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15 Jun 2021

DISCOVER THE "PANTANO DE ELCHE"

The Elche dam known as the "Pantano de Elche" was built in the 17th century on the Vinalopó river as a means of retaining its waters. It was the first to be built in Europe in the shape of a vault, and is even considered the first arch-shaped dam built since Roman times.

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17 May 2021

VISITING MADRID

Following are a few attractions to visit in Madrid. ROYAL PALACE Home to the Kings of Spain from Charles III to Alfonso XIII, Madrid's Royal Palace takes us on a journey through the history of Spain. Though it is no longer the royal family's home, it continues to be their official residence. PLAZA MAYOR This portico lined square is situated at the heart of Hapsburg Madrid, the old part of the city and one of the capital’s most charming districts.

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8 Apr 2021

SPANISH TAPAS EXPLAINED

A tapa is an appetizer or snack in Spanish cuisine and translates to a small portion of any kind of Spanish cuisine. Tapas may be served cold or hot. In some bars and restaurants in Spain and across the globe, tapas have evolved into a more sophisticated cuisine and quite often can be combined to make a full meal. In most cases Tapas are ordered and placed in the middle of the table for everybody to share.

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20 Mar 2021

DECLARACION AMISTOSA DE ACIDENTE – ACCIDENT STATEMENT

COMPLETING AN ACCIDENT STATEMENT FORM In the event of an accident it is very important that you and any other party or parties involved complete the accident statement form. Do not rush into completing the form, take your time as this will save any problems later. Use the back of the form to make any additional comments or statements.

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11 Mar 2021

GRAN ALICANT

Gran Alacant is one of those few places where old Spain blends with modern Europe; the hill is home to a wide range of Europeans (other nations are well represented too amongst the populace but Europeans (especially The British) make up more than 50% of its current population meaning that the area is a cosmopolitan mix of people, shops, bars and businesses unlike most places in Spain.

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3 Feb 2021

NEW SPEED LIMITS IN TOWNS AND CITIES

Following a preparation period, allowing local authorities time to adapt the infrastructure in towns and cities, new generic speed limits will soon come into force throughout Spain. The new limits are as follows:

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13 Dec 2020

SPANISH CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS YOU NEED TO KNOW

The Spanish have a number of unique Christmas traditions that differ from those to which you might be accustomed. From giant nativity scenes to pooping logs, fools’ day and the national lottery, here are a few Spanish Christmas traditions you should know.

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8 Dec 2020

TORREVIEJA NATIVITY SCENE (BELÉN)

A must for visitors to the area, the municipal nativity scene should be put in everyone's diary for at least one visit. Different stands selling typical Christmas products like chestnuts, nuts, dried fruits and toys are also set in the surrounds of this fantastic nativity scene. There will be a large Christmas tree which will light up the square with it's colourful lights and decoration.

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23 Nov 2020

NEGATIVE PCR RESULT NEEDED TO VISIT SPAIN

From 23rd November 2020 all passengers who arrive from a high-risk country in relation to the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, in order to enter Spain, MUST show a certificate with a NEGATIVE PCR result (RT-PCR of COVID-19), carried out in the 72 hours prior to your arrival

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5 Nov 2020

SPEED LIMIT SIGNS

When we look at road signs we remember some basic principles. Red circles tell us what we must NOT do, blue circles tell us what we MUST do, squares and rectangles offer information, triangles are warnings. There are a couple of others, such as the hexagonal stop sign, but they are the principle points to remember. Red circles DON´T, blue circles DO, squares and rectangles are info, triangles are warnings.

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