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A Spanish hero eclipsed by others

Alekk M. Saanders

On 4 July, the USA celebrated their Independence Day. Here on the Costa del Sol, Macharaviaya became the centre of celebration because this village in the Axarquía is the birthplace of Bernardo de Gálvez - a Spanish military leader and colonial ... administrator. Additionally, Gálvez is considered a hero of the American Revolutionary War, by gaining independence from the British Crown. However, most American historians took little note of him. It seems that Spain is trying to change this ‘injustice’. More ... events devoted to Gálvez take place and more books about him and his heroic actions are published. Sculptures of him have at least twice been donated by Spain to Washington - in 1976 and in 2019. As for America, a couple of towns were named after Gálvez



Fourth of July celebrations to be streamed from New York and the Axarquía

Jennie Rhodes

The village of Macharaviaya will be holding its annual Fourth of July celebrations this Saturday, 3 July, in honour of Bernardo de Gálvez, who was born in the village in 1746. De Gálvez was a Spanish military leader who helped win the Battle of ... Pensacola during the American War of Independence. This year, as Covid-19 restrictions continue, the live event will only be open to people from the village itself. However, those wanting to join in can watch it live via YouTube. Bernardo de Gálvez ... The programme will start with an introduction by Michelin chef José Andrés, direct from New York. It will go on to show a live reenactment of the Battle of Pensacola in Macharaviaya and the association of grenadiers and dames of Gálvez (Orden



Macharaviaya connects with the US to commemorate a hero of American independence

The Axarquía village of Macharaviaya celebrated American Independence Day on Saturday, the evening before the actual date itself, in honour of its most famous son, Bernardo de Gálvez. De Gálvez was a Spanish soldier who played a key role in the ... Matthieu, a slave who was freed by order of De Gálvez, spoke about his research. The ceremony was presented by Alfonso Duluc and Viqui Arbizu from New York’s Little Spain Market, which is owned by the Spanish Michelin star chef José Andrés, and located ... between Malaga and Bernardo de Gálvez streets in Manhattan. The event was attended by Spanish journalist resident in the US Guillermo Fesser, author of Conoce a Bernardo de Gálvez (Meet Bernardo de Gálvez), published in 2017, who was named guest of



The next solar eclipse will be visible from the Costa del Sol and inland Malaga


...seen from all over the province. From 11am the moon will position itself between the sun and the earth, until it hides part of its surface. Francisco Gálvez, the director of the El Torcal Astronomical Observatory, says that the maximum overlap will ... opticians. Gálvez warns of the risks of looking at the sun: “It has to be with eclipse glasses, never with sunglasses. Or through welder's glass grade 14 or 15. If eclipse glasses are used, it is important to ensure that the lenses are approved.” Another ... setting up the necessary logistics will be Gálvez himself. “The most interesting thing about this eclipse for those who connect is that we are going to see the sun through h-alpha and calcium filters. This will allow us to see the solar flares,” explains



Bernardo de Gálvez brings Macharaviaya and Galveston together

Eugenio Cabezas

...situated in the south of the state of Texas, at the end of the 18th century. Unsurprisingly, its name derives from 'Galveztown', in honour of the brave military officer Bernardo de Gálvez (1746-1786). Although they are separated by more than 8,000 ... kilometres, the two places feel much closer now, thanks to the start of the process to twin them. Period costume José Andrés Gálvez, who comes from the family of soldiers and politicans and bears a strong resemblence to his forefathers, once again dressed, ... as he does on 4 July every year, in the suit of the most famous member of the family, Bernardo de Gálvez. This was not the first twinning arranged for Macharaviaya in recent years: in 2012 it was officially linked to the town of Pensacola, in the



The Malaga man who gave the United States of America its name


Bernardo de Gálvez (Macharaviaya, 1746- Mexico, 1786), who married Isabel's sister Felicidad. In fact, it was De Gálvez who took over from Unzaga as the governor of Louisiana. The in-laws The links between the two families became even closer when they



Bernardo de Gálvez: from oblivion to fame

Manuel Olmedo

One might think that everything had already been said about Bernardo de Gálvez, the Macharaviaya-born military leader who fought against the British during the American War of Independence, but luckily that is not so. It seems as if new details or ... collaborator with the Bernardo de Gálvez Association, we are continuing to delve into archives in Spain and abroad with the help of Francisco Cabrera Pablos. The latest discovery is a panegyric in Latin, written in Mexico on 1 July 1785, which we found in an ... American library. This exciting discovery has enabled us to correct a few errors and inaccuracies, including some regarding De Gálvez’s second surname. Bernardo de Gálvez was born on 23 July, and the Calendar of Saints tells us that that is the saints



A virtual tribute to the Malaga hero of American independence

Eugenio Cabezas

...the small Axarquía village of Macharaviaya. Each year on 4 July the village pays tribute to Bernardo de Gálvez, a Spanish soldier who played a key role in the battle of Pensacola during the American War of Independence. After 10 years of organising ... reenactments of the battle, which saw Macharaviaya-born De Gálvez and his troops beat the English, this year the reenactment had to take place via the internet. During the 75-minute video conference, messages were exchanged between the cities of Pensacola ... village square, where since 2014 the Bernardo de Gálvez sculpture has stood, and dressed in period costume as well as the obligatory face mask, the mayor thanked the two US cities for their participation and said that despite the "critical situation we are



Joan Hunt OBE, founder of Cudeca, dies aged 92

Rachel Haynes Andalucía from the Junta de Andalucía in 2015. In 2013 Benalmádena town hall named the roundabout next to the hospice after Joan. The mayor, Paloma García Gálvez, spoke of the town’s “gratitude to and admiration for” Joan Hunt and said that “the president


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Gálvez & Picasso

Jennie Rhodes Macharaviaya

From Saturday the Museo de los Gálvez in Macharaviaya will once again be open to the public. The inaugural exhibition is a collection of 31 portraits of women by the artists Pablo Picasso and Alfredo Opisso. The museum also offers the opportunity ... to learn about the Gálvez family and the connections that Macharaviaya still has with the city of Pensacola in Florida, where the town's 'son', Bernardo de Gálvez led the Battle of Pensacola during the US War of Independence against Britain, including ... a collection of original stamps and envelopes which were used in correspondence by the Gálvez family, as well as a Playmobil representation of a play about the battle and other artefacts.



