Widely known for Flamenco music and dance, bullfights, fantastic beaches and lots of sunshine, Spain has much more to offer than that. It is -and has been for thousands of years- one of the cultural centers of Europe.Learn more about Spanish Culture...
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Mort & Phil (Mortadelo y Filemón)
After appearing in comic strips and inspiring giggles among Spaniards for the last 50 years, this pair of nutty detectives doesn’t seem to be slowing down. The screwball duo created by Francisco Ibáñez not only delights tickled fans but also offers them food for thought on current topics of interest. Join us to learn more about Mort and Phil’s hilarious adventures and the curious cast of characters that surrounds them.
The Basque sculptor Eduardo Chillida is an internationally recognized guiding light in the field of visual arts. As well as seeking to create sculptures which contain interior spaces, by embarking on an innovative career path he has also succeeded in developing an original style, a rarity nowadays, which allows people to unmistakably identify the sculptures he has created. Furthermore, even years after his death, he remains in the limelight because of his sculptural project inside the Tindaya Mountain, on the Island of Fuerteventura (one of the Canary Islands) which is the source of many passionate debates between his supporters and critics. Get to know the man and the artist better with don Quijote.
The International Festival of Flamenco Songs from the Mining Community
Every year the most well-known and prestigious flamenco festival in all of Spain is celebrated in the town of La Unión, in the Region of Murcia. Year after year, as far back as 1961, numerous flamenco artists have pitted their artistic abilities against each other in the setting of La Unión´s former public market, which is transformed into a Cathedral of Flamenco Singing. This year the International Festival of Flamenco Songs from the Mining Community (el Festival Internacional del Cante de las Minas) will celebrate its 55th anniversary. You can find out more information about this event by clicking here.
This American woman with Greek heritage took her love of Spanish culture, which began with literature and segued to the world of culinary arts, and became the leading promoter of Spanish cooking in the United States before the boom of new chefs such as José Andrés. Get to know her in the following article.
José Luis Sampedro
The work of this Barcelona-born economist and writer strikes a harmonious balance between both science and art. Sampedro was until the very last day of his life a model for respecting personal ideas. This intellectual teacher left us with some of the most lucid work on the Spanish economy and also warmhearted novels. Join us and get to him better.