Mexico celebrates Cervantes

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Mexico celebrates Cervantes

Cervantes and his work dominate the eclectic programme of one of the most important festivals on the continent, affectionately known as ‘El Cervantino'.

This fall, make the journey of about 500 kilometres from Mexico City to Guanajuato, in the eponymous state. It's definitely worth it. The year 2016 marks the 400th anniversary of the death of Miguel de Cervantes, the most famous Spanish novelist, poet, and playwright. The 44th Cervantino International Festival, one of the largest and most eclectic arts festivals in Latin America pays homage to the mythical Don Quixote with this year's theme ‘Cervantes 400: Madness to Idealism'.

Dance, opera, theatre, classical music, and rap are part of an infinite show of seamless performance. The festival showcases 3,000 Mexican and international artists with Spain as the guest of honour this year.

44e Festival Internacional Cervantino

From 2 to 23 October 2016

Free admission