Some news from Spain, CXXXV

This is yours truly with another episode of some news from Spain !!! thanks to you all. There is lots of things going on in my beloved Spain, and Fall is under way ! I am eagerly looking forward to be back to Spain too!! Let me tell you the latest tidbits of news chosen by yours truly, By the way CXXXV is old Roman for 135, Enjoy it as Spain is everything under the Sun!

The Sevillian set of Tomares, discovered six years ago, is made up of 53,000 coins and was buried in the 4C under the portico of the warehouse of a town, the largest Roman treasure found in Spain, On April 27, 2016, it had just been notified that , in some canal works, heavy machinery had accidentally come across 19 large ceramic containers inside which tens of thousands of Roman coins could be distinguished. The excavator shovel had broken 10 amphorae, while another 9 were saved from the impact and were still intact and sealed. Tourism in Tomares:

Miguel Hernández, in the footsteps of the poet shepherd in Orihuela, his house, his school, the place where he met with friends and the jail where he was imprisoned. The life and work of the writer from Alicante can be felt in every corner of this town, together with the Vega Baja del Segura that impregnated his verses with the countryside,the Calle de Arriba is home to the Miguel Hernández house-museum, where the peasant poet from the age of four until, in 1934, he went to Madrid for the second time. It was restored in 1985, recreating the life of the family: the dining room with its cupboard where there are always lemons and onions, the room of his parents and that of his sisters Elvira and Encarna, and the bedroom he shared with his brother Vicente presided over by a bed that belonged to the poet and several originals of the drawings with which he illustrated some of his verses. From the kitchen there is access to the patio with the shed for the goats that the adolescent Miguel herded when the family economy began to go bad and to the orchard where the fig tree that perfumed his verses opens its arms .In the Visitor Center first editions and manuscripts are exhibited , photographs with classmates from school and from the word such as Alberti, Lorca, Carmen Conde, Salinas, María Zambrano, Aleixandre or the Paneros, and you can also hear his trembling voice, reeling off the Song of the soldier husband in the only recording that is preserved one of those made by Alejo Carpentier (Cuba) in his studio in Paris. Orihuela on Miguel Hernàndez:

Carlos Saura visits García Lorca, The 90-year-old Aragonese filmmaker will direct a show on the figure of the poet from Granada, who will be played by the singer India Martínez ‘Lorca de Saura’ will have its preview in Sevilla on January 21, 2023; its official premiere will be on January 26 in Malaga, and it will arrive in Madrid on February 15. It is a show that recreates the life of Federico García Lorca.(see post). The show will combine all the arts that he frequents: theater, audiovisual, music , flamenco, painting, photography. info webpage:

The route, from El Retiro Park to Vallecas, the aim is to launch a fresh look at the city and claim the value and potential of the act of walking in new off the beaten path areas of Madrid. The tour will start from Retiro Park to the horizon industrial area of ​​the Sierra de Guadalupe, where the most historic part of Madrid disappears and a vacant lot remains, an uninhabited area that crosses the M-40 road and the Puente de Vallecas bridge. Really good walk me think. Vallecas home of the now first division football/soccer club Rayo Vallecano! Leave you with the market that I recall visiting with my dear late mom Gladys when it opened in 1972!

One more year, the Evooleum Guide, from the Mercacei Editorial Group, presents the 100 best Extra Virgin Olive Oils in the world, and for the first time since the prestigious publication was launched seven years ago, the ranking is headed, ex aequo, by two oils : the Spanish Rincón de la Subbética Altitude and the Italian Monini Monocultivar Coratina Bio. The top 10 of the list is completed by three other Spaniards, of the 100 best oils on the planet, 63 belong to Spain ! Al Rincón de la Subbética Altitude, from Almazaras de la Subbética, from Córdoba, join the other top ten Spanish Parqueoliva Serie Oro, also from the Subbética cooperative, Puerta de las Villas Early Picual, from Jaén, and Fuente del Rey, from Córdoba (Spain). The guide webpage:

A study carried out by photography experts from the British firm ParrotPrint has revealed which are the most popular enclaves on the planet that monopolize all the snapshots . Among the first ten of the list, headed by the Eiffel Tower, a Spanish monument has been cast: the Sagrada Family from Barcelona. For general info on ParrotPrint webpage:

The Big Top of Cirque du Soleil returns to Madrid on Saturday, November 5 with Luzia, the new show in which light and rain will be the two main elements in this magical journey with visual surprises and the most incredible acrobatics. Until January 8, 2023, The Big Tent will be at Paseo de la Puerta del Ángel, s/ the Casa de Campo Fairgrounds. Circus webpage:

According to figures from Civitatis, the platform for guided tours, excursions and free tours in Spanish, these are the most visited towns in Spain so far this year. A good guide for your next trip to Spain, I have visited most.

Fornells (Menorca). This small coastal town is one of the most charming places on the entire island of Menorca.

Trigueros del Valle (Valladolid). Belonging to the region of Campiña del Pisuerga, this town has stepped on the heels of Fornells, remaining very close to being the most visited town so far in 2022.

Peñíscola (Castellón). Despite the fact that Peñíscola has played a very important role in history since the Phoenician era, its most illustrious character is from the medieval period: Pope Luna.

Trujillo (Cáceres). The birthplace of Francisco Pizarro (Peru) is also one of the most popular towns in recent years due to its beauty, its historical importance and its proximity to other tourist destinations such as Cáceres.

Albarracín (Teruel) For many one of the most beautiful towns in Spain, and this is demonstrated by the candidacy in process to make it a World Heritage Site for its beauty and uniqueness. Yes indeed!

San José (Almería).Made up of low, white houses, this town is characterized by its tranquility until summer arrives, when the population multiplies by four due to its landscape and the number of activities that can be done outdoors.

El Paso (La Palma) . Also known as ‘The city of almond trees’, is the largest town on the island of La Palma and perhaps the luckiest, as it houses one of the planet’s natural wonders: the Caldera de Taburiente National Park.

Guadalupe (Cáceres). Another town in Extremadura sneaks into the top of the most visited towns in Spain. Its natural environment (Guadalupe is just a stone’s throw from the spectacular Villuercas Ibores Jara Geopark), its traditional architecture and, above all, its monastery, have won over thousands of visitors in the last quarter.

Setenil de las Bodegas (Cádiz). Its historic center, declared a Historic Site, is embedded in the gorge formed by the Guadalporcún River.

Tabernas (Almería). Many visitors have found in Tabernas and its desert the ideal place to apply the rules of social distancing while enjoying an environment so impressive that for decades it captivated the world of cinema.

Árticus, a new Christmas amusement park will open in the Casa de Campo in Madrid, between December 16 and January 8, 2023, A new 100,000-square-meter Christmas-themed amusement park, with the name of Árticus. The Christmas fair, located about 300 meters from the Lago metro stop, will take advantage of the facilities of the Cristal pavilion, the Madrid Arena and the satellite pavilion to house traditional recreational facilities such as a roller coaster or a Ferris wheel, but will also include an ice rink, the musical show Peter Pan on ice will be held, with ice skaters of international prestige, and an exhibition of robotic dinosaurs with an archaeological excavations workshop. webpage:

There you go folks, another dandy tour of my beloved Spain ! As said Fall season is under way with all those shades and cool evenings to be cozy and homey again. Time to enjoy my dear Spain once again, and we are gear up for it! Hope you enjoy the post as I.

And remember ,happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all !!!

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