The impressive, enchanting shadow of the Alhambra casts a magical spell upon all who pass through Granada. This is a city of legends created by gypsies and pirates, played out in the warren of the Albayzin, and in the inescapable presence of the ancient Moorish castle, the famous Alhambra. The Sierra Nevada Mountains provide an impressive backdrop and add to the enchanting feel of this miraculous place.
Granada, the Spanish word for the mythical fruit pomegranate, typifies this city that is a blend of ancient and modern cultures, old and modern lifestyles. Granada lies in the centre of Andalucía, the heart of Moorish Spain, and fuses its Islamic past and its Spanish present. This fusing of cultures is evident in the haunting sounds of Flamenco, a genre of music and dance, whose lingering impressions and frantic footsteps echo through the corridors and narrow alleyways of this city.
The hypnotic sounds of Flamenco express the haunting passion and sorrow of being alive, the rawness of life. This music is truly the muse of Andalucía. Granada is a charming city, vibrant with the music of Flamenco, sumptuous tapas, and local people who really know how to enjoy life. It has the dance-till-dawn nightlife of a big city with the comfortable close-knit feel of a small town with many cosy local bars and cafés.Read More