The “Vile Garrote”: Spain’s Preferred Method of Capital Punishment

The Vile Garrote was a procedure for executing a convicted person by compressing his throat with a rope twisted with a stick, with a metal ring or by pressing the neck with a screw.

Romería Del Rocío in Spain: A Traditional Religious Pilgrimage Originating in 3rd Century AD

Romería del Rocío is Spain’s most important religious celebration and it attracts over a million visitors every year during the weekend before Pentecost Monday and exactly 50 days following Easter.

The Palomares Atomic Bomb Disaster of 1966

The Palomares atomic bomb disaster of 1966 was a major nuclear accident that occurred in the small agricultural and fishing town of Palomares, located in the Southeastern region of Spain known as Almería.

Spanish Stonehenge of Guadalperal: a 5000-year-old Megalithic Structure

The Dolmen of Guadalperal, also known as the “Spanish Stonehenge”, is an ancient megalithic monument located near the town of Cáceres in the Extremadura region of western Spain.

The Miserere: A Religious Legend from 1862

Maundy Thursday – The Miserere, a religious legend by Gustavo Adolfo Becquer

‘El Arropiero’: The Vagabond of Death – 1964-1971

‘El Arropiero’: The Vagabond of Death is said to have carried out 48 murders across Italy, France and Spain between 1964 and 1971. This psychopath holds the sad record of being the ‘greatest serial killer’ in Spanish history.