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Dec 17

Archaelogists work on fascinating “temple” site in Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria is offering free guided visits to one of the most fascinating sites on the is land. La Fortaleza has been hailed as one of the most unique indigenous structures discovered to date in the Canary Islands. A new phase of excavation is currently underway on its stunning slopes. It is thought to date back to the sixth century AD and may have been a temple.
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Dec 17

Forecast: in 2018, the cost of housing in Spain will grow by 6%

According to the forecasts of the Institute of Entrepreneurial Practice (IPE), in the coming 2018 in Spain, the trend will continue to rise in house prices, which has been observed for the past four years, Noticia.ru reports. According to IPE experts, by the end of next year, the growth in prices for Spanish property will be 9% compared with the figures from 2016. At the same time, the highest growth rates are expected in the Madrid community - 10.8%. In Catalonia, a slowdown in growth is projected, which is about 4.9%. The IPE notes that the fastest growth will occur in the third quarter of 2018.
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Dec 17

Spanish law to consider animals living beings not things

THE Spanish Congress is set to debate whether to change the way the law considers animals. The Partido Popular will bring forward a proposal to consider animals as living beings rather than things, in order to give them more rights. A spokesperson said the reforms would be “similar to French and Portuguese” law that, among other things, will stop the ‘repossession’ of animals when debts need to be settled and ban extending mortgages using pets as capital.
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Dec 17

Have yourself a merry little Spanish Christmas

No matter where you travel around the country, it’s impossible not to notice the population of Spain getting ready for their favourite festive period of the year. For many this is still a religious holiday, but regardless of faith, this is still a special time filled with seasonal cheer and goodwill. Usually, the first sign that Christmas is coming are the traditional Belén (Bethlehem) nativity scene displays beginning to appear, with many municipalities putting on fabulous model displays from very early in December. Hugely popular with Spaniards, the typical display features intricate model presentations of the traditional nativity scene and the birth of Christ. However, along with the static displays at cathedrals and town halls, some villages and towns have even started to take part in presenting a ‘living’ Belén, featuring residents dressed up and accompanied by real animals.
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Dec 17

Arona approves third phase of major asphalting plan

Arona has started its third asphalting plan which will reach almost 100 streets with a record investment of 2.7 million euros. The three road and street adaptation programmes that have been implemented in the last two and a half years represent the largest resur-facing operation in the history of the municipality, tackling a total of 155 roads in all the districts.
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