Monument to Blas Infante

The impressive archway as you enter Almuñecar, the Puerta de Almuñécar, (see Map) is a monument to Blas Infante, an important political figure in the recent history of Andalucia and considered the ‘father of Andalucia’.

Monument to Blas Infante, Almuñecar

 Blas Infante Pérez de Vargas, born in Casares, Spain, on July 5th 1885 and summarily executed by the forces of General Franco in Seville, Spain, on August 11th 1936, was a politician, writer, historian and musicologist and is regarded as the father of Andalucian nationalism and autonomy.

Monument to Blas Infante, Almuñecar

Monument to Blas Infante, Almuñecar

Monument to Blas Infante, Almuñecar