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Culture/Art/Literature news & information for Castile-La Mancha

'Polar' marine fossils of 465 million years found in central Spain
Culture Fri, Feb 14, 2020

'Polar' marine fossils of 465 million years found...

RARE marine fossils dating back around 465 million years have been found in a central Spain national park. According to the ministry of environment and energy transition – led by one of the four deputy presidents,...

Pottery in 'Gwyneth Paltrow's town' becomes UNESCO heritage
Culture Thu, Dec 12, 2019

Pottery in 'Gwyneth Paltrow's town' becomes...

HANDMADE ceramic pottery from two Toledo province villages have been declared UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage, along with those from the Mexican utowns of Puebla and Txalaca. The decorative blue-patterned plates,...

Royal castle in Toledo auctioned for €9.6m
Culture Sat, Feb 6, 2016

Royal castle in Toledo auctioned for €9.6m

A CASTLE in Toledo where Queen Isabel 'The Catholic' – co-author of the bloodthirsty Inquisition – lived for most of her life is now on the market. The price tag sits at a cool €9.6 million. Plans were...

'New' crocodile species dating back 75 million years found in Cuenca
Culture Fri, Nov 6, 2015

'New' crocodile species dating back 75 million...

A SPECIES of crocodile hitherto unheard-of and living on earth over 75 million years ago has been discovered in a prehistoric dig in the province of Cuenca. Archaeologists working on the Lo Hueco site in the centre...

World's biggest jigsaw puzzle finished in 82 hours
Culture Wed, Oct 13, 2010

World's biggest jigsaw puzzle finished in 82 hours

THE largest-ever jigsaw puzzle to be completed is now on display in Daimiel (Ciudad Real). It measures 5.5 by 1.92 metres, and is made up of 32,256 pieces. Over 100 people from all over the world – as far away as...

Giant shoe installed on Almodóvar Route
Culture Tue, Jul 29, 2008

Giant shoe installed on Almodóvar Route

A giant shoe with a 3m heel has been installed in Granátula de Calatrava, one of four towns in the Campo de Calatrava area included on the new Pedro Almodóvar Cinematic Tourism Route. Created by Enric Pla i Montferrer...

Almodovar film fails to make final Oscar shortlist
Culture Wed, Jan 24, 2007

Almodovar film fails to make final Oscar shortlist

AMPAS president, Sid Ganis, and Oscar nominated actress, Selma Hayek, jointly revealed the nominations for the Gold Statuettes at a brief ceremony in Hollywood yesterday. The musical 'Dreamgirls' a Supremes-like...

'Volver' makes Oscar shortlist
Culture Wed, Jan 17, 2007

'Volver' makes Oscar shortlist

Pedro Almodóvar's 'Volver' is on a shortlist of nine films competing for this year's Best Foreign Film Oscar, according to a report in today's 'Variety' magazine. This is the first time that...

Visigoth remains saved from developers
Culture Thu, Jul 27, 2006

Visigoth remains saved from developers

Castilla La Mancha president, José María Barreda, announced yesterday the cancellation of a project to build 1,300 new homes in the Vega Baja area (photo) after the discovery of archaelogical remains of a Visigoth and...

Almodóvar wins Prince of Asturias Arts prize
Culture Thu, May 18, 2006

Almodóvar wins Prince of Asturias Arts prize

Pedro Almodóvar was chosen as the winner of this year's Prince of Asturias Arts prize yesterday after a final round of voting in Oviedo. The Manchego film director, who was told the news at Barajas airport on his...

Culture Tue, Sep 20, 2005

Dalai Lama set to receive copy of Don Quijote

Four mountaineers from Ciudad Real will hand over a copy of Cervantes's Don Quijote de La Mancha -signed by the provincial president of Ciudad Real- to the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala, which is located on India's...

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