Collioure Poet

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Antonio Machado: Literature in Collioure

Antonio Machado (1875-1939) - renowned Spanish poet is celebrated in Collioure by the annual Antonio Machado Day which is dedicated to his life and works. It is held every year in February, the month of his death, and as part of the dedication - there is international poetry competition as well as lectures, musical dance and exhibits about the poet.

Machado arrived in Collioure towards the end of the Spanish Civil War, after escaping Franco's dictatorship. Together with his mother, he crossed the Pyrenees on foot. He died in Collioure just a few months later in 1939. He and his mother are buried in the local cemetery.

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Fauvism work Collioure

Machado's home in Collioure