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Get into the immersive, colorful, absolutely exciting, medieval Galician Festa de Istoria: kinghts in shining armor, lovely damsels, medieval actors, handcrafts and cuisines with ccenturies of tradition behind them. . . It's a reenactment but it's redolent of history and tradition, and the whole town's labor of love. Festa de Hisoria is vying for the distinction of “Festival of International Touristic Interest” How can it not get it!
I was indulging my bibliomania while engaged in vinicultural pursuits, okay, so I was drinking wine and browsing Amazon books, and came upon Sonia Castaño's "Van Gogh in La Mancha". Why not La Mancha? Maybe Van Gogh's stay at the asylum in St. Remy was fake news and he slipped over the border into Spain. In any case, it goaded me to see the exhibit at The Met titled "Van Gogh's Cypresses" which ends on the 27th of August. Want to know more? Read on!
Sanfermises 2023 kicks off on Thursday, 6 July, and will close to the tune of "¡Pobre de mí!" on Friday the 14th. Get all the info you need here.
The fiestas of Madrid Orgullo (Madrid Pride, aka MADO) is – would you believe? -- the biggest Gay Pride festival in Europe. When it comes to partying there are no people quite like the Spanish people and their friends, LGBTIQ+ and all else. Come on over and join the most colorful (Rainnbow colors!) event of the year!
In the summer of 1970, GUIDEPOST reports: "Spain’s fashion designers bowed to the applause of buyers and members of the press who came from all over the world this week to preview what you might be wearing come September. Of all the collections, Pertegaz’s was the most expensive; Pedro Rodriguez’s, the most conservative, Elio Berhanyer’s, futuristic and Lino’s, the most elegant. However, Marbel Jr.’s collection seemed to demonstrated how to dress to look like a tart. And Herrera y Ollero’s collection was one hundred pieces of general unexcitement."
EL CORRAL DE LA MORERIA: World's best flamenco tablao. Star-studded flameco shows fused with haute cuisine, and with remarkable success too. The only tablao in the world with a Michelin star. Awardee of Repsol Guide's three stars. Celebrities from different fields flock to the Corral, fame begetting fame. One of the "1000 Places to See Before You Die." You've just got to be there and see for yourself!
Madrid is having one of its most beloved fiestas, the fiesta honoring its patron saint, San Isidro Labrador. But this year it isn't just the annual celebration. It's, more importantly, the fourth centennial of the Madrileño saint's canonization (1622-2022). The Holy See has declared that the Holy Year of San Isidro (Año Santo de San Isidro) be celebrated from 15 May 2022 to 15 May 2023.
There’s a remote village in central Asturias (dubbed “Paraiso Natural”) where you could leave behind your boringly busy life for a while and literally do nothing! Away from everything except a cow or two and the spectacular views of the mountains. No bars. No wi-fi connection. No facilities. No nothing. Except your own wits. No bars. No wi-fi connection. No facilities. Except your own wits.
Recognized as the "Best Theme Park in Spain" and one of the best in the world, Puy du Fou is coming up with new spectacles that will complete an exciting and colorful review of the history of Spain. Inaugural show is on on the 1st of April. The highlight of the new season is "the greatness of that Visigoth Kingdom" which and ‘recovers’ the royal crown, that has been missing for more than 1,300 years."