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Spanish holidays with a touch of art

Feria de Madrid also known as Feriarte, or the Feria arts and antiques fair, takes place between November 17th and November 25th this year in Spain.

Those enjoying holidays in luxury Spanish resorts should hire a rental car and visit the beautiful city of Madrid, while also paying a visit to Feriarte at the Juan Carlos Exhibition Centre.

The fair promises to offer a "comprehensive" tour of past art and unique objects which come from different periods and are "filled with beauty and high artistic value".

Work in the stylings of art nouveau and art deco paintings will be included at the exhibit along with sculptures by contemporary artists.

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Iberian-American Film Festival in Huelva

Those enjoying a luxury holiday in Spain this autumn may wish to indulge in some contemporary cultural activities while they are there.

And as such, holidaymakers staying in Spanish holiday villas may wish to rent a car and drive to Huelva for the annual Iberian-American Film Festival which will be held from November 17th until November 24th.

Describing itself as "one of the most important festivals of its kind in Europe" it claims to be a meeting point for audiovisual professionals of various disciplines.

The aim of the Iberian-American Film Festival is the promotion and development of Latin American culture and cinema.

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Family holidays in Spain 'popular at half term'

Spanish holidays are the most popular for half term getaways, it has been reportedly claimed.

U.TV reports that a Post Office survey showed Spain to be the most popular destination for half term holidays.

Furthermore, the website reports that Spain also featured in a poll by the Post Office to discover the most sought-after half-term holiday destination among families in the UK.

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Selective over-50s opt for Spain holidays

Britons aged over 50 are increasingly concerned with the quality of their holiday as they get older, it has been revealed.

Meanwhile, it was also reported by Saga that ten per cent of this age group are considering extending their luxury holidays in Spain and retiring to the country.

Also uncovered in the study was that a third of over-50s believe adventure to be important when choosing a holiday.

"A recent Saga survey showed that a third of the over-50s were more concerned today about the quality and length of their holiday than they were when they were younger," a spokesperson for Saga reported.

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Traditional celebrations in Alicante carnival

For a traditional holiday over the lent period next year but with much in the way of entertainment, consider a family holiday in Alicante.

The carnival has its roots in religion and the period of Shrove Tuesday, Ash Wednesday and Lent.

Taking place in February, those enjoying family holidays in Murcia should rent a hire car to join in the fun and festivities.

Parades, floats and lots of costumes play their part in this age-old Spanish festival - the carnival is a way of letting off steam before the fasting period of Lent.

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Largest saltwater lake "in the world" in Murcia

The golden beaches of Mar Menor could be perfect for those looking to enjoy family holidays in La Manga, it has been reported.

According to events website What's On When, Mar Menor boasts "beautiful sandy beaches and shallow turquoise waters that are safe for children to play in".

Meanwhile, the Mar Menor area is also a great choice for watersports, the travel guide claims, noting that snorkelling, diving, windsurfing, sailing and boat trips are all available in this area.

Furthermore, those on a family holiday in La Manga can visit the Tomes Maestre watersports centre to partake in these water excursions.

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Singer Rufus Wainwright to play Cartagena

Those enjoying a luxury holiday in Spain have the chance to see singer Rufus Wainwright this November, as he plays in Cartagena.

Wainwright will be playing at the Nuevo Teatro Circo in Cartagena on November 9th before heading to Malaga and Madrid on November 10th and 11th when those enjoying a Spanish holiday will have a final chance to see the singer perform on Spanish soil before he heads to France.

And one lucky holidaymaker attending the show will have the chance to get on stage with Rufus to perform the spoken word part to one of his songs, in the footsteps of previous famous audience members Dawn French and Jake Gyllenhaal.

Those staying in a luxury holiday resort in Spain who would like to incorporate some music into their vacation should consider booking tickets early as due to high demand, the venue for Wainwright's performance in Barcelona has been moved from Casino de la Alianca to L'Auditori de Barcelona.

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Bruce brings Magic to holidays in Spain

Spanish holidays this autumn are now set to benefit from a legendary musical presence, as Bruce Springsteen plays two gigs in the country in November.

Now those enjoying a luxury holiday in Spain can enjoy more than great weather and sports, as The Boss heads to Madrid and Bilbao on November 25th and 26th.

If you are on holiday in Spain and are within driving distance of Madrid or Bilbao then it could be worth renting a hire car and travelling to either the Palacio De Deportes in Madrid or the Bilbao Exhibition Centre to watch Springsteen play with the E Street Band - as these are the only two Spanish gigs being played on the tour.

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band are currently touring the world in a promotion of their latest studio album, Magic, in which Springsteen claims to give his "most high-powered vocal performance to date".

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Andalucia promoted to Indians seeking luxury holidays in Spain

The region of Andalucia, close to Murcia, is being promoted as a top destination for Indians seeking luxury holidays in Spain, it has been revealed.

According to India's Economic Times, officials from the autonomous region are touting Andalucia to affluent Indian holidaymakers as a "dream destination".

Those looking to enjoy golf holidays in Spain may be enticed as the newspaper notes that the region boasts 104 golf courses.

"We see India as a growing economic power of the 21st century and we would like to see more and more Indian tourists coming to Andalucia," Gaspar Zarrias, vice president of the Andalucia autonomous region, was quoted by the publication as saying at a presentation for the media and the travel trade in India.

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Scottish golfers heading to La Manga

A team of junior golf players are set to be booking flights to La Manga soon after they won the chance to represent Scotland at the luxury Spanish resort.

According to the East Lothian Courier, Craigielaw Golf Club's team of youngsters carded 370 in total to reach the top of the leaderboard and qualify for the Home Nations tour.

Beating Glasgow's Eastwood Golf Club at the Carrick on Loch Lomond, five points saw the gap between each side widen until Cragielaw took the title.

For the second year running, the team will travel to La Manga on January 6th until the 11th to compete against Wales, Northern Ireland and England.

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