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One of our favourite historic properties within Spain’s government run chain of hotels, Paradores, is scheduled for a complete renovation. The Parador of Caceres (south-western Spain) will close in September 2009 and is expected to reopen one year later with 7 more rooms (for...

As a result of successful CaixaForum museums in Mallorca, Barcelona, and Madrid, the CaixaForum will open another museum in Girona in 2010. The centre will feature spacious galleries for exhibits from the 21st century, an auditorium to accommodate 200 people, and will be host to...

Barcelona’s Sagrada Familia church, one of Spain’s most famous landmarks despite its unfinished state, will start hosting religious events in 2010, chief architect Jordi Bonet said confirming that the interior of the Catholic basilica will be finished by September 2010. Viewed from a distance, the four...

Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero inaugurated a new terminal at Barcelona airport, increasing its capacity from 30 to 55 million passengers annually. El Prat will become "one of the big Mediterranean airports," Catalan regional Prime Minister Jose Montilla said at the inauguration ceremony...

Spain has emerged as an international sporting superpower. It boasts the world's top-ranked soccer team, the Champion’s league winner FC Barcelona, the last three Tour de France winners, the FIBA world champion basketball team, the world's top-ranked men's tennis player, Rafael Nadal, and two-time Formula...

In 2008, the Port of Lisbon achieved an all-time high number of cruise calls (308) and passengers, establishing new national records. In 2008, more than 407,000 passengers arrived by cruise ship, a growth of 34%. The port received the first port call of 20 vessels,...

Airport taxes across Spain could be scrapped by next year, the central government announced yesterday. Minister of Public Works José Blanco announced that airport duties would be frozen in 2010 “until the economy shows signs of growth.” Additionally, airports in the Balearic and Canary Islands,...