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Valencian talent on show at the Milan Furniture Fair – part II

‘Breda’ CollectionMilan’s most recent Salone Internazionale del Mobile saw the latest creations by acclaimed Valencian designers on display at what is now thought to be the world’s most important expo of design trends.

The Palexco – A world of information, knowledge and entertainment in A Coruña

The Palexco, A Coruña Congress and Exhibition Centre, is a formidable contemporary space for exhibitions, congresses, seminars, presentations and conferences in the heart of the city. This impressive, contemporary glass building is a new landmark in a city famed for its rich history, and at the same time a strong indication of a thriving metropolis open to innovation and the future. The Palexco is the first congress centre in Galicia to be awarded the Q mark for Tourist Quality, which will serve in further promoting the centre and A Coruña, attracting more corporate events and tourists, thus confirming its status as a lively, bustling, modern city.

Valencia displays sculptures by Henry Moore in open-air exhibition

Since last week the Plaza del Ayuntamiento, the square in front of the town hall of Valencia, has been adorned with sculptures by British artist Henry Moore. Moore’s work, which comprises seven imposing bronze sculptures, will be on display for admiring onlookers until the first week of May as part of the traveling exhibition entitled ‘Arte en la Calle’, meaning ‘Art on the Street’, sponsored by La Caixa Foundation.

Galicia – inspiring imagination

Galicia is a region famed for its rich history, proud and diverse culture, its jaw-dropping landscapes and the beauty of it scenery, so it is of little wonder that its setting is the backdrop for many a film and that so many directors and producers have chosen to chronicle its many stories and to relay its colourful past on the big screen.

Carlos Núñez – music ambassador of Galicia

Carlos Núñez is the world’s most famous player of the gaita, the bagpipes of Galicia and its richly vibrant, uniquely expressive sounds of Celtic traditional music.

Núñez was born in 1971 and raised in the Galician port of Vigo, where he first began to play the gaita at only eight years of age. He is an embodiment of the spirit and soul of the ancestral music of Galicia and has become an international icon through his successful endeavours to introduce the world to the native music of his homeland.

L’Iber: Valencia’s great miniatures museum

Nestled in the heart of El Barrio del Carmen, the old town centre of Valencia, stands a beautiful gothic building which was once the residence of the Marquis de Malferit and is one of the best preserved buildings on the Calle Caballeros in Valencia. Towards the end of the 19th century, a series of renovations was carried out, radically transforming the interior as well as the façade to resemble the architectural style of the Italian Renaissance.

A Coruña from above

Amongst the many popular tourist attractions and ‘must see’ places to visit in the city of A Coruña, the one topping most travel charts year in year out is the panoramic glass lift that offers extraordinary views over the whole city, skyline and horizon. It provides a unique way to see the city and its surroundings from an entirely different angle and can be both a peaceful and reflective observation spot as well as a fun and exciting trip for children and families.

Celtic sounds of Galicia

What makes A Coruña so intriguing and fascinating are not just the fabulous vistas and stunning landscape, but the character and charm of a city steeped in history and tradition, and unlike anywhere else.

Jorge Peteiro – artistic icon of Galicia

Jorge Peteiro, the celebrated neo-expressionist painter and sculptor from A Coruña died last year, and his work now is considered a reference of modern Galician art. Peteiro studied cinema, drawing and painting in hi homeland and went on to take his degree at the San Carlos School of fine arts in Valencia. From 1973 to 1977, he participated in independent theatre groups, creating one of the first fan cinemas in the city of A Coruña, where he and painted his first posters.

Sargadelos art at Citania

Sargadelos is one of Europe’s most distinctive porcelain companies, with more than two hundred years of history it is closely linked to the development of Galician art and creativity.

Plaza de Lugo, Modernist magnificence in A Coruña

In a city such as A Coruña known for its stunning modernist architecture, the Plaza de Lugo stands out as a particularly fine example endowed with one of the most impressive buildings of its kind in the world. Built in 1912 by local architect Antonio López Hernández, Plaza de Lugo 13 represents Spanish Modernism at its very best.

Galicia, a land of stone structures

Travelling through the Galician countryside you will become aware that this is a land of stone structures. Local granites combine with an ancient Ibero-Celtic culture to produce a mesmerising resemblance to other Celtic regions such as Brittany, Ireland and Great Britain. The many stone cottages, cathedrals, walls and farm outbuildings of Galicia play an important part in this, creating a rustic solidity and historic linkage that helps to define this region of Green Spain.

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