Remains of Miguel de Cervantes, writer of Don Quijote, found

The remains of Miguel de Cervantes, the Spanish answer to Shakespeare, have been found in a mass grave in the monastery of Convento de las Trinitarias in Madrid, according to an official report published today. Investigators have spent the last few years digging through the ancient tombs in the crypt below the Convent, and are “pretty sure” that Miguel and his wife Catalina de Salazar have been found. However, no DNA remains have been found Continue reading Remains of Miguel de Cervantes, writer of Don Quijote, found

Almería’s museum given top marks by influential Chinese guide book

The Museum of Almería has been declared a “Top Choice 2015” by the Lianorg Guide, an influential Chinese guidebook which helps Chinese & Japanese tourists plan their Western holidays. The award was given based on feedback by tourists to the Museum during 2014, as well as a visit by the local representative of the guide, who praised the Museum’s hard work in putting up information in both Chinese & Japanese. Director Arturo del Pino said Continue reading Almería’s museum given top marks by influential Chinese guide book

Mojácar town plans rejected by government; opposition walk out over “cover up”

All opposition parties abandoned yesterday’s townhall meeting accusing the Mayor of a “cover up” after her new plans for the town were rejected by the Junta de Andalucia. Mojácar townhall had announced in a fanfare last September that a new PGOU (town zoning plan) had been drawn up which would secure the future for the town. It has now emerged that the Junta de Andalucia, the regional government, rejected the plans in December – but Continue reading Mojácar town plans rejected by government; opposition walk out over “cover up”