The Museum hosts the conference “Neo-Baroque Regionalist Architecture in Alcalá de Guadaíra” as part of the Regionalist Architecture Conference.

The activities will continue on May 7 with the lecture ‘Ceramics in the regionalist architecture of Alcalá de Guadaíra’, by the art historian and member of the Pisano Association, Paloma Castillo, and on May 8 the film ‘Hannibal, architect of Seville’ will be screened at the Gutiérrez de Alba theater.

The Museum of the city yesterday afternoon hosted the conference ‘Neo-Baroque regionalist architecture in Alcalá de Guadaíra’ by art historian Rocío Paneque Sánchez-Toscano, within the Conference ‘Alcalá de Guadaíra and regionalist architecture’ that are being held these days. In his presentation, he highlighted the importance of Villa Esperanza and Casa Talavera as references of the extensive legacy of the architect Juan Talavera in Alcalá de Henares.

In this regard, the municipal delegate of Culture and Heritage, Christopher Rivas, said that Rocío Paneque has offered attendees a lecture, which “has been a luxury to learn and deepen the importance of this type of architecture in our city and what was, and still is, its significance.

Rivas values the relief to two of Talavera’s best known buildings in the city, Villa Esperanza and Casa Talavera. “Its historical knowledge and its constructive and artistic value reinforce the recovery and enhancement projects we have been working on”.

Neo-Baroque regionalist architecture in Alcalá de Guadaíra' by art historian Rocío Paneque Sánchez-Toscano.

After yesterday’s conference, the conference will continue on May 7 with the presentation ‘Ceramics in the regionalist architecture of Alcalá de Guadaíra’, by the art historian and member of the Association Pisano, Paloma Castillo González. On May 8 (20:30 h) will be screened at the theater Gutierrez de Alba the film ‘Hannibal, architect of Seville’, whose tickets by invitation to collect at the House of Culture.

Rivas pointed out that “if there is a movement with great presence in Alcalá and that identifies how we are is regionalism, mainly by the hand of Juan Talavera. Therefore, the aim of these activities is to disseminate the historical context of the time, and the main elements that characterize regionalism as part of our culture”.