A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “THE GAUDINESS OF GAUDI,” 14 January 1972

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “THE GAUDINESS OF GAUDI,” 14 January 1972 »

14 Apr, 2024
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"Having accepted the Gothic style as a basis for the architecture of La Familia Sagrada, Gaudi resolved to eliminate difficulties inherent in purely Gothic architecture. The result has been acclaimed by some as the most important step in architecture since the XII century, the immutable shape of his dream. It will cover double the area of Venice's St. Mark's, and will rise more than 65 feet higher than St. Peter's of Rome."

SPAIN IS NUMBER 1 TOURIST DESTINATION!

SPAIN IS NUMBER 1 TOURIST DESTINATION! »

7 Feb, 2024
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In 2023, Spain was visited by 85.1 million international tourists. This record smasher makes the legendary land of the Man of La Mancha the world’s top tourist destination. Moreover, Spain hold the highest score in Statista's Travel and Tourism Development Index. France, the perennial Number One, is expected to slide down to second place, attracting an estimated 79 million to 85 million foreign visitors. Sangria anyone?

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “Spain Through an American’s Eyes,” 14 July1972

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “Spain Through an American’s Eyes,” 14 July1972 »

2 Jan, 2024
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"Robert Barnete is probably the best-known foreign painter of Spain today.   More than a painter, he is an interpreter of the color and vitality of Spanish lore.   His principal themes flamenco and bulls come alive on canvas. Recently, in the offices of the Ministry of Information and Tourism, in a ceremony presided by the Minister himself, the American painter was honored.  His public acclaim results from his graceful, action-filled expressions of Spanish life.

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “La Chunga: A new Beginning”, 19 June 1970

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “La Chunga: A new Beginning”, 19 June 1970 »

21 Aug, 2023
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La Chunga went through a period when the purity of her dance was seriously threatened by the criticisms of those who wanted her to be more “sophisticated”. Came the dance lessons, arrangements, costumes and make-up came. Each one marked the threat of a gradual transformation into a good but no longer “different” bailaora. . . Chunga has recently “re-appeared” at the newly inaugurated Café de Chinitas. For many who have seen her dancing there in the past two weeks, La Chunga seems to be bringing back to life the legend that once made her the hope of flamenco purists.

THE 2022 CHESTNUT PARTY IN SPAIN SERVES FEW CHESTNUTS BUT REMAINS PACKED WITH CULT!

THE 2022 CHESTNUT PARTY IN SPAIN SERVES FEW CHESTNUTS BUT REMAINS PACKED WITH CULT! »

24 Oct, 2022
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Halloween is a popular “chestnut party” in many parts of Spain. As Castañada, it has Celtic roots that go way back and is closely related to the cult of the dead. The culinary star of the "deadly" feast is, as the name would say in no uncertain terms, the castañas or chestnuts. But due to drought and prolonged warm weather, chances are that there won’t be an abundance of the nuts. Just the same, leave it to the Spaniards to keep up their marvelous traditions, dead or alive.

THE KYIV BALLET PIROUETTES INTO THE HEART OF SPAIN

THE KYIV BALLET PIROUETTES INTO THE HEART OF SPAIN »

29 Jul, 2022
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The National Ballet of Ukraine, a.k.a. Kyiv Ballet, is touring Spain these days, while Russian bombs rain on their country. For every ticket sold, certain amount goes to the Red Cross in aid of Ukrainian refugees, and to UNICEF to help the organization in its work of saving and protecting Ukrainian children. Kyiv Ballet is one of the largest ballet companies in the world and one of the biggest performing arts companies in Europe.

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “The Secret Spring of Spain,” 12 April 1968

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “The Secret Spring of Spain,” 12 April 1968 »

15 Jun, 2022
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If you are not careful, you’ll miss spring in Spain altogether and spend most of your life wondering how you did it. It’s not hard, because the meteorological border is pretty indefinite; one day it is a dull, cold, rainy winter day and POW… suddenly it’s summer. There are ways to catch it though, and it all depends on how much attention you pay and where you are in the very changeable land of Spain.

THE CHILDLIKE MAGIC OF JOAN MIRÓ

THE CHILDLIKE MAGIC OF JOAN MIRÓ »

20 Oct, 2021
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Miró: "I try to apply colors like words that shape poems, like notes that shape music"

JESUS CARMONA, A TWO-PART STORY. Part 1: WHAT MAKES A DANCER THE WORLD’S BEST?

JESUS CARMONA, A TWO-PART STORY. Part 1: WHAT MAKES A DANCER THE WORLD’S BEST? »

27 Jun, 2021
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Extraordinary talent . Brilliant career . Powerful performance at the Festival . Eminent jury . UNESCO and Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation patronage . Lofty aims . Mythical setting (Bolshoi Theater) .

THE COAST IS CLEAR

THE COAST IS CLEAR »

7 Jun, 2021
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The pandemic in Europe is easing off satisfactorily, allowing Spain to finally open up its ports to international cruise ships. Get to know the fabulous ports that await you!