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To help expats understand and integrate into Spain's rich culture, we explore the country's customs and traditions, lifestyle and language - and pass on some helpful cultural dos and don'ts. Run the history of Spain through your hands and you'll find yourself unspooling centuries of trade, exploration, conquest and empire, and the ebb and flow of peoples from near and far. And it's everywhere: in ....

Market Conditions Banks Investment Lifestyle

Nov 14th, 2018

Spain News

Rising fuel prices still pushing the retail price index upwards The latest provisional data published by the Spanish government's central statistics unit on Tuesday show that the annual inflation rate in October was 2.3 per cent, the same as in the definitive report for the previous month.The rate has been at between 2.1 and 2.3 per cent since May of this year, remaining steady at ....

Culture Lifestyle

Nov 14th, 2018


Wine is very much on the menu this month as the wine production of this year's harvest is in full swing in November the bodegas in our D.O wine producing areas are running special activities with open days, guided tours and tastings. (The mainstream quality wine regions in Spain are referred to as Denominaciones de Origen and the wine they produce is regulated for quality ....

Spain Human Tower

If you're visiting Spain in the Autumn season, you're probably not headed to one of the country's beaches because the weather in October is a little too chilly for sunbathing. However, if you love days that are sunny and warm but not too hot and nights that are cool enough for a sweater, October might be the best time of year for you to visit ....

Property Buying Market Conditions Investment

Oct 12th, 2018

Spain in top 10 places to buy

Spain keeps its top spot in the 10 Best Places to Buy in 2018 and its dominance has got even stronger in the past year. As security fears linger elsewhere in Europe, and some British buyers are keen to make their move abroad before Brexit, Spain has been the main winner. Tourism is booming, airlift grows and the property market continues to improve, although prices ....

Property Buying Market Conditions Banks

Sep 24th, 2018

And the facts don't lie – the number of mortgages granted in Spain this April soared by 34% year-on-year. The average mortgage value also rose by 9.1% to €123,256, while the amount of capital loaned increased by 46.5% to €3.54 billion. And according to Spain's Statistical Office, Andalucia was the region with the second-highest amount of mortgages (5,154) after Madrid (6,018).They were followed by Catalunya ....

Culture Lifestyle Gastronomy

Sep 23rd, 2018

Grapes Spain

The grape harvest is underway in the D.O areas of Jumilla, Yecla and Bullas, making this the best time of year to visit the wineries, as grapes are brought in for crushing, the installations are heady with the scent of fermenting grape juice and there's lots of wine-making activity underway. There are also extra wine-related events at this time of year and in Bullas these ....

Murcia Airport

In Murcia the news has been coming thick and fast regarding the opening of the new Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera which is scheduled for 15th January 2019. Last week the transfer of civil aviation services from the airport of Murcia-San Javier was approved in the weekly meeting of the national Cabinet, making it possible for the rights and duties of employees, suppliers ....

Property Buying Market Conditions

Aug 17th, 2018

Notaries report minimal Spanish property sales

House prices are undoubtedly rising, but in most places they are still a long way off their peaks in 2007/8. But is there really a cause for concern? They are rarely in double digit growth outside of Madrid, which has become an incredibly hot location.It means prices are not yet rising at a speculative or unsustainable rate. For now, the trend towards moderately rising prices ....

Culture Lifestyle

Jun 15th, 2018

Spain: home to the most Blue Flag BeachesThe Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) has revealed that Spain has topped the list of countries with the most Blue Flag beaches for the 31st year in a row. The Blue Flag jury awards the prestigious Blue Flags to beaches based on four factors: water quality, safety and services, environmental management, and environmental education and information.Currently, Spain is ....


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