Casa del Poeta José Ángel Valente
José Ángel Valente Docasar was a Spanish poet, essayist and translator of Galician origin who lived a large part of his life in the city of Almeria. He won numerous awards for his extensive work, such as the National Poetry Prize in 1993 and the Reina Sofía Prize for Ibero-American Poetry in 1998. In his periods spent outside Spain, Valente gained a Masters at Oxford, was a translator for the WHO in Geneva, and worked for UNESCO in Paris.This house is where Valente lived through the last fifteen years of his life and was sold by the family to the Town Hall as an express wish of the poet so that it would become a space for the people of Almeria to rediscover him and poetry. Through a tour of different spaces, the visitor is offered the essence of Valente’s poetry and his close relationship with Almeria. In addition, the traditional characteristic architecture of the house in the historic center of the capital is highlighted. The influences of the house and the urban landscape of the city in the poet can be appreciated in works such as, “Perspectives of the celestial city”. He himself indicated that “it is not clear who chose whom, if I chose the house or the house came to see me”. The Museum was opened in 2015. Located on Calle José Ángel Valente.
1st October-31st May, Tuesday-Thursday and Sunday, 10:30-13:30hrs
Friday and Saturday, 10:30-13:30hrs and 17:00-20:00hrs
1st June-30th September, Tuesday-Thursday and Sunday, 10:30-13:30hrs
Friday and Saturday, 10:30-13:30hrs and 18:00-21:00hrs
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