The 1912 palatial hotel was built on the former site of the palace of the Duke and Duchess of Medinaceli. A string of famous guests have stayed here from Salvador Dali to novelist Isabel Allende and movie director Richard Attenborough, but well-heeled business travelers tend to dominate. The entrance hall, decorated with murals of Italian [...]
Category: Spain festivals
Masdanza, the Canaries International Contemporary Dance Festival, has been held on the island of Gran Canaria since 1996. An event consolidated over the years, it gained international status for its sixth edition and is now open to creators of all nationalities. Over the course of several days, audiences can see a variety of dance performances [...]
The Marbella International Film Festival brings together artists and their films from all corners of the globe to display their talents to the commercial world. The festival is the flagship project of New World Trust, the non-profit organisation created to provide support for talented artists across the globe. October 3rd – 7th 2012.
On the last Sunday of August in even years, at the entrance of the festival dance in Fuencaliente, horses can be heard neighing and the band strikes up the Horses’ Polka. This is the start of the caballos fuscos parade. It consists of horses, made out of cane covered by coloured papers, ridden by smart [...]
On the night of September 8th, everybody is entertained while dancing in the verbena in Tijarafe and waiting impatiently in the La Candelaria square, next to the church, for the El Diablo (the Devil) to burst in. El Diablo arrives stealthily. Then he bursts in, blazing with fire and colour, music and much fun.
Theatre, dance, clowns and circus acts, amongst others, come to different venues in Seville. The aim of the festival is to turn Seville into a real celebration of the arts for a few days. Many shows are organised, combining different arts such as music, drama, dance and humour.
On the Saturday closest to 13th June, San Antonio del Monte blesses the cattle of Garafía in a fair where both Palmeran and foreign cattle breeds compete, as do Pastor Garafiano, the local shepherds’ dog also a wide range of the different local cheeses. Goats, sheep, horses are also included in this fair. This celebration [...]
The Nazarene International Folk Sessions are held annually in Ciudad de Dos Hermanas (Seville province) over one week between the end of June and the beginning of July. The event is funded and organised by the “Ciudad de Dos Hermanas” dance group.
The city of Palma demonstrates St. Catalina Thomàs’ popularity with Palma residents and Mallorcans in general with a traditional profession of floats, music and dances on the third Saturday in October.
Every five years, in June, July and August, Santa Cruz de la Palma celebrates the Bajada de la Virgen de las Nieves, its most important celebration in honour of the Patron Saint of the island, the Virgen de Las Nieves. This celebration repeats the order given by the bishop Bartolomé García Ximénez in 1676 to [...]
The Catalonia International Film Festival, more commonly known as the Sitges Festival, is held every year in this town on the Garraf Coast. Dates from Oct 4, 2012 to Oct 14, 2012.
Alicante celebrates the arrival of summer with the Bonfires of San Juan. In an atmosphere of music, colour, fireworks and extravagance, thousands of people throng the streets to experience this fiesta which pays tribute to fire. Dates from Jun 20, 2012 to Jun 24, 2012.