Football meets Opera

Main Spanish club rivals F.C. Barcelona and Real Madrid have both won coveted titles this year. How did the clubs and their fans celebrate? Football in Spain is not just a sport, it is a way of life. The Spanish like to go out to their local bar, where there will no doubt be an oversized TV screen in one corner, to watch a match. If they decide to watch at home, friends and family get together with beer and pizza, and settle down for a few hours to enjoy the game. If one of the teams scores, you’ll hear fireworks going off for each goal. No need then, to actually watch the game – well ce

It’s Goodbye to Public Telephones

High maintenance costs and falling usage account for the decision. The chances are you have never used a public phone in Spain. Maybe you have never even seen one? In case you haven’t, they are blue surrounded by glass. You might have passed one at an airport without a second glance. According to EL Economista they are to disappear completely by the end of this year, so if you do see one, take a photo as they will be a thing of the past before long. They were first installed in bar by Madrid’s Retiro Park in 1928 and you needed tokens to use them which you exchanged for coins. Under General Fr

Brit retirees set sights on Spain

Last week, data compiled by Quick Move Now revealed that online searches for terms relating to retiring in Spain have increased exponentially in the past 12 months. The findings were significant. It was revealed that the number of those Googling “retirement homes in Spain” had increased by an enormous 150 percent compared to the figure seen this time in 2015. Another popular search was “retire to Spain from UK” (which saw a 75 percent increase in searches year-on-year) It was also revealed that searches for “best places to retire in Spain” have doubled year-on-year.

Tesco products are coming to town

British food from Tesco is to be sold across Spain in Hipercor supermarkets, part of the country’s major department store group.  

Amancio Ortega’s 80th Birthday Party

Amancio Ortega is a private man, who prefers to live simply. He never wears a tie and wasn’t photographed at all until 1999. You may not know him, but you will certainly know some of his shops, which are now present in practically every country in the world. His is a kind of rags to riches story. His father was a railway worker and today Ortega, a Spaniard, is the second richest man in the world.

Affordable leisure in Spain

Enjoying a meal out in Spain is both a pleasure and inexpensive compared to other European countries and the UK, but eating is not the only entertainment on offer. We look at the cost of various events and activities around Spain.