The City Council extends the agreement of transfer of Figueras House to house the Museum Alvarez Sotomayor

Inside the Museum Alvarez Sotomayor, Cuevas del Almanzora.

Inside the Museum Alvarez Sotomayor, Cuevas del Almanzora.

The Municipality of Cuevas del Almanzora has extended the agreement for transfer of property of historical interest, Casa Figueras, to house the Museum Alvarez Sotomayor. The motion includes the transfer for five years of this building free of charge to the family of the famous poet in his furniture and his works shown, in order to protect and promote this cultural and artistic heritage. The proposal was approved at the plenary session yesterday, unanimously.
The first agreement was signed assignment ten years, when the museum opened and then extended in 2012. Now further extended, running, as usual, Consistory, the costs of maintenance and services.
The Museum 'José María Álvarez de Sotomayor' is a space that the city of Cuevas has dedicated to the poet in Figueras House, next to the gazebo that bears his name, thanks to the contribution granddaughter and sole heir of the author Cuevano, Isabel Martinez Redondo.
Sotomayor is the most famous poet born in Cuevas, José María Álvarez de Sotomayor, poet and playwright who was born Cuevano late nineteenth century and died in the middle of the last century.
He worked for several months to restore the furniture and works of art, a job that has been very comprehensive due to the deterioration that these had, because of their great antiquity. Most of the works and material that are part of the museum date back to the eighteenth centuries, XIX y XX.
The 'Alvarez de Sotomayor' Museum consists of four permanent exhibition halls in which recreates, in addition to the working environment of the poet, -with his own office furniture and library-, the dining room and bedroom. Also they exposed over 200 literary works of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, They composing Sotomayor's personal library, and a series of images, prints and paintings of the poet.
stand out, Between everyone, original manuscript works, his diary and his will. His fascination with the Arab world has served as inspiration to acclimate the museum, in which a replica of the flag that he invented for his Caliphate and many mosaics embellishing their houses exhibits cuevanas. Also, a bust of the poet presides over the museum.