SANLÚCAR DE BARRAMEDA, CAPITAL OF GASTRONOMY IN SPAIN 2022

SANLÚCAR DE BARRAMEDA, CAPITAL OF GASTRONOMY IN SPAIN 2022 »

17 Dec, 2022
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The designation of Sanlúcar de Barrameda as the " Gastronomical Capital of Spain" in 2022 did not come as a surprise to anyone, as it is famous throughout the world for its incomparable prawns and its exquisite manzanilla, in addition to the rest of the rich local gastronomy that emerges from its waters, marshes and fertile fields. But its incredibly varied and extensive tourism could catch many by surprise.

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) .

WORLD BOOK DAY: BLAME IT ON DON QUIXOTE (& SHAKESPEARE)

WORLD BOOK DAY: BLAME IT ON DON QUIXOTE (& SHAKESPEARE) »

25 Apr, 2021
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Spain was the springboard for World Book Day, at the initiative of Vicente Clavel Andrés who proposed designating a Spanish Book Day to honor Miguel de Cervantes, author of the world’s first modern novel, Don Quixote de La Mancha. It took decades but in the end UNESCO took up the gauntlet.

BOOK BUFF VICENTE CLAVEL, FATHER OF WORLD BOOK DAY

BOOK BUFF VICENTE CLAVEL, FATHER OF WORLD BOOK DAY »

25 Apr, 2021
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Vicente Clavel proposed the designation of the 7th of October as Book Day to honor Miguel de Cervantes of the DON QUIXOTE fame on his birth anniversary. As a result, in February 1926 King Alfonso XIII signed the Royal Decree for the purpose. Decades later, UNESCO waded in and moved Book Day (World Book and Copyright Day) to 23 April, both Cervantes and Shakespeare's death anniversary. But the original idea behind Clavel's Book Day remains.

WHY LIVE IN SPAIN? TEN REASONS!

WHY LIVE IN SPAIN? TEN REASONS! »

11 Apr, 2021
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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!

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.

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?