25 Aug Granada : the Alhambra and its Music Festivals
As promised during the celebration of our 25 years on the road, we will start sharing some posts about our favourite places in Spain. In these uncertain times, we love to disconnect and dream about the coming future. The first thing that comes to my mind is Andalucia and the first city is Granada. Hurry travellers just stop to see the Alhambra and continue somewhere else. But this city is worthy for much more… Here is the Patio de Los Leones in Granada, but mostly for sure you never saw them under this light before. Our friend and music photographer of Pueblos Blancos Music Festival, JM Grimaldi jmgrimaldi.com was the lucky one and shared this moment with us.
Take some time for the best tapas around the Cathedral and behind the town hall. Go to the top of the Albayzin Quarter and San Nicolas and get lost walking down to Caldereria street, enjoy some mint teas and try to enjoy the caves of Sacromonte at night and the atmosphere at Paseo de Los Tristes, are just a few ideas, besides a half-day visiting the Alhambra, the fortress palaces and gardens….. Also, Granada is one of the most active cities in Spain in terms of music. Almost everyone there plays the guitar there You will meet some great street guitar players. Mostly joyful flamenco as rumbas & bulerias, but easily you can find in a cave with 6 people and one guitar moving around all night long. Granada celebrates every year the oldest music festival in Spain, the Festival de Musica y Danza de Granada, between June 20- July 10th which is also followed by the Granada International Guitar Festival. Enjoying one of the top world orchestras or ballets performing at the Palace of Carlos V, or live free concerts in the Pasiegas Square in the old part of Granada are just a few more options to think about staying longer in Granada. Hope you guess why is one of our fav places on Earth.
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