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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...

Dalí's 'daughter' ordered to pay paternity suit costs
Culture Mon, Oct 16, 2017

Dalí's 'daughter' ordered to pay paternity...

A WOMAN who claimed to be the illegitimate daughter of surrealist painter Salvador Dalí has been ordered to pay the full costs of the paternity suit – including exhuming the artist's body. Pilar Abel says she...

Free bank holiday entry to 16 national museums
Culture Wed, Oct 11, 2017

Free bank holiday entry to 16 national museums

MANY of Spain's most famous museums will be free of charge to enter tomorrow (Thursday) for the October 12 national holiday, potentially saving tourists and day-trippers a fortune. As always, Madrid's 'big...

Has Madrid's Plaza Mayor been 'grassed up'?
Culture Thu, Sep 28, 2017

Has Madrid's Plaza Mayor been 'grassed up'?

THE Spanish capital's main square right in the heart of the urban hub is celebrating its 400 anniversary this year – and thousands of internet surfers were stunned to see it had been turned into a giant grassy...

Press claims Pilar Abel is not Dalí's daughter
Culture Thu, Sep 7, 2017

Press claims Pilar Abel is not Dalí's daughter

A WOMAN who believed she was the illegitimate daughter of surrealist painter Salvador Dalí has found out via the national press that the DNA samples did not match. But as neither she nor her lawyer have heard anything...

Bilbao's Guggenheim museum posts record visitor numbers
Culture Fri, Sep 1, 2017

Bilbao's Guggenheim museum posts record visitor numbers

The Guggenheim museum in Bilbao has posted record visitor numbers in July and August with 322,247 people coming through the doors - 6,891 more than over the same period last year. According to their press release, 76%...

Spanish banking tycoon could face jail for 'smuggling' Picasso painting out of the country on his yacht
Culture Tue, Aug 8, 2017

Spanish banking tycoon could face jail for...

FORMER bank manager and major shareholder Jaime Botín could face prison and a huge fine for allegedly 'smuggling' a €26-million Picasso painting out of Spain on his yacht two years ago. Botín, 81 – one...

'Da Vinci Code' author Dan Brown's new novel set in Barcelona, Sevilla and Bilbao
Culture Thu, Jun 29, 2017

'Da Vinci Code' author Dan Brown's new novel...

THE latest Dan Brown novel to feature detective Robert Langdon will be set in three Spanish cities and is due on the shelves on October 5. , the fifth epic to feature the charismatic professor of religious symbolism,...

Dalí to be exhumed following paternity suit
Culture Mon, Jun 26, 2017

Dalí to be exhumed following paternity suit

A JUDGE has ordered the body of surrealist painter Salvador Dalí to be exhumed following a paternity suit filed by a woman from Girona. María Pilar Abel Martínez, known as Pilar Abel, claims the artist behind the...

Sorolla painting expected to fetch €570,000 at Christie's in London
Culture Fri, Jun 23, 2017

Sorolla painting expected to fetch €570,000 at...

AN OIL-ON-CANVAS by famous Mediterranean painter Joaquín Sorolla will go under the hammer at Christie's in London next month for between €350,000 and €570,000, or between 300,000 and half a million pounds....

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