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María Luisa Park in Sevilla: A Landscape of Arts and Culture

María Luisa Park in Sevilla: A Landscape of Arts and Culture

Spain’s fourth largest city, Sevilla is renowned for its many rulers, poets, and artists. Cervantes’ tales of Don Quixote began in a Sevilla prison; Rossini’s Figaro, The Barber of Seville, also originated from the metropolis. Sevilla’s diverse culture and mix of Moorish revival and neo-Mudéjar architecture beautifies the city; a reflection of its extensive history.  […]

Josef Albers Retrospective in Madrid

Josef Albers Retrospective in Madrid

Madrid’s Fundación Juan March presents Josef Albers: Minimal Media, Maximum Effect until July 6, 2014. This is the first retrospective on the German-born American artist, Josef Albers, who was instrumental in the “continuation of geometrical abstraction” in response to Abstract Expressionism. According to Fundación Juan March, the retrospective is not a “simple chronological journey through […]

Antoni Gaudí and Barcelona’s La Sagrada Família

Antoni Gaudí and Barcelona’s La Sagrada Família

Antoni Gaudí, the 20th century Spanish-Catalan architect, was part of the Catalan Modernisme (Modernism) movement in Barcelona. He possessed his own individualistic style that went beyond the precincts of Modernisme. It was free-flowing and organic, sometimes dream-like and inspired by nature. The architect’s work was predominately composed of the collocation of geometric forms and enlivened […]

The Holy Grail Found?

The Holy Grail Found?

Has the Holy Grail been found? According to two researchers, the answer is yes. Margarita Torres and Jose Ortega del Rio claim that they have discovered the legendary chalice, which is reported to be the cup that Jesus drank out of at the Last Supper. The two have been searching for the Holy Grail for […]

Spanish Journalists to Return Home

Spanish Journalists to Return Home

Spanish journalists are to return home. Two journalists from Spain are free after being abducted in Syria. Javier Espinosa and Ricardo Garcia Vilanova were set free after being held captive for six months. They were held by a rogue Al-Qaeda group. The Spanish journalists were captives since last September. The two were detained at a […]

‘WhatsAppitis’ — First Case Reported in The Lancet Medical Journal

‘WhatsAppitis’ — First Case Reported in The Lancet Medical Journal

A doctor from the General University Hospital in Granada in southern Spain has reported the first case of “WhatsAppitis” in the prestigious medical journal, The Lancet.  The report relates to a 34 year old woman in Granada, 27 weeks pregnant, who woke up one morning suffering from bilateral wrist pain. Reportedly the woman had no […]

Feria de Abril Captures the Spirit of Sevilla

Feria de Abril Captures the Spirit of Sevilla

Annually, the city of Sevilla in the Andalusia region of Spain celebrates a springtime festival, two weeks after Semana Santa (Holy Week). Feria de Abril is a cultural event that attracts over two million people to Sevilla, a city regarded as the heart and soul of flamenco culture and music. This long-established fair transforms Sevilla […]

Adolfo Suarez Leader of Democratic Transition in Spain Dies

Adolfo Suarez Leader of Democratic Transition in Spain Dies

Adolfo Suarez Gonzalez, Spain’s first democratically elected prime minister after the dictator Franco, has died at the age of 81. Working with King Juan Carlos, Adolfo Suarez played a key role as a leader in Spain’s history-making democratic transition, ending decades of authoritarian, repressive rule after Francisco Franco died in 1975. Suarez later battled with […]

Madrid Protest March for Dignity Ends in Bloodshed

Madrid Protest March for Dignity Ends in Bloodshed

As a country, Spain is far from unified. The Catalans have been protesting and marching for independence for years, Galicians are less than keen on the rest of the region and the Basques are likely to throw petrol bombs at any passing politicians they find. However, state differences were put aside for a massive protest […]

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