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Korean Cultural Center to open in Madrid on June 3

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism said it will open a Korean Cultural Center in Madrid, Spain, and hold a ceremony to mark the opening on June 3.

The new cultural center is located in central Madrid, and is equipped with an exhibition hall, a function hall with seating for 100, a library and three lecture rooms.

The opening ceremony be attended by nearly 200 people, including Korean Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Choung Byoung-gug, Korean ambassador to Spain Oh Dae-sung, Mercedes Elvira de Palacio Tascón, Vice Minister of Culture of Spain, and influential figures in politics, the government and the culture and art sectors of both countries.

The opening ceremony will be followed by a signboard hanging ceremony, concerts by the National Orchestra Company of Korea and Spain Millennium Choir and other events.

There are currently 17 Korean Culture Centers worldwide, including five in Europe. The newly opened center will be the sixth in Europe.

The Korean Cultural Center in Spain plans to run various lecture programs to introduce Korean culture and teach the Korean language. The center will also hold Korean film screenings and Korean painting exhibitions every Friday.

The Culture Ministry said in a June 1 press release that the newly opened center in Spain will run a Korean tourism attraction photo exhibition in mid-July and actively introduce Korean culture, including Korean TV dramas and K-pop artists, to help spread the Korean wave in Europe.

By Yoon Sojung Staff Writer


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