....

Culture Mon, Jul 14, 2008

13th century window uncovered during Segovia castle...

Work to restore the Juan II tower of the Alcázar de Segovia has revealed a small 13th century window that experts believe dates back to the time of Alfonso X (The Wise) who set up court there in 1256. Alcázar director...

19th century condoms found in medieval medical book
Culture Sun, Jul 13, 2008

19th century condoms found in medieval medical book

Two condoms found inside a 16th century medical manual have gone on display at Salamanca University's General History Library. Made from pork tripe and with a blue string at the open end to minimise spillage, they...

Dinosaur leg bones found on Burgos dig
Culture Mon, Aug 6, 2007

Dinosaur leg bones found on Burgos dig

Femur and a tibia bones each measuring more than a metre long and belonging to a large dinosaur have been found on the La Tejera archaeological dig in the town of Barbadillo del Mercado in the province of Burgos, where...

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