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Montserrat Caballé's funeral 'not catalán enough', says Carreras
Culture Mon, Oct 8, 2018

Montserrat Caballé's funeral 'not catalán...

TENOR Josep (José) Carreras has said his soprano colleague Montserrat Caballé's funeral was 'a beautiful service', but that it was 'a shame' there was not 'a bit more ' in the readings....

Unfinished Sagrada Família breaks the 100-metre barrier
Culture Tue, Sep 25, 2018

Unfinished Sagrada Família breaks the 100-metre barrier

BARCELONA'S iconic Sagrada Família cathedral has finally broken the 100-metres-high barrier – 92 years after it started being built. The unusual, ultra-modern and totally-unique temple – the inside of which is...

'B-Day Landings': Allied forces' Benidorm beach invasion
Culture Sat, Sep 22, 2018

'B-Day Landings': Allied forces' Benidorm beach...

TIDES and the moon's phases could have been what really won World War II – any miscalculation in either could have meant the death toll of nearly 20,000 men skyrocketing on June 6, 1944 and may have led to France...

Psychedelic Nativity scene restoration sparks outrage
Culture Sun, Sep 9, 2018

Psychedelic Nativity scene restoration sparks outrage

ANOTHER amateur art restoration in a Spanish church has hit global headlines for all the wrong reasons – six years on from Cecilia Giménez's famous 'repair' in Borja, Zaragoza province, parishioner María...

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...

Antonio Banderas to open 'pioneering' theatre in Málaga
Culture Sat, Jul 21, 2018

Antonio Banderas to open 'pioneering' theatre in...

ACTOR Antonio Banderas plans to open a museum next September in his native city, Málaga. Partly funded by Caixabank and promoted by the Hollywood legend, the future Soho Theatre is expected to open in time for...

UNESCO World Heritage status for Madinat al-Zahra
Culture Sun, Jul 1, 2018

UNESCO World Heritage status for Madinat al-Zahra

A MEDIAEVAL Arab city and the remains of the Caliphate of Córdoba has been granted UNESCO World Heritage status after the organisation met and voted in Manama, Bahrain today (Sunday). The Madinat al-Zahra – known in...

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...

Mario Vargas Llosa hospitalised after fall
Culture Thu, Jun 21, 2018

Mario Vargas Llosa hospitalised after fall

NOBEL Prize-winning author and former presidential candidate Mario Vargas Llosa has been admitted to hospital after a fall at his home in Madrid. The 82-year-old Peruvian had not long returned home from the island of La...

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