Provincial authority grants Bernardo de Gálvez posthumous honour


A proposal put forward by the PSOE to make Bernardo de Gálvez a 'hijo predilecto', or 'favourite son' of the province was approved by the Diputación provincial authority on Tuesday. The idea is similar to giving an important figure the keys to a ... city in the UK. The proposal was made during a visit by Socialist representatives to Macharaviaya last week, which is where de Gálvez was born in 1746. He was a military leader who fought against the British during the American War of Independence and ... played a key role in the Battle of Pensacola, Florida. Mayor of Macharaviaya, Antonio Campos, said, “The figure of Bernardo de Gálvez is more alive than ever; he is recognised as an honorary citizen in the USA and in March 2018 a statue of him will be


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Gálvez takes on British troops again to mark Independence Day

Jennie Rhodes

The village of Macharaviaya will be staging its annual Fourth of July celebrations with a parade through the streets of Malaga on Friday 6 July, starting from Plaza de la Marina at 7.30pm. This will commemorate the role of General Bernardo de Gálvez ... in the defeat of the British during the American War of Independence. When Juan Carlos III declared war on Great Britain in 1779, General Gálvez, after communication with Patrick Henry and Thomas Jefferson, started to help the patriots by securing



Embassy gets preview of planned triple tribute to Gálvez in the US


The Spanish embassy in Washington hosted the presentation on Tuesday of three tributes to the eighteenth-century war hero, Bernardo de Gálvez, who was born in Macharaviaya, in the Axarquía. An opera, film and statue of the Spanish military figure ... who led the Battle of Pensacola in 1781, during the American War of Independence, will each be premiered or unveiled in 2019 in the cities of Houston and Galveston in Texas. The opera, Yo Solo: Gálvez the Unsung Hero of the American Revolution - ... Let's Make Him Sing!, by Marec Béla Steffens, is due to premiere in spring next year in both cities, while a documentary film, directed by historian and documentary director and producer, Gary Foreman, and based on the book, Gálvez / Spain - Our



San Fernando stunned by bottom side Malagueño


...back just six minutes later by Pablo Sánchez's strike. In the second half, however, Hicham sealed the win when he coolly chipped the ball over goalkeeper Rubén Gálvez. Malagueño are now closing the gap and are eight points from safety in group IV of



Statue of Bernardo de Gálvez unveiled in Pensacola to commemorate the war hero


Representatives from the Axarquía have taken part in the unveiling of a statue of Bernardo de Gálvez in the city of Pensacola in Florida, USA. The event coincided with Gálvez Day, celebrated each year on 8 May in the city, to commemorate victory ... in the battle of Pensacola during the American War of Independence, which Bernardo de Gálvez led, on 8 May 1781. Social and economic legacy The Malaga provincial flag will also be raised at the TT Wentworth MuseumBernardo de Gálvez was born in ... The mayor of Macharaviaya referred to the economic and social opportunities that Bernardo de Gálvez's legacy has left, saying, “We must make the most of this opportunity to establish contacts and create synergies between our companies and the ones in



Illustrious Malaga family's story is back on display in home town

Jennie Rhodes Macharaviaya

The Gálvez museum (Museo de los Gálvez) in Macharaviaya opened its doors to the public once again on Saturday, 10 months later than planned, following an auguration ceremony which took place at the town's Jacinto church. Mayor Antonio Campos Garín ... bring life to the Gálvez family story. The museum, which first opened in 2005, pays tribute to the illustrious Gálvez family, who were politically influential both in Spain and the United States during the eighteenth century and who made Macharaviaya ... their home. Bernardo de Gálvez, who was born in the village in 1746, was a Spanish politician and soldier who led the Battle of Pensacola during the American War of Independence, blocking the British advance into Mississippi across the port of New



Young musical talent for American independence

Liz Parry

The Joven Orquesta Provincial de Málaga (JOPMA) and the even younger Orquesta Escuela which feeds into it gave a concert in the MVA Cultural Centre in Malaga on July 4th, billing it as a tribute to Bernardo de Gálvez. The orchestra association’s ... president, Tania Schoham, explained to the audience that de Gálvez, a Spanish military leader born in Macharaviaya, had helped America in its quest for independence from the British, so the concert on Independence Day would celebrate the contribution made by



Liberated US town to have own tribute to Malaga hero


The town of Pensacola in Florida, USA, is to have its own monument to Bernardo de Gálvez, the Spanish soldier who fought in the battle of Pensacola in 1781 against the British during the American War of Independence. The bronze statue will depict ... De Gálvez on his horse and lifting his hat as a sign of victory. The announcement coincided with ‘Gálvez Day‘ which is celebrated on 8 May every year in the town and at which representatives from Macharaviaya and Malaga were present this year.