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Juan Manuel Bonet, Director of Instituto Cervantes, delivers his speech at the tribute paid to Miguel Hernández in Madrid on the year of the 75th anniversary of his death. Photo: EFE/J.J. Guillén. (EFE)

The event took place at the Instituto Cervantes in Madrid, on the occasion of the presentation of a new edition of the poet’s Complete Works on the 75th anniversary of his death.

Spanish Language Observatory at Harvard: fifth anniversary

The Observatory at the prestigious Harvard University has become a reference centre in USA, promoting the use of the Spanish language and the knowledge of the Spanish culture.

The Teatro Real opera house celebrates its 200th birthday with an extraordinary programme

Madrid’s opera house is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its re-opening and its 200th birthday with a programme including Lucio Silla, Die Soldaten, Carmen, Aida and Gloriana.

A look at a different Alhambra by Javier Abella

‘Otras realidades. La Alhambra’, a photo exhibition by Javier Abella, shows one of the world’s most popular tourist attractions in a different light.

Madrid brings Spanish Golden Age to life at Fiesta Corral Cervantes

Through 24 September, Madrid’s Cuesta de Moyano will be home to a real corral de comedias and to all kinds of cultural and culinary activities for families recreating the Spanish Golden Age.

Spain’s leading role in ‘Game of Thrones’

Parts of season 7 of the popular HBO show were shot in Spain.

Almodóvar succeeds at Platino Awards

The Spanish filmmaker won the award for Best Director for ‘Julieta’. The Platino award for Best Film went to ‘The Distinguished Citizen’, directed by Mariano Cohn and Gastón Duprat.

Performing arts and social integration

From 22 to 30 July, Madrid is playing host to a series of dance, theatre and art workshops for people with functional diversity in the context of the Erasmus+ project ‘Intercultural Diversity: A Model for Social Integration’.

63rd Mérida Classical Theatre Festival

Mario Gas, Amaia Salamanca, José Carlos Plaza and Aitana Sánchez-Gijón are some of the performers and directors in this new edition of this traditional festival, which offering six world premieres this year.

Antonio Banderas wins Spanish National Cinema Award 2017

The jury noted his ‘extraordinary career’ and his role in paving the way for Spanish actors and actresses behind him.

Room showing Picasso’s Guernica at the Reina Sofía Museum. Photo: EFE/Javier Liaño. (EFE)

Having welcomed 3.6 million visitors last year (12% more than in 2015), the Madrid-based museum stands 8th in Europe and 18th worldwide.

La mayor escuela de flamenco del mundo abre sus puertas en Sevilla

A new flamenco school was opened in the district of Triana, Seville, by Cristina Heeren Foundation. It is a 1500m2 facility including nine classrooms, two courtyards and a function room. The new school is expected to have more than 160 students next year.

‘As I Love You’ sweeps the board at the 1st Fugaz Awards

As many as 28 short films entered the competition for the awards established by CortoEspaña to promote the Spanish short film industry. ‘As I Love You’ took three awards, including Best Short Film.

A floating embassy of the history of Spain

The Andalucía, a unique replica of one of the oldest Spanish galleons, has been travelling the seas for the past seven years, showcasing Spain’s maritime culture in Europe, Asia and the Americas.

Miquel Barceló takes over Salamanca

Works by Miquel Barceló that have never been exhibited before are being shown on the occasion of the 800th anniversary of the University of Salamanca, one of the oldest educational institutions in the world.

Frame from ‘¡Únete! Join Us!’.

Spain is bringing to the 57th International Art Exhibition in Venice ‘¡Únete! Join Us!’, a video shot by Jordi Colomer that will be screened at the Spanish Pavilion from 13 May to 25 November.

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