Spain On This Day - February 20
Posted in: History
Feb 20, 2020 - 12:40 AM

1524 - the Holy Roman Emperor, Carlos I of Spain, orders a study into the possibility of building a canal across the Panama isthmus to the Mar del Sur – the Pacific Ocean.

Spain On This Day - February 19
Posted in: History
Feb 19, 2020 - 1:38 AM

1493 - The Portuguese Navy tries to catch in the Azores islands Christopher Columbus on his return journey to prevent disclosure of the other route to the Indies he thinks he has discovered.
1549 - Valladolid, King Charles I created the Archivo General de Simancas according royal decree.
1836 - Juan Alvarez Mendizabal decreed the sale of all goods extinct religious orders within the paying back process.

Spain Papers Review - Tuesday February 18, 2020
Posted in: Today's Spanish Papers
Feb 18, 2020 - 8:14 AM

La Verdad for Murcia

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Consular team holds outreach events in Alicante and Murcia
Posted in: Costa Blanca Costa Cálida
Feb 17, 2020 - 5:01 PM

Members of the consular and Embassy team will explain the citizens’ rights protections included in the Withdrawal Agreement and advise on any action you need to take during the transition period (to 31 December 2020). There will also be a Q&A section for you to ask questions on issues including residency, pensions and healthcare.

Spain On This Day - February 17
Posted in: History
Feb 17, 2020 - 5:36 AM

1580 - Bernal Díaz del Castillo termina su Historia verdadera de la conquista de la Nueva España.
1799 - Agustín de Betancourt and Molina obtained from Carlos IV of Spain a Royal Decree by which the proposed installation of optical telegraphy in Spain was approved.
1902 - Barcelona a suspension of state guarantees is declared, following the holding of a general strike since February 14.

Spain On This Day - February 16
Posted in: History
Feb 16, 2020 - 12:18 AM

1521 - in Burgos the Edict of Worms of 17 December 1520, was made public by which the Dutch emperor Carlos I of Spain condemns the commoners (not to be confused with the Edict of Worms the same author, May 25, 1521 against Martin Luther).
1881 - Arrival of the Salesians in Utrera.
1894 - Premiered successfully in the Apolo Theatre in Madrid the zarzuela La verbena de la Paloma, with music and libretto by Thomas Breton Ricardo de la Vega.
1918 - Joan Miró opens his first one-man exhibition at the Galerías Damau in Barcelona.





Spain On This Day - February 15
Posted in: History
Feb 15, 2020 - 12:42 AM

1412 - Catalonia and Aragon signed the Concord of Alcañiz to designate the new king of Aragon.
1493 – While on board the Niña, Christopher Columbus writes an open letter (widely distributed upon his return to Portugal) describing his discoveries and the unexpected items he came across in the New World.







Spain On This Day - February 14
Posted in: History
Feb 14, 2020 - 2:17 AM

1502 - The Catholic Kings, Ferdinand and Isabella, issue an edict banishing all Muslims who refuse to be baptised as Catholics.

Spain On This Day - February 13
Posted in: History
Feb 13, 2020 - 12:57 AM

1668 - Spain recognises Portuguese independence under the Treaty of Lisbon, putting an end to almost three decades of conflict.
1801 - In Aranjuez, Luciano Bonaparte and Manuel Godoy sign Agreement of Aranjuez.
1837 - Madrid romantic writer Mariano José de Larra committed suicide.

Spain On This Day - February 12
Posted in: History
Feb 12, 2020 - 12:23 AM

1429 - British forces under the command of Sir John Fastolf defeated a convoy of weapons to attack Orleans Carlos I, Duke of Bourbon and John Stewart at the Battle of Rouvray (also known as the Battle of the Herrings).
1541 - The conquistador, Pedro de Valdivia, founds the city which is today the capital of Chile, Santiago de Chile. He named it Santiago de la Nueva Extremadura.

Spain On This Day - February 11
Posted in: History
Feb 11, 2020 - 2:50 AM

1606 - The Court of Felipe III moves from Valladolid to Madrid.
1869 - The Constituent Cortes open after the overthrow of Isabel II.
1873 - The courts accept the abdication of Amadeo. the First Republic is proclaimed, was named president of the company Estanislao Figueras.

Spain On This Day - February 10
Posted in: History
Feb 10, 2020 - 12:35 AM

1622 - In Madrid, the king fined with 3,000 ducats to the Marquis of Cañete and exiled him from the city for having beaten a few servants.
1763 - In Paris, the Treaty of Paris is signed, which ends the Seven Years' War and in which France and Spain suffer colonial losses in favor of England.
1805 - King suppressed by decree bullfighting.
1929 - the first ever match day of the Spanish Football League is played.

Spain on This Day - February 9
Posted in: History
Feb 9, 2020 - 12:53 AM

654 – The Capture of Fort Rocher takes place during the Anglo-Spanish War.
1601 - Philip III of Spain arrives with his court in Valladolid.
1724 - In Spain the nobles proclaimed king Luis I, son of Felipe V.


Watches General
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.