"Guernica, a terrifying mural oil painting of greys, whites, and blacks, was Picasso’s response to the aerial bombing of Guernica, a town in the Basque Country. With Guernica he took a leap into political discourse, reflecting the tremendous events that unfolded in the Basque town"
We went to Villa Rosa, a tablao in Sol on a Thursday evening, none of us really knowing what to expect. The biggest thing I noticed about flamenco was not the dance itself but the attitude to the dance. It felt as though you could hear the passion in every step, clap and snap.
Sinfonía de Verano, a community film project about Madrid in summertime: Here's your chance to participate with your video in a unique film about Madrid these hot days of summer!
"For a country that is traditionally and historically connected to the Catholic Church, it is heartwarming to see so many Spaniards in support of equal rights for their LGBT friends, family, and fellow citizens"
Pop, rock, new wave and jazz-flamenco fusion rendered by towering talents from the national and international music circuits
“We are demonstrating against a farcical trial and against the conspirational silence of the international community, a community that demands respect for human rights in other parts of the world [read that as Venezuela] but forgets all about Western Sahara.”
Contrary to most of the stereotypes linked with Spain, most countries see the Spaniards as tolerant, reliable, democratic, pacifist, honest, strong, humanitarian and hard-working!
The pretender to the awesome Dalí name dismisses rumors about the surrealist painter's incapacity to father a child as fake news
When the formidable Serena Williams defeated Muguruza in the 2015 Wimbledon final. she told the teary young Spanish player: “Don’t be sad. You’ll be holding this Venus Rosewater trophy very, very soon, believe me.” Two years later the prophesy came true at the expense of Serena's sister Venus.
"In the last decades, the strong revitalization efforts of Basque on the Spanish side of the Basque Country has led to a big new population of Basque speakers called ‘new speakers’"
"Perhaps the whole experience must be lived to be fully understood and appreciated, not just the ‘encierros’ but the spirit and philosophy and ‘joie de vivre’ of this peaceful little town that wakes up on July 7 and does not go back into a peaceful slumber again until July 15"
This summer, one in every six Blue Flags in the world will be standing in Spain and one in every five Spanish beaches will have a Blue Flag.
We're Nª 13! We're the 13th most reputable country in the world. We're Spain!
"Seeing Cervantes’ birthplace reminds us of the fact that the most renowned 'writers' were real people with real lives and real histories"
Ander Beristain is a native of of the Basque Country. He is one of the approximately 700,000 speakers worldwide of euskera. This summer he's doing a study of the interaction between Basque and Spanish and how speaking Basque affects how the Vascos speak Spanish
"The essence of Madrid is captured in the annual feast of the Virgin of la Paloma; the combination of culture, history, passion, and pride epitomizes what it means to experience coming here. Joining this celebration, I was no longer an outsider, but just another Madrileña ready to join the party"
One of the main things I have noticed since working in Madrid is how well presented everyone seems to dress, whether they are going to work or not. A lot of what Madrileños wear could be described as chic bohemian. Our mini-survey tells a similar story in different words
Tucked in the quiet San Blas Street midway between the Reina Sofia and Prado Museums in the Barrio de Las Letras, you will be blown away once you go through the unassuming door and descend the steps into the Secretos
After an extended closure due to a fire, El Faro de Moncloa is now again available to the public. Those with vertigo or fear of heights will feel every one of those 92 meters. Nonetheless, the view of Madrid is worth the momentarily queasy stomach
Summer is here! At least in Madrid. And where best to party on Sunday? Why, in the park, of course. Parque Tierno Galvan, for example. For "brunch".
Spain's Ministry of Education, Culture, and Sport is now promoting five "intimate" museums to present another cultural side to the city. Each one is unique and brings its own perspective to Spanish art and culture. You simply can't afford to give them a miss!
At the Lazaro Galdiano MuseumMUSEO DEL ROMANTICISMO & MUSEO LAZARO GALDIANO
By Marta Lasota Photos courtesy of the museums
Reprint of a very revealing article. It paints a perfect picture of the world-famous Prado Museum 52 years ago. Equally important: it offers an insightful glimpse of the key people who ran the museum. Guidepost was a very young 7-year-old then!