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The House-Museum of Antonio Machado in the XXVI Meeting of the Association of Houses-Museum and Foundations of Writers (ACAMFE)

Event

Headline:
The House-Museum of Antonio Machado in the XXVI Meeting of the Association of Houses-Museum and Foundations of Writers (ACAMFE)
When:
Wed, 2. October 2019 - Vie, 4. October 2019
Where:
Segovia,
Category:
Exhibitions
Impressions:
299
Created by:
Prodestur

Description of the event

The House-Museum of Antonio Machado de Segovia has been one of the protagonists of the Table “Tribute to Machado 1939-2019”, in which Juan Luis García Hourcade and Carlos Muñoz de Pablos participated, representing the Royal Academy of History and Art of San Quirce, and Claudia de Santos, Councilor for Tourism of the City of Segovia.

At 1950, the Segovia Popular University, currently the Academy of History and Art of San Quirce, rented the house-room in which the poet Antonio Machado lived during his stay in Segovia, from 1919 to 1932.

In 1959, he acquired the property through a loan, thanks to the generous disposition of the Institution Professors who guaranteed the loan. And at 1961, the Academy of History and Art of San Quirce bought the furniture in the dining room and the poet's room.

Currently, the Royal Academy of History and Art of San Quirce owns the set of buildings and courtyards that make up the building in which the Antonio Machado House-Museum is located.

The Municipal Tourism Company of Segovia manages from 2009 the activities and visits to the House-Museum and the store at the entrance. Since then, the increase of visitors to the old pension in which the poet lived has been progressive increasing near 142%, consolidating itself as a tourist resource of the city. In fact, in 2017 and 2018 it was the most visited museum in the city.

Tourism of Segovia organizes from 2011 the program of Activities in the House-Museum of Antonio-Machado, which in 2019 reaches its ninth edition, with a wide range of activities around the figure of the poet.

During the year and on request you can take the Antonio Machado Route, which runs through the places that Don Antonio frequented during his stay in Segovia. During the summer months, the representation "With the eyes of a poet" is performed in the patio of the house, as a complement to the "Train of Machado" that, for the fourth consecutive year, has left Madrid to Segovia every Saturday from July to September.

In the centers managed by Tourism in Segovia, the pocket guide “Antonio Machado House-Museum in Segovia” is available, with texts by Juancho del Barrio, an academic from the Royal Academy of History and Art of San Quirce.

Segovia, a member of the Machadian Cities Network since its creation in 2009, has been presiding at 2019 coinciding with the 100 anniversary of Antonio Machado's arrival in the city and the 80 anniversary of Spanish exile.

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Place

Location:
Segovia
City:
Segovia
Country:
Spain