In Curitiba

The director of the Cervantes Institute inaugurates the Rosalía de Castro Library in Brazil

Luis García Montero descubre la placa de la Biblioteca Rosalía de Castro junto a Rosario Álvarez (izda.) y Ana Cristina de Castro – PHOTO/INSTITUTO CERVANTES
photo_camera Luis García Montero unveils the plaque of the Rosalía de Castro Library with Rosario Álvarez (left) and Ana Cristina de Castro - PHOTO/CERVANTES INSTITUTE

The director of the Cervantes Institute, Luis García Montero, inaugurated the Rosalía de Castro Library, located at the Cervantes Institute in Curitiba. He was accompanied by the president of the Consello da Cultura Galega, Rosario Álvarez, and by the head of the Curitiba Cultural Foundation of the Curitiba City Council, Ana Cristina de Castro. 

  1. Praise for the figure of Rosalía de Castro 

Praise for the figure of Rosalía de Castro 

During the inauguration, García Montero stressed that Rosalía de Castro "spread social justice, the pride of the mother tongue and always trusted in the universal Hispano-American culture". 

For Rosario Álvarez it is "an honour and a privilege" that the Cervantes library in Curitiba bears the name of the Galician poet: "A revered figure without any fissure". For her part, Ana Cristina de Castro pointed out that the writer was "a fundamental figure in Galician and universal culture". 

The Cervantes of Curitiba and its library, which contains part of the collection of the former Brazil-Spain Cultural Centres, opened in 2007 and is a reference point for Spanish culture in the Brazilian city. Its collection totals 12,655 books - 135 of which are in Galician - and audiovisual material.   

García Montero also inaugurated the Rosa Chacel Library at the Cervantes Institute in Porto Alegre. These inaugurations are part of the Cervantes Director's week-long work programme in Brazil, the country with the largest number of Cervantes Institute centres -a total of eight-, in which he was accompanied by the institution's Secretary General, Carmen Noguero. 

Submitted by José Antonio Sierra, Hispanismo advisor.