63rd Mérida Classical Theatre Festival

Mario Gas, Amaia Salamanca, José Carlos Plaza and Aitana Sánchez-Gijón are some of the performers and directors in this new edition of this traditional festival, which offering six world premieres this year.

Antonio Banderas wins Spanish National Cinema Award 2017

The jury noted his ‘extraordinary career’ and his role in paving the way for Spanish actors and actresses behind him.

Room showing Picasso’s Guernica at the Reina Sofía Museum. Photo: EFE/Javier Liaño. (EFE)

Having welcomed 3.6 million visitors last year (12% more than in 2015), the Madrid-based museum stands 8th in Europe and 18th worldwide.

La mayor escuela de flamenco del mundo abre sus puertas en Sevilla

A new flamenco school was opened in the district of Triana, Seville, by Cristina Heeren Foundation. It is a 1500m2 facility including nine classrooms, two courtyards and a function room. The new school is expected to have more than 160 students next year.

‘As I Love You’ sweeps the board at the 1st Fugaz Awards

As many as 28 short films entered the competition for the awards established by CortoEspaña to promote the Spanish short film industry. ‘As I Love You’ took three awards, including Best Short Film.

A floating embassy of the history of Spain

The Andalucía, a unique replica of one of the oldest Spanish galleons, has been travelling the seas for the past seven years, showcasing Spain’s maritime culture in Europe, Asia and the Americas.

Miquel Barceló takes over Salamanca

Works by Miquel Barceló that have never been exhibited before are being shown on the occasion of the 800th anniversary of the University of Salamanca, one of the oldest educational institutions in the world.

Frame from ‘¡Únete! Join Us!’.

Spain is bringing to the 57th International Art Exhibition in Venice ‘¡Únete! Join Us!’, a video shot by Jordi Colomer that will be screened at the Spanish Pavilion from 13 May to 25 November.

Carlos Casares, the focal point of this year’s Galician Literature Day. Photo: EFE/Archive/Lavandeira Jr. (EFE)

A wide range of activities have been organised in Galicia to celebrate pride in the Galician language and pay homage to Casares, an author born in Ourense and one of the writers behind the Galician literary revival.

National Library of Spain: living memory of the Spanish language

Housing 33 million documents, the National Library of Spain is a leading documentation centre for the Spanish written culture at both the national and the international level.

A visitor at the exhibition ‘Masterworks from Budapest: From the Renaissance to the Avant-Garde’. Photo: EFE/Javier Tormo. (EFE)

The special anniversary activities and celebrations – part of a comprehensive programme that has been designated as an extraordinary event of public interest – began in 2016 and will continue into 2018. They include exhibitions of masterworks from Budapest and Venetian artists, analyses of the works of Picasso and Toulouse-Lautrec, and a retrospective of architect Rafael Moneo.

The Duchess of Alba (1797), oil on canvas, by Francisco de Goya, one of the paintings of the exhibition ‘Treasures of the Hispanic Society of America. Visions of the Hispanic World’. Photo: EFE/Fernando Alvarado. (EFE)

The exhibition at the Prado Museum spans 4000 years through more than 200 works of art from the Spanish historical, artistic and cultural heritage belonging to the Hispanic Society of America, an institution based in New York.

The building of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.

With the milestone of 19 million visitors soon to be hit, Bilbao’s top art gallery has planned a special programme and is offering spaces to young Basque artists and to local cultural agents.

Platino Film Award ceremony 2016, Punta del Este, Uruguay. Photo: EPA/Juan Ignacio Mazzoni. (EFE)

"A Monster Calls", "Julieta" and "The Man With Thousand Faces" are among the strongest candidates for the 4th Platino Film Awards – the most important accolades in the Spanish-Latin American film industry –, whose ceremony will be held in Madrid this July.

80th anniversary of Picasso’s anti-war painting Guernica

The Reina Sofía Museum celebrates Picasso’s most famous painting, Guernica, on its 80th anniversary, with ‘Pity and Terror: Picasso’s Path to Guernica’, an exhibition that takes visitors through the horrors of war in 150 works by one of the greatest and most influential artists of the twentieth century.

The poet of children, as Gloria Fuertes is popularly known, was born in Madrid on 28 July 1917.

A number of activities are being carried out to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the poet’s birth. Her poetry has left an indelible mark in a whole generation of children.