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Culture/Art/Literature news & information for Galicia

Recovering mansion 'stolen' by Franco could cost State 43 years' upkeep
Culture Mon, Aug 6, 2018

Recovering mansion 'stolen' by Franco could cost...

GALICIA'S fight to reclaim the Meirás country estate from the family of dictator General Franco has taken a new twist: for the mansion to be restored to public hands, the State would have to pay its current...

Santiago cathedral's La Gloria portico restored
Culture Fri, Jun 29, 2018

Santiago cathedral's La Gloria portico restored

A PAINSTAKING 50,000 hours of restoration work on the La Gloria portico at Santiago de Compostela cathedral has been unveiled and visitors will finally get to see the intricate archway without its scaffolding for the...

Galicia village has 'most Roman ruins per household' in Spain
Culture Fri, Apr 28, 2017

Galicia village has 'most Roman ruins per...

A TOWN in the far north-western region of Galicia holds the national record for the most Roman ruins per household with practically every inhabitant owning at least one. And their collections are not technically illegal...

Galician town repels Viking invasion
Culture Sun, Aug 7, 2011

Galician town repels Viking invasion

The people of Catoira (Pontevedra) once again got the better of the Vikings in a re-enactment of the invasion their forefathers suffered back in the 11th century. Vikings, Normandy pirates and Saracens came ashore a...

Oldest Roman lighthouse becomes UNESCO site
Culture Sun, Jun 28, 2009

Oldest Roman lighthouse becomes UNESCO site

THE world’s oldest Roman lighthouse has been declared a UNESCO heritage site following a meeting of the international organisation in Sevilla yesterday. This means that Spain’s UNESCO heritage sites have now reached...

Second blast needed to topple Franco monolith
Culture Tue, Jul 1, 2008

Second blast needed to topple Franco monolith

A failed attempt yesterday evening to blow up a 17 metre-high monolith erected to former dictator Francisco Franco in 1961 in the Islas Cies Natural Park (Vigo) revealed that the large concrete structure had been built...

Fascist symbol removed from Franco's home town library
Culture Tue, Sep 4, 2007

Fascist symbol removed from Franco's home town library

Ferrol's left-wing PSOE-IU coalition council has ordered that all remaining fascist symbols be removed from the town where former dictator, Francisco Franco, was born. To this end, a pre-constitutional shield made...

Culture Thu, Jun 17, 2004

Ourense author dies aged 83

The world of Galician literature is in mourning following the death of Ourense poet, Antón Tovar, who passed away earlier this week aged 83, as a result of a pulmonary infection. Mr Tovar was well loved in Ourense...

Culture Fri, Apr 2, 2004

Pontevedra president welcomes Veracruz secretary of state

The president of the Pontevedra House of Deputies, Rafael Louzán, welcomed the secretary of state for Veracruz (Mexico), Flavino Ríos Alvarado, whose visit coincides with the inauguration of the exhibition of the...

Culture Wed, Mar 24, 2004

Rafael Alberti show opens tonight in Vigo

"I´ve seen Halley´s comet twice," a show based on the life of Rafael Alberti, will be performed tonight in Vigo´s Caixanova Cultural Centre. The show, which is directed by Ernesto Caballero, will be performed...

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