FREE museum activities to celebrate Andalucia Day public holiday on February 28

ANDALUCIA DAY - FEBRUARY 28: 'Los Mosaicos de Itálica' in Sevilla. Photo credit:

MORE than 100 cultural activities have been announced in museums across Andalucia to celebrate the region’s day on February 28.

The date marks the day of the referendum that gave full autonomy to the Andalucian community in 1980 and is a public holiday in the region. The day is traditionally celebrated with a breakfast and the singing of the anthem under the green and white flag.

More than 25 centres will be taking part in the initiative to mark the occasion offering visits to museums, sites, workshops and lectures for the whole family under the motto ‘Celebrate Andalucia – Come to the Museum!’.

Museums and archaeological sites across the eight Andalucian provinces will participate in the Andalucia Day programme including the Alcazaba of Almeria, the Museum of Cadiz, the Alhambra of Granada, the Huelva museum, the Íbero Museum of Jaen, the dolmens of Antequera and the Museum of Fine Arts in Sevilla.

The Museum of Fine Arts in Cordoba will pay homage to the great Andalucian poets while the Museum of Fine Arts in Granada will host a concert by Miguel Soler.

Huelva’s museum will be offering several guided tours, for small groups, to the archeology room and in Malaga, Professor Jose Suarez Padilla will present a selection of archaeological pieces from their stores.

The archaeological site of Italica (Sevilla), where scenes from Game of Thrones has been filmed, will allow visitors a journey through time to discover the secrets of the mosaics.

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