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Instituto Cervantes Berlin

The youngest cultural institute

Only in 1991 did the Spanish state found the Instituto Cervantes, with the goal to promote the Spanish language as well as distribute the cultural assets of Spain and all Ibero-American countries into foreign countries. Yet by now, the non-profit public foundation is represented worldwide by 77 institutes in 41 countries. In the houses, one can get to know the Spanish and Latin American cultures up close and personal. The cultural programme offers a view into the diversity of this extensive cultural space: with original version film screenings, concerts, lectures, rotating exhibitions and readings of Spanish language authors, workshops and conferences. Thereby, big names as well as young talents get a chance to speak, in Spanish and in German. In Germany, the Instituto Cervantes exists in Hamburg, Munich, Bremen and since its official opening in March 2003, also in Berlin.