Cervantes arts festival continues

CERVANTES ANNIVERSARY: Author celebrated with various events.

VELEZ-MALAGA is continuing its promotion of Miguel de Cervantes over its summer festival season, with 2016 marking the 400th anniversary of his death.

Friday, August 26 will see an ‘Open Night’ with 15 different locations across the municipality putting on events. 

Several of the locations are personally connected to the author who visited Velez while working as a tax collector. A free bus service will be available on the night.

Places hosting events include La Plaza de Carmelitas, the Convento de San Francisco, and La Casa De Cervantes, an old rest stop where the writer allegedly stayed during his visit. The Contemporary Art Centre will be holding several theatrical performances, named ‘Quijotadas’, or ‘Quixotic Acts’ after Cervantes’ most famous character.

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