El Greco in five tips

In 2014 will take place the commemoration of the 4th centenary of the death of El Greco, one of the greatest artists of all time. There are three great exhibitions programmed for the year and the largest will gather over a 100 works of El Greco in Toledo. This will be the largest exhibition of the artist ever held in history. Many of the works, which will come from museums all over the world, are exhibit together for the first time. Here are five tips to know a little bit more about El Greco, the man and the artist.

Don Quixote Tour

He thereupon commended himself with all his heart to his lady Dulcinea, beseeching her to succor him in this peril; and, being well covered with his shield and with his lance at rest, he bore down upon them at a full gallop and fell upon the first mill that stood in his way, giving a thrust at the wing, which was whirling at such a speed that his lance was broken into bits and both horse and horseman went rolling over the plain, very much battered indeed…”

Don Quixote and the World Book Day

Every 23th of April takes place the World Book Day in many countries. Promoted by the UNESCO this is a day to encourage reading and defend the authors’ rights. The date has not been chosen by chance. In April 23th 1616 two geniuses died: William Shakespeare and Miguel de Cervantes.

Palais Bahia

Palais Bahia is a palace and a set of gardens located in Marrakesh, Morocco. It was built in the late 19th century, intended to be the greatest palace of its time. The name means "brilliance". As in other buildings of the period in other countries, it was intended to capture the essence of the Islamic and Moroccan style.

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