Adventure at the Museum of Antequera


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Adventure at the Museum of Antequera

  1. 1. IIEESS PPeeddrroo EEssppiinnoossaa ((AAnntteeqquueerraa)) SSoocciiaall SSttuuddiieess,, EEnngglliisshh:: 11sstt ,, 22nndd SSeeccoonnddaarryy EEdduuccaattiioonn 1 1. Do you know these words in Spanish? Write them! town hall ______________ palace ______________ castle ______________ citadel ______________ convent ______________ arch ______________ church ______________ gate ______________ coat of arms ______________ chapel ______________ mountain ______________ mountain range ______________ ruins ______________ tomb ______________ marble ______________ bronze ______________ wood ______________ 2. Here you are some of the most important attractions in Antequera. Match the name to its definition. 1 “El Torcal” A Entrance to the ancient Arab medina. The outside of the arch bears the coat of arms of Fernando I. 1____ 2 The Alcazaba or Arab Citadel B Megalithic tomb. It is the largest in Europe. 2____ 3 The Lovers’ Rock C It is a monumental gate with three arches at one end of the Alameda Andalucia. It was constructed in 1998 to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the Real Feria de Agosto. This gate replaces one that was destroyed in 1931. 3____ 4 Dolmen of Mega D Officially opened in 1550, it is the first example of Andalusian Renaissance style. 4____ 5 Palace of Nájera E Fortress built in the 14th century to stop the Christian advance from the north, over Roman ruins. 5____ 6 Estepa Gate F It used to belong to a convent of the Franciscans, but it was expropriated by the government in 1836. 6____ 7 Royal Collegiate Church G A mountain that seen from a side angle looks like a person’s profile 7____ 8 The Town Hall H In the main chapel we can Antequera's patron saint. 8____ 9 Nuestra Señora de los Remedios Convent I It was built in the early 18th century by the Eslavas family. The Municipal Museum is housed here. 9____ 10 Arch of the Giants J Nature reserve in a mountain range located south of the city of Antequera. 10____
  2. 2. IIEESS PPeeddrroo EEssppiinnoossaa ((AAnntteeqquueerraa)) SSoocciiaall SSttuuddiieess,, EEnngglliisshh:: 11sstt ,, 22nndd SSeeccoonnddaarryy EEdduuccaattiioonn 2 3. In the next wordsearch there are 10 important attractions in Antequera. Can you find them? 4. Who am I? There are many famous people connected to Antequera. They were born here, lived here or are related to the city for some reasons. Write the name next to each sentence. José María Fernández - Pedro Espinosa - José Antonio Muñoz Rojas Ferdinand of Antequera – The Ephebe - Cristobal Toral – Pedro de Mena 1 I conquered Antequera in 1410. 2 I am a 16th century writer and poet. Your high school is named after me. 3 I am a translator and poet. I belonged to The Generation of 1936. 4 I was born in Cádiz, but I lived in Antequera since I was very young. I am a very famous painter. You can see some of my paintings in the museum. 5 I was born in 1881 in Antequera. I am a painter. A high school is named after me. 6 I am the most famous sculpture in Antequera. I am form Roman times. You can see me in the museum. 7 I was born in Granada. I made the wooden statue of Saint Francis that you can see in the Municipal Museum. Arch of the Giants Palace of Najera Dolmen of Menga Royal Collegiate Church El Torcal Alcazaba Estepa Gate Lovers Rock Town Hall
  3. 3. IIEESS PPeeddrroo EEssppiinnoossaa ((AAnntteeqquueerraa)) SSoocciiaall SSttuuddiieess,, EEnngglliisshh:: 11sstt ,, 22nndd SSeeccoonnddaarryy EEdduuccaattiioonn 3 5. Fill in the gaps with the words in the box. equestrian statue – Cristóbal Toral - Pedro de Mena – “Venus” - Tuesday – 20 halls - convent - Palacio de Najera – 1410 - The Ephebe - Prehistoric times The MUNICIPAL MUSEUM OF ANTEQUERA is located in the (1) ______________________ in the Plaza Coso Viejo. Also in the Plaza Coso Viejo, is the (2) ______________________ of the Infante Don Fernando, who conquered Antequera in (3) ______________________. You will also find the (4) ______________________ of Santa Clara Catalina de Siena. A visit to the (4) ______________________ of the museum offers a surprising variety of exhibition pieces and centuries of history, from (5) ______________________ to the present. The most important things to see are:  the first century Roman bronze statue, (6) ______________________, discovered in 1955 in a nearby farm.  the sculpture of Saint Francis, which was created by (7) ______________________, one of the best sculptors of his era. Some others are:  marble sculptures such as the (8) ______________________ , found in the Villa de La Estación.  works of José María Fernández and (9) ______________________ . Museum is open (10) ______________________ to Friday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 6. Match the piece of art to the material. The Ephebe Saint Francis “Venus” from Villa de la estacion wood bronze marble 6. Find in the wordsearch six pieces of art you can see in the museum. Write them. The E____________ S________ ________ V____________ S____________ P____________ J____________ Hint: three of them are in the previous exercise.