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

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...

Francisco Nieva, La Mancha, human rights, and marijuana
Culture Fri, Jun 4, 2004

Francisco Nieva, La Mancha, human rights, and marijuana

He smokes joints and they inspire him. Francisco Nieva (photo), academic and writer, admitted publicly yesterday that he always smokes joints when he is writing, but made it plain that he never "takes anything else...

Culture Fri, Mar 5, 2004

Raimundo de Pablos exhibition opens in Talavera

The San Prudencio Cultural Centre, which is sponsored by the Caja Castilla La Mancha bank, opened an exhibition yesterday about the author Raimundo de Pablos, who is one of the founder members of the Tolmo group....

More dinosaur bones found in Cuenca
Culture Sun, Feb 15, 2004

More dinosaur bones found in Cuenca

The research team at the Las Hoyas archaeological site in the Cuenca Sierra, are studying the remains of a new dinosaur first uncovered during last summer. The new discovery is the largest of the dinosaurs discovered to...

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