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'Excellence Awards' for Plácido Domingo and Real Madrid basketball's Felipe Reyes
Culture Tue, Jul 16, 2019

'Excellence Awards' for Plácido Domingo and Real...

LEGENDARY tenor Plácido Domingo is one of 12 famous faces to win an 'Excellence in Spain' Award – at the same time as being named ambassador for the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO). Captain of Real Madrid...

Franco's 'stolen' country mansion at centre of court battle with State
Culture Fri, Jul 12, 2019

Franco's 'stolen' country mansion at centre of...

A JUDGE will decide on whether or not a vast country estate in the province of A Coruña (Galicia) rightfully belongs to the public, or to the descendants of dictator General Franco. Spain's government maintains...

'Completely intact' Roman sarcophagus found in Granada
Culture Thu, Jul 4, 2019

'Completely intact' Roman sarcophagus found in...

A ROMAN sarcophagus completely intact and sealed up has been described as 'an exceptional find' and 'unprecedented'. It is being opened by experts at Granada's Archaeological Museum this weekend, and...

Tribute to José Lladró, co-founder of world's most famous figurines
Culture Wed, Jun 19, 2019

Tribute to José Lladró, co-founder of world's most...

CO-FOUNDER of one of the world's largest names in porcelain figurine collectibles, José Lladró, passed away on Monday aged 91, meaning his two daughters now own his 15% share of the company. It was set up by the...

Spanish coins found in Utah desert may pre-date Columbus
Culture Sat, May 18, 2019

Spanish coins found in Utah desert may pre-date Columbus

COINS found in the Utah desert may be evidence of Spanish settlers on the American continent at least 200 years before Christopher Columbus arrived – or they may merely be a hoax. A hiker from Colorado found what he...

Did Spaniards build Stonehenge?
Culture Sun, Apr 21, 2019

Did Spaniards build Stonehenge?

A CANDIDATE in the 21-strong shortlist for the New Seven Wonders of the World in 2007, Stonehenge represents one of the UK's greatest mysteries. Like the only surviving member of the original seven wonders - the...

La Gomera's whistling language and Almodóvar at Cannes
Culture Thu, Apr 18, 2019

La Gomera's whistling language and Almodóvar at Cannes

THE CANARIAN island of La Gomera will see its name up in lights at Cannes Film Festival this year, thanks to a production focusing on its lost language. Whilst it has practically died out, the island's native tongue...

Spaniards in Paris describe 'tragedy' of Notre Dame fire
Culture Tue, Apr 16, 2019

Spaniards in Paris describe 'tragedy' of Notre Dame...

SPANISH tourists, expats and students in Paris have described the horror and tragedy of the inferno which has engulfed Notre Dame cathedral, many of them in tears. Alison said she was out with her family when the blaze,...

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