Spain, global leader in Blue Flag beaches

As many as 684 Blue Flags will be flying along the Spanish coastline this summer. They belong to 579 beaches, 100 marinas and five boating tourism operators. This total places Spain at the top of the Blue Flag global ranking.

Funerary garden found by the research team from CSIC. Photo: CSIC News.

The Djehuty Project Spanish team unearthed a unique funeral garden that can provide valuable information on botany and environmental conditions in ancient Thebes (Luxor) during the Middle Kingdom (1980-1790 BC).

Spanish technology for greater biopsy accuracy

A team at Araba University Hospital (Vitoria-Gasteiz) has developed a sophisticated image-based system for biopsy in small tumours, where the systems now available cannot be used.

Guía Peñín, the best ambassador for Spanish wines

Peñín Guide is the most influential publication on Spanish wines at the international level. This year’s edition reviews about 11,500 wines. The Guide is sold in 32 different countries in Spanish, English and German, available both online and in print.

Spain leads global Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index again

In the Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report 2017 by the World Economic Forum, Spain retained the first place as the favourite tourist destination, courtesy of our country’s cultural and natural resources, transport and tourist service infrastructure, and prioritisation of travel and tourism.

British bloggers and tourists become Spanish ambassadors

The campaign, #SpaininMYheart, involving renowned travel bloggers, encourages British tourists to share their experiences in Spain.

El Celler de Can Roca retains top-three place on ‘Restaurant’ magazine list

Considered to be one of the top restaurants in the world, it ranks third in The World’s 50 Best Restaurants and it has just received the Ferrari Trento Art of Hospitality Award 2017.

Miembros del Consejo Nacional de Patrimonio Histórico durante la visita que realizaron al principal enclave de Risco Caído. EFE/Ángel Medina G. (EFE)

The pre-Hispanic archaeological site in Gran Canaria was submitted by Spain for inscription on UNESCO’s World Heritage List in 2019.

Awards which recognise the reporting of journalism professionals

King Felipe presided over the prize-giving ceremony for the XXXIVth King of Spain International Journalism Awards and the XIIIth Don Quijote Award, which recognise the work of Latin American journalists. Among them, Arturo Pérez- Reverte and Carmen Posadas.

Spain, the best country for travelling alone

A survey carried out in the United States finds that Spain is the country that Americans prefer for solo travel, thanks to indicators such as safety, the environment, the transport infrastructures and tourism, among others.

Pioneers in treating fractures using stem cells

The research project involves the participation of six hospitals in Madrid and seeks to close complicated fissures in long bones by means of the implantation of stem cells derived from bone marrow.

15 Spanish wines, amongst the best 18 wines in the world

Spanish wines swept the board at the 2017 Bacchus Awards, where more than 1700 labels from all over the world were in contention. The fifteen wineries from Spain obtained scores of over 92 points out of 100.

Three Spaniards win Pritzker Architecture Prize, the equivalent of the Nobel Prize in architecture

Architects Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem and Ramon Vilalta are the winners of the most prestigious architecture award for their ability to design projects in perfect harmony with the surrounding landscape.

London bows to Spanish wines

The Wines from Spain Trade Fair is back in London. Being held at Tobacco Dock on 9 March, it will come to a peak with a meal designed by Spanish chef Omar Allibhoy.

Spain: an exception to far-right rise in Europe

A study explains why populist far-right parties have failed to succeed in the Spanish political system, even in the face of the economic downturn.

Purebred Spanish Horse breeding: a growing sector

The Purebred Spanish Horse Stud Book 2016 includes 12% more breeders and 231,003 new horses.