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Pottery in 'Gwyneth Paltrow's town' becomes UNESCO heritage
Culture Thu, Dec 12, 2019

Pottery in 'Gwyneth Paltrow's town' becomes...

HANDMADE ceramic pottery from two Toledo province villages have been declared UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage, along with those from the Mexican utowns of Puebla and Txalaca. The decorative blue-patterned plates,...

World's most expensive Christmas tree on display in Estepona hotel
Culture Mon, Dec 9, 2019

World's most expensive Christmas tree on display in...

The Kempinski Hotel Bahia in Estepona has put up what's alleged to be the world's most expensive Christmas tree. The tree, decorated with 11.9 million euros worth of pink, red, white and black diamonds and other...

Málaga's Picasso Museum open over whole bank holiday weekend
Culture Wed, Dec 4, 2019

Málaga's Picasso Museum open over whole bank holiday...

The Picasso Museum in Málaga (MPM) will be open every day from 10am to 6pm (last ticket at 5:30pm) over the coming bank holiday weekend (puente de la Constitución) for those who wish to take advantage of an extra...

Lovers of Teruel, Cervantes and other planets
Culture Sat, Nov 9, 2019

Lovers of Teruel, Cervantes and other planets

ASTRONOMERS need a name for a giant star similar to our sun and the huge gaseous planet which orbits it – so they have asked the public to help out. Voters from each of the countries involved with the International...

Largest digital library on earth for the blind opens
Culture Sun, Oct 13, 2019

Largest digital library on earth for the blind opens

THE BIGGEST digital library on earth in the Spanish language adapted for the blind has just opened, with over 64,000 works accessible to anyone in the world with serious vision problems. According to the Spanish...

Twitter campaign gets stored Prado painting on show
Culture Fri, Oct 4, 2019

Twitter campaign gets stored Prado painting on show

The Prado Museum has announced that 'El Cid', a spectacular oil on canvas by French artist Rosa Bonheur, which has been in storage at the museum for over 100 years, is now finally on show. The painting was a...

Granada Jazz festival celebrates 40th anniversary
Culture Tue, Oct 1, 2019

Granada Jazz festival celebrates 40th anniversary

The International Jazz Festival of Granada celebrates its 40th anniversary next month with a programme that will pay special tribute to the late Celia Mur and will feature stars like Lizz Wright, Charles McPherson and...

U2's Bono presents Penélope Cruz's Donostia Prize for lifetime achievement
Culture Sat, Sep 28, 2019

U2's Bono presents Penélope Cruz's Donostia Prize...

'ALMODÓVAR Girl' Penélope Cruz has become the youngest-ever actress to be awarded the Donostia Prize for lifetime achievement at San Sebastián Film Festival – the greatest distinction possible at the star...

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