There are countless testimonies of Miguel de Cervantes and Don Quixote in the world. The universality of the Spanish writer is observable in places, towns and cities, who welcome him with gratitude.
Seville (undated photograph 1920s).- Partial view of the Cervantes Circus where can be seen one of the shelves where important dates and places of the life of the mentioned writer appear, and over which lays a small equestrian sculpture of Sancho Panza (r); and one of its seats decorated with tiles that show scenes of the Quixote. The circus, done in 1913, is part of the America Square in the south part of the Maria Luisa Park in Seville.
MADRID, 06/22/1940 Sight of the monument dedicated to Miguel de Cervantes, work of the architect Rafael Martínez Zapatero and sculptor Lorenzo Coullaut Valera, sculpture made in granite (base and figure of writer) and bronze for the characters of his novel, Don Quixote and Sancho Panza. Its located in Plaza deEspaña, in Madrid.
La Paz 10-22-1963 The temporary president of the republic, Federico Fortún Sanjinés (2r); the Spanish ambassador, Rafael Ferrer Sagreras (1r); the major of La Paz, Julio Manuel ARamayo (3l) and the general director of Protocol of the Foreign Relations Ministry, Ernesto Ruíz Rada, have inaugurated today the monument to Miguel de Cervantes “Corregidor perpetuo de La Paz” in the Spain square in the Bolivian capital. The monument, donated by the town hall of Madrid, was inaugurated on occasion of the 415 anniversary of the foundation of the city.
View of the bronze sculptures that embellish the square of the Cervantes Theatre today, October the 13th in the XXXIII edition of the International Cervantine Fest (FIC), evoking the dream of freedom and justice of Don Quixote of La Mancha, in the city of Guanajuato, 365 kilometers away of the Mexican capital.
Several Algerians in front of a column that holds a bust of the Spanish writer Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, placed beside the Cervantes Grotto, during the inauguration ceremony of the grotto today June the 12th in Algiers (Algeria). This grotto was where Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra hid for nearly two months in his second attempt to flee Algeria. The restoration of the place has been done thanks to a collaboration project from Spain and Algeria.
Different editions in Russian, Hebrew, Greek, Croatian, German, Korean and Serbo-Croatian form part of the more than 300 books of “The Quixote” of the collection that with donations of more than 53 countries a high school teacher has managed to gather to commemorate the International Book Day in the town of Güimar (tENERIFE)
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