Monthly Archives: January 2012

HOW DID SPAIN GO FROM BOOM TO BUST?

In the late 90´s the children who came to Spain in the 50´s and 60´s as kids and enjoyed their two weeks in the sun were at the age where we all look to the future. Those childhood memories of … Continue reading

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THE RAILWAY PORTER WHO PUT SPAIN ON THE MAP

In 1950 Pedro Zaragoza became the Mayor of Benidorm. He had worked in the phosphate mines to the west of the country and also as a railway porter in Madrid but when his father died he was drawn back to … Continue reading

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THE MYSTERY OF IBI (THE SPANISH RATES SYSTEM)

Many people find the subject of IBI or to give it its correct title Impuesto sobre Bienes Inmuebles a bit daunting. IBI is basically the equivalent of our Rates in the UK. The tax is calculated on the value of … Continue reading

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