Presentation of the book “San Antón, history of a neighborhood”

Last Monday, June 13, at 7:30 p.m., at the Regional Crafts Center of Murcia, located at Calle Francisco Rabal, nº 6 de Murcia (Next to the Jardín del Salitre or de la Pólvora), the presentation of the second expanded and updated edition of the book by D. Antonio José Buendía Martínez called “San Antón, historia de un barrio”.

The first edition of this book was published on June 13, 2019, and in a few months all units were sold out. Therefore, the author has decided to launch a new edition, including new anecdotes from the neighborhood.

The talk-colloquium was attended by Mr. President of the Regional Assembly of Murcia, Mr. Alberto Castillo Baños and author of the prologue; as well as the General Director of Consumption and Crafts, Ms. Sonia Moreno Martínez; the journalist, lawyer and professor at UCAM, Mr. Juan Antonio de Heras y Tudela, and the painter and author of the book Mr. Antonio José Buendía Martínez, as well as other personalities and authorities invited to the event.

The book consists of fifteen chapters, of which thirteen of them talk about the history of more than 400 years of the San Antón neighborhood, some places that have already disappeared and that were emblematic for Murcia.

The other 2 chapters, of a more costumbrista nature, where customs, trades, games and objects from the 50s to 90s are described mainly. It is worth highlighting the numerous old and unpublished photos of the neighborhood and the rest of the topics it contains.


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