Friday, 12 October 2012

"Here lived Don Miguel de Cervantes y Saavedra 1571-1572"

  At last! The plaque which commemorates the fact that the greatest spanish writer spent a year in Corfu is up!

   Few people, including the locals, are aware of the fact that most probably Cervantes lived for a year in the Annunziata monastery recovering from his cut arm after the battle of Lepanto. Some people say that in fact the famous spanish writer spent a year in the St. Giustina monastery in Garitsa, where now stands the Blondell house.

 Whatever is the truth, the good thing is that the Annunziata monument will gain popularity, especially among the spanish tourists from the cruise ships. And who knows, maybe the spanish goverment will decide to help renovate it.

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