Nerja Russian IconsTo celebrate World Tourism Day 2012, Nerja Museum is free to enter today, Thursday September 27th.

As well as the normal exhibits, there will be lectures and workshops starting at midday and 5pm – ask in the museum for details. The purpose of World Tourism Day is to heighten the international community’s awareness of the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political and economic role.

Visitors to the museum will also be able to see the exhibition of 16th to 19th century Russian icons owned by the Faustino Orbegozo Eizaguirre Foundation.

The exhibition, called “Icons, where time does not exist” is composed of 58 pieces selected from the Faustino Orbegozo Eizaguirre Foundation collection and represents good examples of Russian iconography from that era. The icons will include depictions of the Virgin, the Pantocrator (Jesus), Biblical scenes and saints.

The Nerja History Museum is managed by the Nerja Caves Foundation, and is located at the back of Plaza España (behind the town hall/tourist office at the Balcon de Europa). The museum is open 10am to 7.30pm in summer 6 days a week (closed Mondays).

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