FLAMENCO IS A STATE OF MIND: GRIEF, JOY, FEAR

FLAMENCO IS A STATE OF MIND: GRIEF, JOY, FEAR »

11 Nov, 2020
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In 2010, UNESCO inscribed the flamenco of Spain in its list of  Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The only agency within the United Nations system with a specific mandate in culture, UNESCO says flamenco is an artistic expression fusing soulful song, dance and musicianship that embraces a gamut of feelings and states of mind: grief, joy, tragedy, rejoicing, fear.

WHY LIVE IN SPAIN? TEN REASONS!

WHY LIVE IN SPAIN? TEN REASONS! »

27 Oct, 2018
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Sure, Spain is known for all that sun. Summer weather persists all year round in places like the Canary Islands. But Spain is actually a land of contrasts and a country blessed with almost every imaginable natural and cultural treasures. Never mind the Spaniards' alegría de vivir!

THE AMAZING MEDINA AZAHARA, A WORLD HERITAGE SITE

THE AMAZING MEDINA AZAHARA, A WORLD HERITAGE SITE »

31 Aug, 2018
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The Versailles of the Middle Ages, a dazzling series of palaces full of treasures never seen before, the largest known city built from scratch in Western Europe, the most beautiful Islamic monument in Al-Andalus

NEW AGE SPAIN: EL ESCCORIAL REVISITED!

NEW AGE SPAIN: EL ESCCORIAL REVISITED! »

22 May, 2018
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Did you know that El Escorial was built starting in 1563 to be the final resting place for the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V, the father of the Spanish King Phillip II? It was finished in 1584 as not only his palace but as a Hieronymite monastery--hence its somber shadows and design.

BURNT AT THE STAKE!

BURNT AT THE STAKE! »

18 Mar, 2017
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This year's Fallas is extra especial. It's the first to be celebrated after the festivity was inscribed as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by the UNESCO

WHY YOU SHOULD BE IN ALCALA DE HENARES THIS WEEKEND (OR ANY OTHER DAY ON THE CALENDAR)

WHY YOU SHOULD BE IN ALCALA DE HENARES THIS WEEKEND (OR ANY OTHER DAY ON THE CALENDAR) »

5 Oct, 2016
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What’s the use of coming to Madrid if you don’t snatch the chance to experience Spain’s star writer of all time and the world’s first novelist ever?

OLYMPICS 2016 Backgrounder: Meet Brazil and its Rio

OLYMPICS 2016 Backgrounder: Meet Brazil and its Rio »

8 Aug, 2016
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Rio is host to the 2016 Summer Olympics and Paralympics—the first time a South American and Portuguese-speaking country is hosting these events.

SPAIN WANTS ITS TAPAS DECLARED UNESCO’S INTANGIBLE  CULTURAL HERITAGE

SPAIN WANTS ITS TAPAS DECLARED UNESCO’S INTANGIBLE CULTURAL HERITAGE »

9 Jun, 2016
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Spain thinks its irresistible tapas deserve to be protected, respected and appreciated around the world. There’s no better way to do this than get UNESCO to stamp its approval on the tapas

THE FASCINATING TEN INTANGIBLE WORLD HERITAGE OF SPAIN

THE FASCINATING TEN INTANGIBLE WORLD HERITAGE OF SPAIN »

9 Jun, 2016
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Spain’s ten intangible cultural treasures

CORPUS CHRISTI: TOLEDO TAKES THE CAKE!

CORPUS CHRISTI: TOLEDO TAKES THE CAKE! »

27 May, 2016
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“This is a feast where there’s something to touch each of the senses with mystical power!”