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14:25

LifeStyle

28 August 1565: Spanish conquerors sight land off America

Jennie Rhodes

On 28 August 1565 the Spanish admiral Pedro Menéndez de Avilés, on board the San Pelayo, first spotted land on the southeast coast of America; the area that today is northeast Florida. Menéndez de Avilés went on to name the settlement Saint ... Augustine in the name of the king of Spain and in honour of the saint whose feast day is celebrated on 28 August. Menéndez de Avilés, who had been appointed pioneer and governor by King Philip II, set sail from Cadiz on 29 June that year. Around one ... becoming the capital of British East Florida in 1763. The British returned it to the Spanish in 1783 and it became part of the USA in 1819. Saint Augustine Saint Augustine of Hippo was a Roman Catholic Theologian who lived from 354 to 12 August 430

13:14

LifeStyle

21 August 1911: The Mona Lisa is stolen from the Louvre

alekk m. saanders

On August 21 1911, the Mona Lisa vanished under mysterious circumstances from the Louvre in Paris. Vincenzo Peruggia, an Italian artist who had been working at the gallery, went in at around 7am. He took the painting from the Salon Carré where it ... disappearance and threw out the case against Apollinaire and Picasso. Two years later, both men were totally cleared of any possible connection to the crime committed in the Louvre on 21 August 1911. In 1913, the police discovered that the Mona Lisa had been

17:21

LifeStyle

14 August 1598: Seville's Casa de la Lonja opens for business

Debbie Bartlett

...merchants could exchange their goods. It was known then as the Casa de la Lonja de Mercaderes, and was inaugurated on 14 August. After Columbus discovered the Americas in 1492, Seville was awarded the monopoly on trade and the number of merchants

16:17

Local

Hotels expect August to be quieter than July, when occupancy was 40%

Pilar Martínez

August is going to be even quieter than July was, say hoteliers on the Costa del Sol. Last month there was 40 per cent average occupancy, and they expect the average for the peak summer season to be 39.9 per cent at the very most. They attribute

12:44

LifeStyle

7 August 1996: Flash flood kills 87 at Las Nieves campsite

Tony Bryant

On Wednesday 7 August 1996, 87 holidaymakers were killed and nearly 200 injured when a torrent of mud and rock engulfed a crowded family campsite near the town of Biescas in northern Spain. Remnants of the Las Nieves campsite were strewn for miles

14:41

Local

Tourism falls into a coma on the Costa del Sol

PILAR MARTÍNEZ

...campsites, holiday lets and rural cottages - lost 3.4 million visitors and 14 million nights compared with the same period of 2019. Between January and August no more than 1.8 million visitors stayed in tourist accommodation, compared with the 5.2 million ... visitors arriving in the first eight months of 2020 is the equivalent of the total for the month of March alone last year. The occupancy of the Costa's hotels has fallen to an average of 37% of rooms booked between January and August, compared with 62.7% ... the sector has gone back to where it was in the crisis. Profitability has fallen 44%, going from an average of 71.4 euros between January and August 2019, to 39.8 euros in the same period of 2020. Prices have plummeted, going from an average price

18:26

National

IMF says government overspend in Spain will reach record levels in 2020

SUR

...inflation rate to -0.4%, from -0.5% in August. Prices in Spain have been lower year on year for the past six months. Housing market improvement In other released data, the amount of home sales fell 12% in August, compared to the same month in 2019. This

18:12

Local

Some 47,000 new tickets for the Caminito del Rey go on sale

andrea jiménez

The Caminito del Rey daredevil walkway in Ardales put 47,000 news tickets on sale on Tuesday. Tickets are now available for the months of August and September. The number available will gradually increase from 850 a day at the start of August