Our team of fixers in Spain has selected the following news and locations as the highlights of the week.
Top story: La Palma volcano, experts say eruption could be longest in 500 years. As new vents open in La Palma, experts say eruption could be longest in 500 years. The Spanish island continues to experience earthquakes and lava flows, but there is already talk of “positive” developments that might mean the worst is over.
- Spain joins other EU countries with plans to restrict flights from southern Africa over fears of new coronavirus variant.
- Spanish police protest in Madrid against ‘gag law’ reform
If you are looking for top locations in Spain do not miss the proposal that comes from our fixer in Spain.
La Pedriza in Madrid. It is one of the largest granitic ranges of Europe and holds numerous peaks, rocky cliffs, streams and meadows. The 32 square kilometres occupied by La Pedriza lies within the Regional Park of the high river basin of the Manzanares, the largest park of the Community of Madrid. In this zone, vegetation is sparse, but there are Mediterranean shrubs like the rockrose, and alpine varieties like fabaceaes. The fauna is rich in birds of prey; the breeding colony of over 100 pairs of griffon vultures is the largest in the Madrid area. This natural area has been the scene of some movie shootings such as El Cid, The Fall of the Roman Empire, or Conan the Barbarian.