Cycling around Torre del Mar
Posted in: Costa del Sol
Dec 13, 2019 - 6:57 PM

The Axarquia is a region of Andalusia that falls within the Malaga province. Its name is thought to derive from the Arabic word for “the East”. In this case it refers to East of Malaga. The area stretches from the East of Malaga to the East of Nerja and inland to the Sierras Tejeda and Almijara. The climate is subtropical with approximately 300 days of sunshine per year and little rainfall.

Spain On This Day - January 7
Posted in: History
Jan 7, 2020 - 12:00 AM

1325 – Alfonso IV becomes King of Portugal.
1899 - In Madrid the first issue of the magazine Literary Life, directed by Jacinto Benavente appears, among whose contributors included Ruben Dario, Miguel de Unamuno and Antonio Machado.
1908 - In Spain it is promulgated the Law of the squadron, to provide the country with maritime forces, of which lacked after the disasters suffered in the wars in Cuba and the Philippines.

Spain On This Day - January 6
Posted in: History
Jan 6, 2020 - 12:39 AM

1119 - Alfonso I el Batallador (King of Aragon), conquered Zaragoza
1233 - Fernando III of Castilla initiates the site of the city of Úbeda that culminates with its capitulation.
1416 - King Ferdinand I of Aragon abandons obedience to the Avignon popes.
1492 - The Catholic Monarchs Ferdinand and Isabella enter Granada, completing the Reconquista.

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Spain On This Day - January 5
Posted in: History
Jan 5, 2020 - 4:50 AM

0951 - Ramiro II of Leon abdicates.
1543 - In the port of San Francisco de Campeche (Mexico) lands the Spanish friar Bartolomé de las Casas, who will be distinguished as a tireless historian and defender of the aborigines of New Spain.
1813 - The Courts of Cadiz suppress the Tribunal of the Inquisition both in Spain and in America.
1977 - The Public Order Court is abolished, the National Court is created and the decree law on terrorism is repealed.
1978 - Euskadi preautonomy approved.
2009 - The last ride on the old roller coaster built in 1961, which after its dismantling, will be replaced by the new Muntanya Russa, will be held at Tibidabo Amusement Park in Barcelona.

Spain On This Day - January 4
Posted in: History
Jan 4, 2020 - 12:41 AM

1493 - Christopher Columbus began his journey back to Spain from the Spanish island, modern city of Santo Domingo, capital of Dominican Republic.

Spain On This Day - January 3
Posted in: History
Jan 3, 2020 - 1:45 AM

1874 - a coup d’état by General Manuel Pavía y Albuquerque, following a motion of no confidence in President Emilio Castelar y Ripoll, puts an end to the brief First Spanish Republic.
1903 - Academies of Sciences in Madrid and Paris recognized the research and academic engineer Leonardo Torres Quevedo.
1944 - Near Torre del Bierzo (León), dozens of people died as a result of a railway accident.
1976 - Spanish Falange and JONS constitutes political party. Enters into force on the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.
1997 - Cylist Miguel Indurain puts an end to his career.

Spain On This Day - January 2
Posted in: History
Jan 2, 2020 - 12:12 AM

1492 - Boabdil, the Nasrid Sultan of Granada, hands over the keys of the Alhambra Palace to the Catholic Kings, ending centuries of Moorish rule in Spain.

Spain On This Day - January 1
Posted in: History
Jan 1, 2020 - 2:23 AM

1369 - Louis II the Good, Duke of Bourbon, institutes the Order of the Golden Shield.
1432 - In Granada Yusuf IV es proclamado sultán tras una sublevación popular que destrona a Muhammad IX.
1504 - In Italy, the Spanish army enters Gaete, ending the war between France and Spain by Naples.

Spain On This Day - December 31
Posted in: History
Dec 31, 2019 - 6:42 AM

1147 - In Tortosa, Ramón Berenguer IV reconquest the city.
1229 - James I of Aragon the Conqueror enters Medina Mayurqa (now known as Palma, Spain) thus consummating the Christian reconquest of the island of Majorca.
1229 - The city of Palma de Mallorca - in the hands of the Muslims, is conquered by Jaime I the Conqueror.
1431 - In Granada, Yusuf IV is proclaimed Sultan, after a popular revolt that detrones to Muhammad IX.

Spain On This Day - December 30
Posted in: History
Dec 30, 2019 - 5:00 AM

1066: Granada massacre: A Muslim mob storms the royal palace in Granada, crucifies Jewish vizier Joseph ibn Naghrela and massacres most of the Jewish population of the city.
1831: Manuel Bretón de los Herreros releases "Marcela or which of the three?" in the Theater Principe of Madrid.
1833: The minister Javier de Burgos established the division of the country into 49 provinces.

Spain On This Day - December 29
Posted in: History
Dec 29, 2019 - 6:00 AM

0601: Witerico, the Visigoth king of Spain, usurps power after leading a revolt of nobles.
1489: Muslim town of Fiñana (Almería) is conquered by the Christian troops of the Catholic Monarchs.

Spain On This Day - December 28
Posted in: History
Dec 28, 2019 - 7:36 AM

0801 - Barcelona: Louis the Pious entered the city after deposing Muslims and started the Carolingian control of the city and county.
1287 - Alfonso III grants to the Aragonese nobility the privileges of the Union of Aragon.
1288 - Alfonso III establishes a commitment to partnership with the pretender to the throne Alfonso de la Cerda.
1833 - The Queen Regent, María Cristina de Borbón, whose daughter would later become Isabel II of Spain, marries Guards Captain Agustín Fernando Muñoz y Sánchez in secret, shortly after the death of her husband and uncle, Fernando VII.

Spain On This Day - December 27
Posted in: History
Dec 27, 2019 - 5:40 AM

1512 - The Spanish Crown issues the Laws of Burgos, governing the conduct of settlers with regard to native Indians in the New World.
1836 - The Spanish Government recognises the independence of Mexico.
1870 - Attack on General Juan Prim in Madrid. Hit by several shots, he died three days later.
1936 - In the middle of the Spanish Civil War, Santander is bombarded by Franco's aviation, producing about 70 dead and 50 wounded among civilians. As a reply, 156 prisoners of the prison boat Alfonso Pérez are killed that day.

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Spain Business Brief - Tuesday December 5, 2017
Posted in: Business Brief
Dec 5, 2017 - 7:25 PM

Dark clouds on the horizon in the Spanish pensions system which is failing to cope with the changing demographics.

The Sephardi and the keys to Spain
Posted in: Features
Dec 4, 2017 - 12:49 PM

The first Jews arrived after the conquest of Normandy in 1066, William of Normandy invited Jewish financiers from Rouen in northern France to come to England.

Spain Business Brief - Thursday November 30, 2017
Posted in: Business Brief
Nov 30, 2017 - 6:52 PM

Galician construction group Copasa has linked with the British Fund InfraRed Capital Partners Limited, to bid for 5 billion € for the Plan for Roads Infrastructure (PIC in Spanish) announced by Mariano Rajoy in July, which corresponds to 2,000 kilometres of roads until 2021.

ACB: alquiler coches baratos in Spain