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A look at a different Alhambra by Javier Abella

‘Otras realidades. La Alhambra’, a photo exhibition by Javier Abella, shows one of the world’s most popular tourist attractions in a different light.

Madrid brings Spanish Golden Age to life at Fiesta Corral Cervantes

Through 24 September, Madrid’s Cuesta de Moyano will be home to a real corral de comedias and to all kinds of cultural and culinary activities for families recreating the Spanish Golden Age.

Spain’s leading role in ‘Game of Thrones’

Parts of season 7 of the popular HBO show were shot in Spain.

Almodóvar succeeds at Platino Awards

The Spanish filmmaker won the award for Best Director for ‘Julieta’. The Platino award for Best Film went to ‘The Distinguished Citizen’, directed by Mariano Cohn and Gastón Duprat.

Performing arts and social integration

From 22 to 30 July, Madrid is playing host to a series of dance, theatre and art workshops for people with functional diversity in the context of the Erasmus+ project ‘Intercultural Diversity: A Model for Social Integration’.

63rd Mérida Classical Theatre Festival

Mario Gas, Amaia Salamanca, José Carlos Plaza and Aitana Sánchez-Gijón are some of the performers and directors in this new edition of this traditional festival, which offering six world premieres this year.

Antonio Banderas wins Spanish National Cinema Award 2017

The jury noted his ‘extraordinary career’ and his role in paving the way for Spanish actors and actresses behind him.

Room showing Picasso’s Guernica at the Reina Sofía Museum. Photo: EFE/Javier Liaño. (EFE)

Having welcomed 3.6 million visitors last year (12% more than in 2015), the Madrid-based museum stands 8th in Europe and 18th worldwide.

La mayor escuela de flamenco del mundo abre sus puertas en Sevilla

A new flamenco school was opened in the district of Triana, Seville, by Cristina Heeren Foundation. It is a 1500m2 facility including nine classrooms, two courtyards and a function room. The new school is expected to have more than 160 students next year.

‘As I Love You’ sweeps the board at the 1st Fugaz Awards

As many as 28 short films entered the competition for the awards established by CortoEspaña to promote the Spanish short film industry. ‘As I Love You’ took three awards, including Best Short Film.

A floating embassy of the history of Spain

The Andalucía, a unique replica of one of the oldest Spanish galleons, has been travelling the seas for the past seven years, showcasing Spain’s maritime culture in Europe, Asia and the Americas.

Miquel Barceló takes over Salamanca

Works by Miquel Barceló that have never been exhibited before are being shown on the occasion of the 800th anniversary of the University of Salamanca, one of the oldest educational institutions in the world.

Frame from ‘¡Únete! Join Us!’.

Spain is bringing to the 57th International Art Exhibition in Venice ‘¡Únete! Join Us!’, a video shot by Jordi Colomer that will be screened at the Spanish Pavilion from 13 May to 25 November.

Carlos Casares, the focal point of this year’s Galician Literature Day. Photo: EFE/Archive/Lavandeira Jr. (EFE)

A wide range of activities have been organised in Galicia to celebrate pride in the Galician language and pay homage to Casares, an author born in Ourense and one of the writers behind the Galician literary revival.

National Library of Spain: living memory of the Spanish language

Housing 33 million documents, the National Library of Spain is a leading documentation centre for the Spanish written culture at both the national and the international level.

A visitor at the exhibition ‘Masterworks from Budapest: From the Renaissance to the Avant-Garde’. Photo: EFE/Javier Tormo. (EFE)

The special anniversary activities and celebrations – part of a comprehensive programme that has been designated as an extraordinary event of public interest – began in 2016 and will continue into 2018. They include exhibitions of masterworks from Budapest and Venetian artists, analyses of the works of Picasso and Toulouse-Lautrec, and a retrospective of architect Rafael Moneo.

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