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Culture/Art/Literature news & information for Salamanca province

Salamanca's 'botched' Michelangelo compared to Cecilia's Ecce Homo
Culture Sun, Jul 24, 2016

Salamanca's 'botched' Michelangelo compared to...

CECILIA Jiménez's restoration may have a successor - although as yet, it has not gone as viral as the 80-something parishioner's botched, or as the lady herself revealed later, unfinished, fresco. A 17th...

Exhibition showing Rajoy, Bárcenas and the Infanta Cristina with excrement on their heads 'censored'
Culture Sat, Feb 15, 2014

Exhibition showing Rajoy, Bárcenas and the Infanta...

AN ART exhibition has been banned by Salamanca city council for featuring politicians and Royals with excrement on their heads. Painter Ausín Sáinz, from the neighbouring province of Burgos, said the PP-led city...

“What shell I do now?”
Culture Wed, Oct 13, 2010

“What shell I do now?”

A BORED retiree in Salamanca has spent the last 14 years of his life sticking shells to his house.José Madrid, who was a builder by profession for 30 years until his retirement, says he and his wife collected up more...

19th century condoms found in medieval medical book
Culture Sun, Jul 13, 2008

19th century condoms found in medieval medical book

Two condoms found inside a 16th century medical manual have gone on display at Salamanca University's General History Library. Made from pork tripe and with a blue string at the open end to minimise spillage, they...

Court approves transfer of stolen Civil War files to Barcelona
Culture Thu, Jan 26, 2006

Court approves transfer of stolen Civil War files to...

The High Court ruled today that 500 boxes of documents removed from the National Archive earlier this week should be returned to the regional government of Cataluña as soon as possible. The files, which are currently...

Culture Wed, Dec 10, 2003

Poets pay hommage to Jesús Hilario Tundidor

The VIth Annual Congress of Hispanoamercian poets, which will take place in Salamanca 11-12th December will reunite 20 Spanish and Latin American poets who will recite poems and pay hommage to the poet Jesús Hilario...

Archaelogical find in Ciudad Rodrigo
Culture Tue, Nov 25, 2003

Archaelogical find in Ciudad Rodrigo

A colourful 17th century tomb was uncovered yesterday in the walls of Ciudad Rodrigo. The tomb is dated 1632, and on a plaque inscribed in gold, is the name of the person portrayed in the funeral statue, Magdalena...

New Don Quijote sculpture commissioned
Culture Sun, Nov 16, 2003

New Don Quijote sculpture commissioned

Salamanca artist, Fernando Mayoral, has chosen to portray Don Quixote and his inseparable companion, Rocinante, returning home physically exhausted and morally dejected, for the sculpture commissioned to represent the...

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