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2020
13
November
2020
| 10:00 Europe/Amsterdam
ANNIVERSARIESSpain prepares to celebrate Xacobeo 2021, the first Compostela Holy Year in 11 yearsThe Compostela Holy Year or Jacobean Year is a year in which the 25th of July falls on a Sunday allowing for the celebration of the martyrdom of St. Jame...
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09
October
2020
| 10:30 Europe/Amsterdam
While we’re unable to travel to our favourite holiday destination, the Spanish Tourist Office (STO) wants you to share your favourite #SpainMemories and the Spanish destinations you are looking forward to visiting once restrictions are eased.The STO ...
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06
October
2020
| 12:08 Europe/Amsterdam
A new study by the Observatorio de Ecoturismo en España (Spanish Ecotourism Observatory) has revealed how ecotourism in Spain is transforming its economic landscape, especially in its most rural areas. In 2019, 289 ecotourism accommodation busine...
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17
September
2020
| 18:05 Europe/Amsterdam
World Paella Day 2020 will be taking place on Sunday 20 September when the world will celebrate one of Spain’s most iconic dishes; paella. World Paella Day is a recognition of the most universal dish in Spanish cuisine. A day in which Valencians shar...
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10
September
2020
| 18:30 Europe/Amsterdam
We are delighted to invite you to join a free event with National Geographic Traveller Travel Geeks, ‘Valencia: Culture and Cuisine’ which will take place on Thursday 17th September from 6:00pm to 7:00pm (BST) ahead of World Paella Day on 20th Septem...
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07
September
2020
| 12:27 Europe/Amsterdam
La Noche Del Patrimonio (The Heritage Night) is a unique world-class cultural event taking place simultaneously in fifteen Spanish World Heritage Cities. Every September, for one night only, UNESCO heritage sites and local culture are being celeb...
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19
August
2020
| 10:59 Europe/Amsterdam
Spain has been nominated for the ‘Best Country’ award at The Times and The Sunday Times, and The Sun Travel Awards 2020. Spain was selected for the award by the editorial teams of two of the UK’s major national publications who are encouraging their ...
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20
July
2020
| 16:01 Europe/Amsterdam
British Airways has reinstated flights to Seville’s San Pablo Airport following the temporary pause in service on this route as a result of the pandemic. However, the British Airline has decided to operate the London – Seville route from the capital’...
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24
June
2020
| 12:43 Europe/Amsterdam
22 June 2020: Further to the announcement confirming that Brits are now welcome in Spain as the country ends its “State of Alarm” and initiates its next phase of the “new normal”, the Spanish Tourist Office has today launched a new video to showcase ...
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15
June
2020
| 10:00 Europe/Amsterdam
Madrid, 10 June 2020 - The Spanish government, LaLiga and the Confederation of Employers and Industries of Spain (CEOE) have come together in a bid to boost and promote Spain as a safe destination for tourism and sport in a campaign that will be give...
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30
April
2020
| 11:26 Europe/Amsterdam
The national tourism agency responsible for marketing Spain’s destination worldwide, TURESPAÑA, has launched a video titled ‘#SpainWillWait’ (España te espera) across its social media channels. The objective of the initiative is to consolidate touris...
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12
March
2020
| 16:59 Europe/Amsterdam
Paradores, a chain of luxury Spanish hotels located in converted historic buildings, began work on the Parador de Jaen in November 2018 and finished in January of this year. The Parador is located in the Santa Catalina Castle which stands high above ...
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04
March
2020
| 12:33 Europe/Amsterdam
From 03 to 07 June 2020, the Ruta Via de la Plata Non Stop (RVP Non Stop) returns for its second edition seeing cyclists traverse the entirety of Spain in a randonneuring style cycling event. The RVP Non Stop will take place with the support of the C...
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21
February
2020
| 16:12 Europe/Amsterdam
A ground-breaking partnership agreement has been struck between the Spanish SailGP Team and TURESPAÑA (the national tourism agency responsible for marketing Spain’s destination worldwide and creating value for its tourism sector) in which the emblema...
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14
February
2020
| 17:20 Europe/Amsterdam
Work has begun on the relaunch of a new tourist route through the south eastern region of Murcia in Spain. El Camino de la Vera Cruz (The Route of Vera Cruz) is an ancient pilgrimage route stretching over 800 km through five autonomous communities (N...
