"Escuela de Artes y Oficios (School of Fine Arts)" Almería Things to Do Tip by Miguel_Marques

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  Shool of Fine Arts
by Miguel_Marques

The school was created in 1886 and opened in 1887.

The building is the old cloister of the Convent of Santo Domingo (attached to the Basilica de la Virgen del Mar), rebuilt in 1728 and later on refurbished in the Historicist style.

It's been one of the most important cultural institutions in the capital city. Personalities such as Celia Viñas, García Lorca or the president of the former I Republic of Spain, Nicolás Salmeron (who was born in Almeria) attended classes here.

Nowadays it houses the Centro Andaluz de la Fotografía (Andalusian Centre of Photography), one of the most importante photo institutions in Spain, showing permanently 456 pictures of the mons renowned photographs in the Mediterranean.
Many other cultural events such as concerts and exhibitions take place here.

Some scenes of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade were shot in its patio.

Directions: M-F 9-14h, S 18-21h
othercontact: Pablo Cazard, 1
Phone: 950002700

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  • Written Jun 17, 2004
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