International Puppet Festival, Tolosa, Basque Country, November 24th – December 2nd
The Titirijai attracts professional puppeteers from around the world allowing young and adult audiences to enjoy a wide range of performances. The event showcases stories based on classic texts combined with colourful, modern and innovative dramatisations. Spanish and international companies stage their shows at various venues around the Basque town of Tolosa.
Alberto Giacometti Retrospective, Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao. Until February 24th.
The exhibition brings together more than 200 paintings, sketches and sculptures by the Swiss artist who became one of the most influential of the 20th century.
Food & Drink
National Tapas and Pinchos Competition, Valladolid, November 5th – 11th
A chef preparing tapas at last year's competition. Photo: Cesar Manso/AFP.
If you're as serious about tapas as the chefs in this competition, then head over to the town of Valladolid in Castile and Leon as some of Spain's top chefs battle it out for the top €6,000 prize.
Orujo. Photo: Juan/Flickr Creaive Commons.
Cartagena Jazz Festival, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays throughout November
If you’re a fan of jazz, head to the coastal city of Cartagena in November where the city is playing host to its annual Jazz Festival. There are concerts throughout November as well as free “street jazz” every Saturday in plazas across the city.
Seville European Film Festival, November 9th -17th
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An incredible selection of kites will be taking to the skies over the magnificent sandy dunes of La Corralejo natural park on the Canary Island of Fuerteventura in what has now become an annual festival.
Photo: Madrid Horse Week.
Equestrians from around the country will flock to Madrid for Spain's major horse-riding event. With both serious competitions and fun activities, this fest has something for every horse-lover: show-jumping contests, dressage, acrobatic performances and even pony-riding for kids. The world's top professionals will even be on-hand to host training sessions.