Spanish and Latin-American Culture, Literature and History

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The passageways of the Alhambra in Granada

In the majority of the visits we are left only with the superficial part of the monuments, as happens with the Alhambra, but did you know that this monument also has incredible passages? Those passages of the Alhambra in Granada are quite unknown to the public, so we tell you more about them.   Mysteries…

The biggest supeluna in 70 years

This 14th of November we will have the opportunity to appreciate the moon that is going to approach the Earth more than the usual. We can observe it on the eve of November 14 and it will be 14 % bigger and 30 % brighter than a regular crescent moon. This phenomenon is because our…

Found by chance the original manuscript of a poem by Lorca

                The professor Christopher Maurer at Boston University, happened to find in the US Library of Congress in Washington, the first draft, written and corrected by hand, of Federico Garcia Lorca’s poem “Oficina y denuncia,” included in “Poet in New York”. The manuscript is all a “rarity”, not…

Euro 2016

Today begins the national team tournament most important football in Europe, the European Football Championship UEFA 2016, is better known as the European Championship. The European Championship is played every four years and the first edition of this tournament was in 1960. The fifteenth Championship of the euro will be disputed in France: begins the…

Epiphany 2016

Surely you all have noticed that Spaniards do not give much importance to Santa Claus or not at least as in other countries… but why? As you can see, the Spanish tradition marks that the gifts for the children are brought by the tree Magic, during the night of January the 5 to 6. Thus…

A modern way of knowing Granada

A few days ago, on our website, we published an article about hiking as a sport that can help you know the land of Granada. Today comes something even better and very modern! If you like to run and still you don’t know the city of Granada, we have a surprise for you! This year,…

Spain’s time zones and time changes

Since 1996, the hour change Spain has occurred on the morning of the last Sunday in March and the last Sunday in October. Know the habits of Spain with us.

The night of the perseidas – La noche de las perseidas

During these nights in August it will take place one of the most beautiful summer phenomenon: the night of the perseidas (la noche de las perseidas), a meteor shower that you should not miss. It is also known as the Tears of St. Lawrence (Lágrimas de San Lorenzo), and we will explain you why.   What…

The chupinazo! San Fermín 2016 has started

We assume you all know the San Fermín celebrations in Pamplona (Navarra), northern Spain, right? They are 9 days of celebrations whose main claim is in the running of bulls through the city streets (encierros). These festivities begin with the loud bang (chupinazo) and end with the song “Pobre de mi…” (Poor me…). Do you…

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