...into a monument to this landmark day.
...into a monument to this landmark day.
...the former watchtower, a protected building listed as being of special cultural interest (BIC). The 18-metre-high monument, situated behind the San Miguel church, is divided into three sections, with two rooms that were once occupied by the keepers
...largest and best preserved castles in all of Andalucía; it has been practically unaltered since it was built and it has been maintained without being changed by the many peoples who have inhabited it. Now, the monument will be central to a recently ... Fuentes; and the person in charge of the monument, Maite Díaz, met with SUR to show the castle and its visitor centre. Díaz tell us that the approval of the long-term plan detailing the castle's renovation, is cause “for celebration” in the town, and ... unaltered since the castle's initial construction. The final stage of the plan lays out steps to make the monument look more attractive, including the creation of green areas and pathways inside the castle itself. When the construction has finished, the
...eight stretches of the sand dunes covering 222,303.68 square metres; there is also a further classification, that of the Dunas de Artola Natural Monument, which covers an area of 19.27 hectares. According to documentation about the new service, the
...who sparked off a conflict in which an estimated half a million Spaniards lost their lives. The widely-felt hatred of this site was summed up by Spain's deputy prime minister Carmen Calvo last week, when she said that a monument glorifying Franco is
...executed. They are now seen as heroic martyrs of the liberal movement. Robert Boyd was buried in the English Cemetery in Malaga. His name is also among the 49 other revolutionaries who tried to free Malaga, engraved on the monument in Plaza de la Merced.
...value and age, the sacred chestnut tree is not considered a Natural Monument of Andalucía. It is only included on the register of ‘special trees’ which means that it does not receive preservation, nor does it have a budget for its conservation. In ... Only after this can the tree become a Natural Monument. Another initiative: on Sunday, the company Eco Tours organised a tour to “reclaim” the chestnut tree. Their aim was to demand that the various administrations and the owner of the land give ... special care and attention to the thousand-year-old chestnut and to ask for its declaration as a Natural Monument of Andalucía. It was a walking tour of around 25 kilometres, starting at the Herrojo area in Benahavís. According to the organisers, “given
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...parades, sporting events and entertainment. The pictured monument is a cathedral located in the country's capital city. Its unusual architecture and size (it is one of the largest structures in the whole country) make it an emblem of the city. If you
...around after demonstrators sat in the road near the Marqués de Larios monument. This was only a prelude, however, to the main protest march which started in the city centre on Thursday evening. Similar rallies took place in towns around the province.
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...local radio and TV stations. José María Guerrero, the councillor for Heritage, says the works carried out to accommodate these facilities resulted in the building “losing its essence; it looked more like an office building than a historic monument
...and shot without any semblance of trial. The Spanish participants in the venture now lie under a monument in the Plaza de la Merced, but Boyd, the 26-year-old from Londonderry (Northern Ireland) was buried in the English Cemetery, where another ... monument says he fell “in the sacred cause of liberty”. In the hours before his execution, he wrote a letter to his family which showed him to be dauntless in the face of death, prepared to “fall in defence of what I hold dear”.
Spain’s Iberian neighbour has shown that it can produce more than tanned footballers this week. Yes, Portugal finally added a Eurovision Song Contest win to its achievements, reminding the rest of Europe that part of this peninsula we now call home i
Antonio Banderas sits on a fashionable and comfortable couch, next to a round table which displays a magazine, his book of poems and photographs with its prologue by local poet Manuel Alcántara and a novel, Malacitanus by Cristóbal Romero. The liv
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Sol and is recognised as one of the world's most influential photographers, as the judge. He chose the Costa Camera Club of Nerja as the winners this year and Shutterbugs came second. Mike Barnes of Shutterbugs' picture of the monument to The
The monument for Laurie Lee on the sea front in Almuñécar is easy to miss. A whitewashed pillar about six feet high, it squats under a palm tree at the end of a line of trendy beach bars. It looks like the chimney of an old Andalusian house - or, as ... Lee joked when he saw a photo of it, something else that would be “indelicate” to specify. Rarely do people stop to look at it. Yet the two plaques it bears - one a dedication to the writer from the town hall dated 21 April 1988, when the monument was
...too, with the granting of World Heritage status to the Islamic ruins of Medina Azahara, outside Cordoba. And there was also news about a much more famous monument. The Sagrada Familia in Barcelona finally applied for planning permission 130 years after
Cordoba’s success as a tourist destination lies in its history and culture. The city was classified as a World Heritage Site in 1994, and art and history ooze from every corner. Cordoba is mainly known for its Mosque, a unique monument which shows the
...living monument to the impact of cultural diplomacy à la française. Fast-rewind to 1977. The unveiling of the Pompidou Centre - better known to Parisians as “Beaubourg” - heralded the rise of a coterie of contemporary artists, bearing the seal of
...land in the mountains. The source of the Genal river is in Igualeja, at the entrance to the village. It is classified as a natural monument and special beauty spot (Rincón Singular) of the province. The river gives its name to the Genal Valley, which
...jazzves, carved wood and other traditional items. The Armenian Genocide Museum This Soviet era war memorial has been adopted as the national monument to the victims of the Armenian Genocide. The museum offers an in-depth insight into the genocide
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Industry results and forecasts released this week have confirmed that the southern Spanish region of Andalucía is still one of Europe's top tourist destinations. The British are Andalucía's best customers and the World Travel Market (WTM), held t
...classified as a natural monument, 'La Catedral' (The Cathedral) and 'El Sombrero' (The Hat). There are also numerous fossils in these rocks, such as ammonites and belemnites, pelagic marine animals which were common during the Jurassic period, explains José
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monument to Lenin in Finland after all he did? Because of subsequent bloody events that did not take long to unfold. At the end of January, civil war broke out in Finland between the so called “Reds”, the radical left, led by the Council of People's
Isla Cristina is located west of Huelva on the Costa de la Luz. This privileged spot was only settled in the 18th century by Catalan fishermen who were attracted by the rich tuna and sardine deposits and the salt marshes. Today, Isla Cristina is th
Santiago. Outside the San José church in the town the immortal words of Cervantes are inscribed, and in 1990 a monument in memory of the disaster was placed on the seafront. La Herradura’s Paseo Marítimo, or promenade, is named after one of Spain’s most
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...boats packed with sand. There is even a monument to the ‘espetero malagueño’ which can be found on the Antonio Banderas promenade to the west of Malaga city centre. The origins of the espeto date back to 1882 when Miguel Martínez Soler, owner of the
...the farthest end of the beach. The outstanding scenery offers a great environment for walking along the beach. Since 2001, the Bolonia dune has been a protected natural monument because of its ecological importance. Due to the strong wind of the
...westwards, you will come to Cabopino and Artola, once you have passed Calahonda. This narrow, open and elongated dune beach, which was declared a natural monument two years ago, is lined with pine trees and protected by wooden footpaths. Even in summer, it is