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Culture/Art/Literature news & information for Sevilla province

Seville hotel offers guests "sevillana" dresses and classes
Culture Thu, May 5, 2011

Seville hotel offers guests "sevillana" dresses and...

A Seville hotel chain is offering its guests the chance to borrow a "" dress for the duration of their stay in the city, as well as free classes in the traditional regional dances as an incentive to both Spanish...

Seville Fair opens, defying the rain
Culture Tue, May 3, 2011

Seville Fair opens, defying the rain

300,000 lights were switched on at midnight last night to mark the official start of the 164th in Seville, as the rain finally held off in the Andalusian capital. This year's theme is the first round-the-world trip,...

Round Sevilla with a fridge
Culture Tue, Sep 7, 2010

Round Sevilla with a fridge

AN unusual exhibition in Sevilla involves 52 fridges-turned-works of art, distributed throughout the streets of the city. The brainchild of a group of Cuban artists – amongst whom figures actor Jorge Perugorría –...

Culture Wed, Jul 11, 2007

Human remains found buried beneath bank

Workers attempting to clear a blockage in the drains down in the basement of a branch of the Caja Madrid bank on the Avenida de la Constitución in Sevilla city centre yesterday, made a macabre discovery. Sevilla police...

Sevilla pays record price for Velázquez
Culture Thu, Jul 5, 2007

Sevilla pays record price for Velázquez

The Sevilla-based Focus-Abengoa Foundation paid €12.47 million euros for the 'Santa Rufina', which is attributed to Diego de Velázquez, at an auction at Sotheby's in London last night. According to a...

DNA tests confirm Columbus tomb authenticity
Culture Tue, Aug 1, 2006

DNA tests confirm Columbus tomb authenticity

It has been confirmed that the human remains entombed in Sevilla cathedral definitely belonged to Christopher Columbus. José Antonio Lorente, who led the investigation team from the Genetic Identification Laboratory,...

Carlos Saura presents 'Carmen'
Culture Fri, Mar 5, 2004

Carlos Saura presents 'Carmen'

Film director Carlos Saura, who will direct the opera ‘Carmen’, by Bizet, showing in September in open-air areas of Sevilla for 8.000 people per performance, today presented his upcoming project as “beautiful,...

400 tombs from the 18th century uncovered on site of ancient mosque
Culture Wed, Feb 4, 2004

400 tombs from the 18th century uncovered on site of...

The first phase of excavations in the Iglesia del Salvador church in Sevilla, under which are the remains of the second most ancient mosque of Al-Andalus, has uncovered 400 tombs from the 18th century. The director of...

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