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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...

Farmers plough Roman dig by mistake
Culture Sun, Aug 16, 2015

Farmers plough Roman dig by mistake

THREE farmers who 'accidentally' ploughed a field known to contain a major archaeological dig could face hefty fines for not having sought permission from the regional government of Andalucía, southern Spain,...

Córdoba's May Patio Festival makes Google home page
Culture Wed, May 5, 2010

Córdoba's May Patio Festival makes Google home page

Every year, the Spanish city of Córdoba throws open its courtyards to the public during the 'May Patio Festival', to show off its colourful floral displays, stone mosaics and water features, but this year, even...

Mezquita beams fetch €1.5m at London auction
Culture Wed, Oct 8, 2008

Mezquita beams fetch €1.5m at London auction

Five tenth century carved Moorish beams from Córdoba Mezquita finally went under the hammer at Christie's auction house in London yesterday, more than two years after Spanish authorities managed to block the sale...

'100 Ptas' painting fetches more than a million euros
Culture Thu, Nov 15, 2007

'100 Ptas' painting fetches more than a million...

The painting printed on 982 million One Hundred Peseta notes issued by the Banco de España until 1978 - Romero de Torres's 'Fuensanta' (1929) - was sold at Sotheby's auction house in London yesterday...

Joaquín Sabina pardonned for Letizia joke
Culture Fri, Oct 6, 2006

Joaquín Sabina pardonned for Letizia joke

Singer-songwriter, Joaquín Sabina was awarded the Fine Arts Gold Medal for Merit today by King Juan Carlos (photo), drawing a line under the controversy caused by a joke about Princess Letizia that Sabina was told...

Culture Mon, Aug 7, 2006

Moorish palace remains found in Córdoba

An archaeological dig funded by the Town Hall has unearthed what appear to be the remains of part of a caliph's palace on the calle Torrijos in Córdoba. It is thought that the badly preserved remains may be part of...

Culture Wed, Jul 12, 2006

Young Englishman wins Córdoba guitar prize

Jacob Cordover won first prize at the 3rd Córdoba Festival International Guitar Competition on Monday evening, where he was runner-up last year. He was presented with a professional guitar valued at €6,300, a...

Culture Thu, Mar 9, 2006

Government moves to ban Mezquita beam auction

Both the Spanish government's Cultural department as well as that of Andalucia have sprung into action after the auction house Christie's revealed yesterday that it was placing on sale some six beams, valued at...

The essence of Andalucía
Culture Wed, Feb 11, 2004

The essence of Andalucía

The remarkable show was housed in a number of different locations - including the house where the painter was born - and enjoyed a unique setting composed of a series of monuments spread out across Córdoba,...

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