Articles tagged with 'Spain' | Spain

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2020
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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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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06
June
2019
| 11:52 Europe/Amsterdam
Whilst political uncertainty over Brexit continues, life must go on for Brits, and that includes making holiday plans. In light of this, the Spanish Tourist Office (Turespaña) has launched a new campaign entitled “You have Spain in Common”, encouragi...
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29
May
2019
| 13:51 Europe/Amsterdam
The UEFA Champions League Final is the most watched annual sporting event in the world with over 200 countries tuning in for the spectacle amounting to over 300 million viewers every year. With such a colossal sporting event on its doorstep, the Span...
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22
May
2019
| 10:28 Europe/Amsterdam
The Feria de Londres returns to the capital for its third edition, running from 24 May until 26 May 2019. Inspired by southern Spain’s traditional spring fairs, the Feria de Londres is a place for all ‘hispanophiles’ to come together and celebrate th...
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26
April
2019
| 14:51 Europe/Amsterdam
Following an event held in London by the Castilla-La Mancha Tourism Board, the Spanish Tourist Office highlights some of the region's most undiscovered treasures in each of its five main provinces.  ...
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05
April
2019
| 16:05 Europe/Amsterdam
From 12-14 April 2019, London will welcome its ninth spring edition of the London Spanish Film Festival showcasing the best of Spanish screens from over the past year. With a total of nine titles, the screenings will include both critically acclaimed...
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18
March
2019
| 14:11 Europe/Amsterdam
On Monday 18 March 2019, the National Gallery in London launched the first major exhibition in the UK for over a century of the artist known as 'Spain’s Impressionist', Joaquín Sorolla. Titled ‘Sorolla: Spanish Master of Light’, the exhibition will i...
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08
March
2019
| 18:26 Europe/Amsterdam
To mark International Women’s Day, the Spanish Tourist Office (S.T.O) has brought together some of the most influential and inspiring women in Spanish history. Whether they be actresses or athletes, chefs or scientists, their achievements are extensi...
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21
February
2019
| 11:38 Europe/Amsterdam
Spain is renowned for having a rich history and a wealth of culture, both contributing factors to the many traditions, festivals and events that take place across mainland Spain, the Balearic Islands and the Canary Islands year round. The Spanish Tou...
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11
February
2019
| 15:43 Europe/Amsterdam
Thanks to its mountainous terrain, Spain possesses a number of cave systems, some of them among the most famous in the world. The Iberian nation is again piquing the interest of scientists and archaeologists in 2019 as three new hand prints were disc...
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15
January
2019
| 15:09 Europe/Amsterdam
The UEFA Champions League is Europe’s most prestigious football competition where the biggest stars in football battle it out on the world stage. The Champions League Final is the most watched annual sporting event in the world with the final of the ...
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2018
14
December
2018
| 11:13 Europe/Amsterdam
El Gordo – Meaning ‘The Fat One’, El Gordo is the Christmas Lottery and a fundamental part of the Christmas build-up in Spain. Pretty much everyone in Spain buys a ticket for El Gordo and families and friends gather around the television on 22nd Dece...
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30
November
2018
| 11:50 Europe/Amsterdam
On Monday 26 November 2018, the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) released its annual Travel Trends report which includes a list of 12 destinations tipped for tourism growth in the coming year. The destinations were selected based on new fl...
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19
November
2018
| 11:00 Europe/Amsterdam
On 2 November 2018, the Catalan Tourist Board launched an interactive game to encourage travellers to visit the region of Catalonia. Developed in partnership with Sony, the game combines Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) to encourage po...
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01
November
2018
| 18:38 Europe/Amsterdam
The Madrid Metro system is the seventh largest in the world and transports over 625 million people a year from A to B. The Madrid Metro was inaugurated by King Alfonso XIII on 17 October 1919 meaning that this coming year, the Spanish capital will ce...
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26
October
2018
| 14:36 Europe/Amsterdam
On Saturday 3 November at 19:30, the esteemed University of the Balearic Islands Choir (Coral Universitaria de las Islas Baleares) will perform in London at St. Michael and All Angles church (Bath Rd, Chiswick, London W4 1TT), showcasing an important...
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17
October
2018
| 13:34 Europe/Amsterdam
On 20 September 1519, the first voyage around the world set sail from Sanlúcar de Barrameda in Cádiz, southwest Spain. Now almost 500 years on the Acción Cultural Española (AC/E), an agency that orchestrates public support for the promotion of cultur...
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11
October
2018
| 12:52 Europe/Amsterdam
This week, from 8-14 October, the fifth edition of the International Sherry Week is taking place with individual contributors hosting an array of celebrations across the globe. Organised under the patronage of El Consejo Regulador Jerez-Xeres-Sherry,...
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04
October
2018
| 12:28 Europe/Amsterdam
Seville has been selected as the host of this year’s ABTA Travel Convention held from 8-10 October 2018. Seville is Andalucía’s largest city and its capital. It is renowned for its vibrancy thanks to its passion for traditional flamenco, its rich ...
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28
September
2018
| 18:28 Europe/Amsterdam
The neighbourhood or ‘barrio’ Embajadores in Madrid has been voted at the top of Time Out Magazine’s 50 coolest neighbourhoods in the world. This was in celebration of Time Out’s 50th anniversary and was ranked via a ‘City Life Index’ survey looking ...
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14
September
2018
| 17:09 Europe/Amsterdam
El Museo del Prado (The Prado Museum) in Madrid has announced its upcoming 2019 programme featuring a host of exhibitions that celebrate its 200th anniversary. There will be a special programme of over 100 activities and a number of commemorative exh...
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