I was so caught up in la musica (the music) and Los Mellis yesterday that I completely forgot to include some photos of Teatro Cervantes, built in 1870. It replaced the previous theatre (destroyed by fire), which had been built in the early 1500s to celebrate a royal visit by Queen Isabella II.
Years of neglect, and poor management and planning culminated in Málaga City Council acquiring Teatro Cervantes in 1984, then obtaining public grants to renovate and restore the space. (Don’t forget to click the images.)
|CEILING BY BERNARDO FERRÁNDIZ, 1870.
AN ALLEGORY OF THE CITY OF MÁLAGA.
|PHOTOS TAKEN PRE-CONCERT.
MY QUICK COMPOSITE TO GIVE YOU A SENSE OF THE INTERIOR.
When I talked about “palmeros” in yesterday’s blog post, I might have confused some of my readers. So, I’ve provided a couple of photos below to clarify the difference between “palmeros” and “palmeras.”
(FROM LOS MELLIS’ FACEBOOK PAGE.)
EQUALLY DELICIOUS? YOU DECIDE.