Blas Infante, Nerja

Blas Infante Pérez de Vargas, born in Casares on July 5th 1885, was a politician, writer, historian and musicologist, and is generally referred to as the father of Andalusian nationalism – Padre de la Patria Andaluza

Blas Infante was summarily executed on August 11th 1936 by Franco forces when they took over Sevilla at the start of the Spanish Civil War. Statues and busts of this influential figure in Andalucian history can be found in most towns in the region. In Nerja, a bust of Blas Infante is located n Plaza de Andalucia.

Blas Infante, Nerja

Blas Infante, Nerja

Blas Infante, Nerja