What you need to know about Spain’s Rent law changes for 2019

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Spain has just released a new set of rules regarding rental properties which give homeowners the power to veto short-term rentals in their communities while also helping to protect people who rent.   The new laws, however, may not have fully addressed the problem of ever-increasing rent in certain parts of the country. No set price The current government has …

Moving to Spain could help you live longer

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You may have read recently that Spain is set to overtake Japan when it comes to longevity thanks to their diet and the way they live their lives.   A report by the Seattle -based Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation has predicted that the Spanish will live longer than any other nationality on the planet by 2040. The Spanish …

Spain is #1When dreaming about moving abroad

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According to new research analyzed recently,  Spain heads up the list of where British citizens dream of living abroad.   Figures show that when dreaming about moving abroad 13% of people surveyed picked Spain as their number one destination. Spain remains the number one holiday destination for British citizens and it’s easy to see why many of them want to …

Caminito del Rey seeks UNESCO World Heritage status

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Andalucía’s Caminito del Rey walkway has gotten one step closer to becoming a UNESCO World Heritage Site after provincial government leaders approved launching a bid to gain UNESCO status.   The provincial council has agreed to put together a working committee with the help of local town halls before sending a proposal to Madrid. The provincial council has also proposed …

Old San Francisco market in Vélez reopens

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 After having been closed for years the Old San Francisco market in Vélez has once again opened its doors to the public.   Following an extensive reform, the newly invigorated market will feature a gastronomic and artisan workshop. Installations inside the market will include a kitchen where cookery workshops will be held as well as an audio-visual area showcasing regional …

Thousands of tourists visit “Game of Thrones” filming locations in Spain

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The theme for the series is based on George R.R. Martin’s best-selling series of books `A Song of Ice and Fire’ a medieval fantasy epic where kings, queens and knights play a deadly game to see who will control the Seven Kingdoms and sit atop the Iron Throne. The huge popularity of HBO series has attracted a record viewership with …

Southern Spain to witness spectacular meteor shower

This year’s Perseid meteor shower reaches it’s peak viewing time between August 12th and 13th when the moon is absent from the night sky.   To see the spectacle at its best, either stay up late or get up just before dawn when you can to see an expected 100 meteorites falling per hour. The meteor show can be viewed …

Airports in Spain face possible shutdown

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Airports across Spain could come to a standstill in August after union leaders announced more than 60,000 baggage-handlers and other airport staff were prepared to strike.   The announcement comes after more than two years of failed negotiations over pay, working hours, breaks and overtime between the unions and airport authorities. Labour mediation agency SIMA has now been brought in …

Spanish property prices are on the rise

According to Spain’s Statistical Office house prices are rising in the Balearics and along the coasts of Malaga and Alicante. The increase in prices is being fuelled by foreign buyers from Britain, Belgium and Scandinavia picking up properties priced well below the highs seen in 2007/2008.   Looking at reports filed for April of this year the amount of mortgages …

Spain manager sacked just days before World Cup

Just days before playing their first match in Russia against fierce rivals Portugal, the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) has sensationally sacked the national team manager. Real Madrid stirred up the water by announcing that Julen Lopetegui would be arriving at the Bernabeu to take over from Zinedine Zidane.   The 51-year-old former goalkeeper was unbeaten in his role of national …