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Cervantes Institute

The Cervantes Institute is one of the most popular institutes in Greece.

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1821 - )

    1991 Founded.

    2007 The library was named Carlos Onetti, in honour of the Uruguayan writer.

    2016 The building’s restoration was completed.

  2. Ottoman era (1453- 1821)

  3. Byzantine era (331 AC- 1453)

  4. Roman era (30 BC- 330 AC)

  5. Hellenistic era (322- 31 BC)

  6. Classical era (478-323 BC)

  7. Archaic era (800-479 BC)

  8. Geometric era (-1100- 800 BC)

  9. Prehistory (-1100 BC)

What I can see

The recent restoration of this eclectic building carried out by Angeles Mira of A&O 20 Architects, fully respected its architectural physiognomy, both externally and internally.

What I can't see

It housed the Spanish embassy and the Spanish diplomatic personnel. Since 1976, it has been the home of the “Queen Sofia” cultural institute, which was later renamed to Cervantes Institute. Its purpose is to promote the culture of the Spanish-speaking countries, the Spanish language and the other languages of Spain. The management of the largest network of Spanish libraries in the world is among its many responsibilities, as it has more than 90 branches around the globe. It collaborates with the elite of the Spanish and Latin American intelligentsia. In Athens, it collaborates with museums, publishing houses, theatres and other cultural institutions. The institute’s headquarters is located in Madrid, the birthplace of the author Miguel de Cervantes, known worldwide for his work “Don Quixote”.



Open House Athens, (2022), Ινστιτούτο Θερβάντες, [Instituto Cervantes Atenas], ΟΗΑ


Instituto Cervantes, (2023), Για μας, [About us], in

Last visit 6/8/2023