Topics :: Spain

Spain's Famed Bull Run Festival Begins in Pamplona

By Harold Heckle, Daniel Ochoa de Olza | Sunday Jul 6, 2014
Thousands of revelers crammed into the main square and adjacent narrow streets of northern Pamplona on Sunday for the start of Spain's famed San Fermin running of the bulls festival - a potent mix of adrenaline and alcohol-fueled celebrations.

Spain’s Financial Crisis Gobbles Up Top Eateries

By Harold Heckle | Wednesday Jul 24, 2013
Spain’s bitter financial crisis is eating away at the country’s high-end restaurant scene, with the owners of another top establishment saying it will have to close at the end of August.

Spain’s elBulli Restaurant to Sell Wine Cellar

By HAROLD HECKLE | Sunday Dec 23, 2012
Spain’s famed chef Ferran Adria on Saturday said the contents of the wine cellar of his former restaurant, elBulli, will be auctioned off next year to raise funds for his new project.

Australian Gay Politician Gets Married in Spain

By Rod McGuirk | Thursday Dec 20, 2012
A prominent gay Australian politician married his longtime partner Wednesday in southern Spain, two months after his country voted down a proposal to enact same-sex marriage legislation.

A Century of Elegance Renewed: Hotel Maria Cristina Unveils "New Look"

Tuesday Dec 4, 2012
The hotel’s interiors evoke the élan and striking presence of all the leading ladies that have graced the environs of the hotel and in this way rekindle the heart of its legacy as the home of its namesake, Spain’s revered Queen Consort Maria Cristina.

Top Spanish Court to Rule on Gay Marriage Law

Tuesday Nov 6, 2012
Spain’s Constitutional Court is expected to rule on an appeal against the country’s gay marriage law, seven years after the legislation was approved.

Olé Meets Ooh La La! in Madrid for Gaultier Exhibition

Tuesday Oct 2, 2012
It’s Gaultier time again! Celebrating Gaultier’s bold, ground-breaking global vision and extraordinary virtuosity, "The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk" will make its European premiere in Madrid.

Empty Homes Haunt Spain’s Landscape

By ALAN CLENDENNING | Tuesday Feb 28, 2012
Towering apartment blocks, complete with swimming pools and playgrounds, loom over empty streets, weed-filled lots and gaping excavation pits. The lone bank in this mega-development nicknamed "Manhattan" closed two years ago.

Spanish Vacation Towns Welcome Gays

By Ed Walsh | Sunday Dec 11, 2011
If you are like most people from the USA, you probably have never heard of Torremolinos, but it is one of the gayest vacation towns in the world.

Sitges and Sex: A Practical Guide

By Tony Phillips | Tuesday Sep 6, 2011
Sitges, that little sin city by-the-sea, is one of the few places left on the Iberian Peninsula for sex in the great outdoors. If one had a mind to, every single waking moment here could be spent having some sort of public sex.