Cante de las Minas Museum (La Union - Murcia)

Cante de las Minas Museum (La Union)

In 1961, the first festival of “Cante de las Minas” was held. Since that day, its prestige and quality have not stopped growing, and today it is considered internationally as one of the most important flamenco festivals.

In this museum, one can learn about the history of the town of La Union through mining songs, which reflect the hard life of those who worked in the mines, as well as the social and economic contexts in which these songs were born.

Visitors will see the history of the International Festival of “Cante de las Minas”. The museum has a large documentary, audiovisual, and graphic archive of the festival, so it is possible to enjoy watching the evolution that it experienced since its inception in 1961. One can also see and hear the “cantes mineros” and the social circumstances from which they were born.

The museum is inside the “Piñón” House, a building that is the headquarters of the City Council of La Union, and that in addition to housing this museum, has a large collection of works of art, which have been loaned by the Museum of Fine Arts of the Region of Murcia.

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