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07
February
2020
| 18:03 Europe/Amsterdam
On 18 January 2020, the Balearic Island of Menorca was officially awarded the title of European Region of Gastronomy for 2022 by the International Institute of Gastronomy, Culture, Arts and Tourism (IGCAT). The European Region of Gastronomy project a...
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24
January
2020
| 15:13 Europe/Amsterdam
As we begin the New Year, the ‘flight shame’ movement is one of the biggest travel trends governing holidaymakers travel plans in 2020. Travellers are now looking for alternative means of transport with the railways providing the most convenient alte...
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17
January
2020
| 15:00 Europe/Amsterdam
In the days before Lent, Spain goes wild as it celebrates Carnival or Carnaval in Spanish. One of the biggest spectacles of the year, Carnaval is a display of rhythm, colour, flamboyance and luxury during which locals and visitors come together to le...
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2019
27
December
2019
| 09:00 Europe/Amsterdam
New Year’s Eve, or Nochevieja, is the ideal time to enjoy a truly memorable fiesta in Spain. From the big cities to the little towns, there’s fun to be had across the country. For tourists who are visiting, one thing to be aware of is that many Spani...
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05
November
2019
| 10:00 Europe/Amsterdam
ANNIVERSARIES, EVENTS & ACCOLADES Valencia: World Design Capital 2022 As of 2022, the Spanish city of Valencia will become the epicentre of design. The World Design Organisation committee has chosen the city as ‘World Design Capital 2022’ creat...
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27
September
2019
| 11:39 Europe/Amsterdam
NEWS FROM MADRID New pedestrianised areas New stopover options New hotels reposition Madrid as a top luxury destination: First Four Seasons hotel; Marriott & Hard Rock Palace Liria opens its doors to the public offering new art proposition ...
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18
September
2019
| 13:15 Europe/Amsterdam
On 20 September 2019, the world will celebrate one of Spain’s most iconic dishes; paella. World Paella Day is a recognition of the most universal dish in Spanish cuisine. A day in which Valencians share a dish of humble origins that has now reached a...
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30
August
2019
| 15:33 Europe/Amsterdam
On 23 August 2019, the UK open-air premiere of Pedro Almodóvar’s latest film Pain and Glory was warmly received by an audience at Somerset House that included celebrities such as artist Yinka Shonibare and fashion designer Pam Hogg. The film stars be...
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16
August
2019
| 15:52 Europe/Amsterdam
The Sociedad de Carreras de Caballos de Sanlúcar de Barrameda (Horse Racing Society of Sanlúcar de Barrameda) was founded in 1845 and begun racing horses on the 1,800m stretch of beach at the mouth of the Río Guadalquivir on 31 August of the same yea...
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07
August
2019
| 12:17 Europe/Amsterdam
New to 2019, the UNESCO World Heritage Committee has added Risco Caído and the Sacred Mountains of Gran Canaria to its List of World Heritage Sites in recognition of its outstanding cultural value. The news comes in the wake of the 43rd meeting of th...
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26
July
2019
| 11:16 Europe/Amsterdam
Spain, and one of Europe’s, largest cycling spectacles will return for its 74th edition this summer. La Vuelta a España will commence on 24 August in Salinas de Torrevieja before finishing up in Fuenlabrada on the outskirts of Madrid on 15 September ...
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18
July
2019
| 18:50 Europe/Amsterdam
The world’s most famous maître d’ Fred Sirieix, together with some of the industry’s leading chefs, has embarked on a culinary tour showcasing the best city-break restaurants in a new BBC2 series. ‘Remarkable Places to Eat’ takes viewers to the most ...
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01
July
2019
| 18:45 Europe/Amsterdam
A glimpse back in time to 19th century north west Spain - The Spanish Tourist Office, in collaboration with Turismo de Galicia, retold the story of 19th century Indianos who emigrated from their home of Galicia to find fortune in foreign lands. Retur...
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18
June
2019
| 13:42 Europe/Amsterdam
The rags to riches story of 19th century emigrants who travelled abroad to make their fortune and then return home to north west Spain to build lavish mansions and gardens, will be retold in an ambitious show garden at RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden...
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13
June
2019
| 17:55 Europe/Amsterdam
On 10th June 2019, the Wallace Collection and Manolo Blahnik opened the new An Enquiring Mind: Manolo Blahnik at the Wallace Collection exhibition celebrating some of the world-famous footwear designer’s most coveted work. It will feature a personall...
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