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Culture/Art/Literature news & information for Spain

Highest-altitude prehistoric cave art found in Pyrénées
Culture Fri, Mar 22, 2019

Highest-altitude prehistoric cave art found in Pyrénées

PREHISTORIC cave art has been found at the highest-known altitude in Spain so far – at 2,200 metres (7,218 feet) above sea-level. Also the northernmost cave drawings ever discovered in the country, they were unearthed...

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...

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