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Culture/Art/Literature news and information for Spain

Culture Fri, Dec 1, 2017

The Alhambra's royal bath restored to its former glory

The Royal Bath of the Alhambra, the only Islamic medieval bath that has been preserved almost intact in the Western world, has new vaulted roofs after being subjected to a complex restoration that has allowed restorers...

Culture Sun, Nov 26, 2017

Sophia Loren earns star on Almería Walk of Fame

ITALIAN legend Sophia Loren is the latest celebrity to earn herself a star on Almería's Walk of Fame – in a city she knows well after having filmed there in 1971. Alberto Lattuada's which came out in English...

Culture Fri, Nov 17, 2017

Cádiz couple 'sold archaeological treasures on eBay'

THOUSANDS of archaeological gems have been found in a house in San Fernando (Cádiz province) which the owners had been selling on eBay and specialist antique auction sites. The haul dates from between the prehistoric...

Culture Mon, Oct 16, 2017

Dalí's 'daughter' ordered to pay paternity suit costs

A WOMAN who claimed to be the illegitimate daughter of surrealist painter Salvador Dalí has been ordered to pay the full costs of the paternity suit – including exhuming the artist's body. Pilar Abel says she...

Culture Wed, Oct 11, 2017

Free bank holiday entry to 16 national museums

MANY of Spain's most famous museums will be free of charge to enter tomorrow (Thursday) for the October 12 national holiday, potentially saving tourists and day-trippers a fortune. As always, Madrid's 'big...

Culture Thu, Sep 28, 2017

Has Madrid's Plaza Mayor been 'grassed up'?

THE Spanish capital's main square right in the heart of the urban hub is celebrating its 400 anniversary this year – and thousands of internet surfers were stunned to see it had been turned into a giant grassy...

Culture Thu, Sep 7, 2017

Press claims Pilar Abel is not Dalí's daughter

A WOMAN who believed she was the illegitimate daughter of surrealist painter Salvador Dalí has found out via the national press that the DNA samples did not match. But as neither she nor her lawyer have heard anything...

Culture Fri, Sep 1, 2017

Bilbao's Guggenheim museum posts record visitor numbers

The Guggenheim museum in Bilbao has posted record visitor numbers in July and August with 322,247 people coming through the doors - 6,891 more than over the same period last year. According to their press release, 76%...