There aren’t many films that do not seek to turn a profit and which are available to view online for free the day after opening nationwide. But for the makers of a new documentary about the campaign against Spanish government plans to introduce stricter abortion legislation, these are desperate times. Yo decido. El tren de la libertad (“I Decide. The Freedom Train”) opened Thursday, July 10 in cinemas, cafes and cultural centres across Spain and entrance was free of charge. Today it can be seen on the internet. It has been made by a collective of nearly 80 female film-makers, who aim to contribute to a cause they feel is “just and urgent: to ensure that neither in Spain nor in any other country the rights of women to decide freely regarding their bodies and sexuality are pushed back or renegotiated”.
Digital Journal.com–If traveling to Ibiza in the Balearic Islands this summer, put around 1,500 euros per person aside for an exclusive meal while you are in town. Yes, that is around $2,075 per head, at what will probably be the most expensive restaurant in the world. Are you wondering what on earth you would get for this exorbitant fee? Well, diners at the SubliMotion restaurant in the upcoming Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza in Spain’s Balearic Islands will be treated to the very latest in “avant-garde gastronomy” in a literal “theater to the senses.”
Antalik.com–We don’t know anything about Antalik–and the information on their site is not much help–but they’ve just published this stunning slide show on Spanish architecture. Have a look and see if you don’t agree.
Bones and skulls found in the cave show Neanderthal facial features appearing for the first time 430,000 years ago
Ancient skulls recovered from a deep cave in northern Spain are the oldest known remains to show clear signs of Neanderthal facial features, researchers claim. Scientists reconstructed 17 skulls from pieces of bone found in the mud at Sima de los Huesos, or the “Pit of Bones”, in the Atapuerca mountains. The skulls had some Neanderthal-like features, but their appearance was otherwise far more primitive. Juan Luis Arsuaga, professor of palaeontology at the Complutense University of Madrid, said the remains belonged to a “missing link” population that fell somewhere between the Neanderthals and a more archaic group of human forerunners.
This 45-minute video is a casual visitor’s visual stroll through the art and architecture of Barcelona, the capital of Spain’s northeastern región of Catalonia. The city is renowned for the Modernist architectural works of Antoni Gaudí and Lluís Domènech i Montaner, which have been designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
They hosted the 1992 Summer Olympics as well as world-class conferences and expositions many international sport tournaments. This tour includes most of the touristic highlights: Gaudí’s Sagrada Familia Cathedral; the Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, designed by Lluís Domènech i Montaner; la Casa de Les Punxes, designed by Josep Puig i Cadafalch; the Passeig de Gràcia.
With nearly 8,000 kilometres of coastline, Spain has one of the most varied beach options for people who love the sea. The offerings, including both Mediterranean and Atlantic beaches, are impressive:
Bathing and sunbathing, of course
Hotels and resorts
Sailing and boating
Seaside dining, copas and tapas
Seascapes and coastal towns
Snorkling and scuba diving