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Canaries asks for culture space to be reopened in Madrid 

Madrid is being urged to reopen a cultural space closed because of the financial crisis so that the Canary Islands can promote itself to visitors.

Deputy minister of culture for the Canary Government, Aurelio González says the attraction was a huge success when it was open between 2009 and 2012.

During those three and a half years, it was visited by around 30,000 people who were able to learn more about the Canaries, its activities and traditional products. They were almost 7,000 books by Canary authors or on the topic of the archipelago and between 100 and 150 were sold every month.

There were also films and audio-visual presentations in addition to lectures, concerts, recitals and tastings of Canary wine. In all, there were 30 exhibitions that showing the creations of 80 Canary artists.

The Canary Government hopes space can be made available in the Casa de Canarias and a meeting has taken place with its president, Roberto Miño to this end.