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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...

British sculptor creates Europe's first underwater museum in Canary Islands
Culture Tue, Feb 2, 2016

British sculptor creates Europe's first underwater...

EUROPE'S first-ever underwater museum has opened off the coast of Lanzarote, featuring a British artist's works. Sculptures occupying 15% of a total diving area of 2,500 square metres in the Las Coloradas bay...

Archaeological dig in 'Europe's oldest city' pillaged for building materials
Culture Wed, Jan 20, 2016

Archaeological dig in 'Europe's oldest city'...

'ILLEGAL' digging in an archaeological site in the south-western city of Huelva is under investigation, and the finger has been pointed at the civil engineering companies building the new railway station. The...

Teruel cathedral to be restored for €1.6m
Culture Sun, Jan 10, 2016

Teruel cathedral to be restored for €1.6m

TERUEL'S iconic cathedral will be restored this year with a budget of €1.6 million. The spectacular temple was built in the late 12 century in a Romanesque style with three main naves, but by 1342 it had become a...

Record year turns Reina Sofía museum's fortunes around
Culture Wed, Dec 16, 2015

Record year turns Reina Sofía museum's fortunes around

JUST a year after Madrid's world-famous Reina Sofía art museum was facing possible closure, the gallery has announced record numbers of visitors and profits up by 30%. From its future being in jeopardy at the end...

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