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Genalguacil listed among top cultural destinations

Artworks left behind in the village after last year's event.
Artworks left behind in the village after last year's event. / SUR
  • The village's cultural attraction is its Encuentro de Arte, held for two weeks in August every two years

Genalguacil, a village in Malaga province's Genal valley with barely 400 inhabitants, has been included in a list of Spain's top 100 cultural hotspots. The Culture Observatory, carried out by Fundación Contemporánea, is based on survey responses from 1,000 professionals in the cultural sector in Spain.

Genalguacil's cultural attraction is its Encuentro de Arte, held for two weeks in August every two years. Selected artists travel the winding mountain roads to create their artistic projects in the village, among the locals. They leave the results behind them as part of the village's artistic heritage.

Genalguacil was in 15th place on the Andalusian top 20 cultural projects list, which was headed by Seville's flamenco festival and Malaga's Picasso museum.

Malaga came fifth in the national list of cultural cities and the Picasso Museum was 16th in the overall top 60 cultural projects for Spain.