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Where to Find Entertainment in Spain

By Charles Hopkins Published 07/6/2006 | Entertainment

To many, the face of the world is seen in its entertainment mediums. In particular, movies have long since been at the forefront of world popular culture. Most of a countrys hopes, dreams, and philosophies can be seen up on the silver screen or, in some cases, from the flickering cathode rays of a television screen.

Yes, movies are what make the world go around. Now, when one thinks of movies, ones mind mostly drifts to Hollywood, which is the one city in the world most associated with the film business. But, many other cities world wide are also equally important for the face of world cinema. London is one. Rome is another. And so is the Spanish city of Madrid.

Spains film industry has had a roller coaster ride of ups and downs. At one time, Spains domestic output of films was quite high and the countrys output of horror films was their best cinematic export. Now, Spains film business has essentially collapsed under a series of counterproductive government laws, but the glory days of Spains fantasy film history has never been forgotten as it is celebrated in the city of Stiges with the annual Stiges Film festival.

The Stiges Film Festival takes place in the city of Catalunya, Spain and it is one of the most enjoyable film festivals in the world. It is so popular that people travel thousands of miles to attend and take part in the festivities. Many times, the festivities include the debut of many films that wuld otherwise not receive much publicity from any other venue or medium. So, in a way, the Stiges Film festival provides an almost humanitarisn service to those hoping to get a modicum of exposure in the film world, an exposure that they would not be accorded otherwise..Now, some may not be all that interested in looking solely at Spains domestic film products. No worries. This film festival also showcases talent from all over the world including the United States. So, the festival will not appear totally foreign to foreigners considering Stiges as a cool, unique and different vacation spot.

So what of the locale? What does the city where this film festival is held have to offer for those looking to excitement outside the film festival? Does it offer a lot of benefits to the vacationers?

The town of Catalunya is also quite famous for its golf courses. So, if one is an avid practitioner of the game, this city will provide plenty of enjoyment. Now, if one is not an experienced player, but would like to learn, the golf courses are very accommodating to those looking to partake in lessons to learn the ins and outs of this popular sport.

And, if one likes the water, the city borders the Mediterranean Sea so there are always beaches, boating and scuba as options for those looking for fun in the sun. This city is definitely not one where a vacationer will run out of options any time soon.

So, if one is planning a trip to Spain, Catalonya and the Stiges Film Festival are great places to consider!