Sacromonte’s flamenco shows

Flameas deep cultural roots in our city that it goes back to the Century XVI.

The flamenco shows consists of several different palos (flamenco styles), from soleá to alegría. Watch as two dancers are accompanied by a passionate flamenco singer and a guitar player. Moor is not the same as Moslem. Moor comes from the Latin Mauroi, meaning an inhabitant of North Africa. The Carthaginians, for instance, came from North Africa. Moorish influence in the peninsula goes back thousands of years, but it was the Islamic invasion, by largely Berber armies in 711, that determined the main musical influences from North Africa. They called the Iberian Peninsula Al-Andalus, from which the name of Andalusia derives. The Moorish and Arab conquerors brought their musical forms to the Peninsula, and at the same time, probably gathered some native influence in their music. The Emirate, and later Caliphate of Córdoba became a centre of influence in both the Muslim and Christian worlds and it attracted musicians from all Islamic countries. One of those musicians was Zyriab, who imported forms of Persian music, revolutionized the shape and playing techniques of the Lute (which centuries later evolved into the vihuela and the guitar), adding a fifth string to it, and set the foundations for the Andalusian Nuba, the style of music in suite form still performed in North African countries.

If you are interested to see a flamenco show, it is a must to visit one of the Sacromonte’s zambras, see a flamenco show in the Albaicin, or enjoy a meal and a real live flamenco show in one of the flamenco restaurants in Granada. Settle into an atmospheric ‘tablao’ dance hall and experience the multisensory passion of flamenco as two dancers perform various styles, accompanied by the soulful melodies of a guitarist and singer.

Additional information

The flamenco shows operates daily from 8:00 pm, to 10:30 pm

The price for the flamenco shows they vary:
Without dinner: 20 €. Children (8-14) 12.5 €. Children(0-7) Free.
With Dinner: 60 €

Drinks are usually included.

Transport: By bus number C2 Plaza Nueva – Sacromonte.
Duration: 2.30 horas approximately. Caption 21:30 h and return: 24:00 h

Exploring The Alhambra

Overlooking the city of Granada, in southern Spain, is the unique and stunning palace of Alhambra called Qalat Al-Hamra wich means Red Castle in Arabic. Declared in 1984 a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The siege of the Alhambra took place in the year 1482 and it ended in 1492 when the King Muhammad XII of Granada was forced to sign a treaty which gave over the control of the Emirate of Granada.


Construction of the Alhambra

Originally constructed on the hill named Sabika as a small fortress in the year AD 889 on the remains of Roman fortifications. Founded by the ruler of the Nasrid dynasty, emir Mohammed I ibn Nasr, born in the Arjona region of the Andalusian province of Jaén in 1191 who came to power in 1232, the complex underwent frequent additions and changes during the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. Its walls enclosed a fortress, baths, mosques, tombs,  industries, and a number of palaces and gardens and they could be blocked and together with 30 watchtowers, and 4 gates it made impossible to penetrate in the event of a siege. The palace was the residence of the emirs who ruled this part of Spain in the 13th and 14th centuries. Twenty-three different Nasrid Emirs / Sultans had their residence here and ruled Granada from the founding of the dynasty in 1232 until 1492, making it one of the finest examples of the Moorish style in Islamic art and giving a vivid idea of the royal Arab residences in the medieval period.

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VISITING HOURS

From October 15 to March 31
Visiting days: Monday to Sunday.
From
8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Ticket office: from 08:00 to 18:00 h.

From April 1 to October 14
Visiting days: Monday to Sunday.
From 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Ticket office: from 08:00 to 20:00 h.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Access to the Nasrid Palaces must be made at the time indicated on the ticket.

 

BOOKING INFO

 

Tickets can only be bought from two places: directly from the Alhambra (either from the Alhambra ticket office or the Alhambra shop on Calle Reyes Católicos) or through the Caixa Bank.
http://www.alhambra-tickets.es

SERVICAIXA
If your question or doubt is exclusively related to the purchase, return and problems with the purchase of the tickets purchased by the internet (www.servicaixa.com) or through the Telephone +34 958 027 950 Banking of LA CAIXA.

VISITING HOURS

From October 15 to March 31
Visiting days: Monday to Sunday.
From
8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Ticket office: from 08:00 to 18:00 h.

From April 1 to October 14
Visiting days: Monday to Sunday.
From 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Ticket office: from 08:00 to 20:00 h.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Access to the Nasrid Palaces must be made at the time indicated on the ticket.

BOOKING INFO

Tickets can only be bought from two places: directly from the Alhambra (either from the Alhambra ticket office or the Alhambra shop on Calle Reyes Católicos) or through the Caixa Bank.
http://www.alhambra-tickets.es

SERVICAIXA
If your question or doubt is exclusively related to the purchase, return and problems with the purchase of the tickets purchased by the internet (www.servicaixa.com) or through the Telephone +34 958 027 950 Banking of LA CAIXA.

Ski resort Sierra Nevada.

Tourist Information

Sierra Nevada in Granada is the southernmost of Spain, just 32 kilometres from Granada by road and with good communications. and its offers excellent conditions to enjoy the ski slopes with more sunny days than anywhere else. … Hotels in the heart of the Sierra Nevada, and near the slopes of the ski resort.
 

 Attractions and Activities

Sierra Nevada for Children

To enjoy the snow with the children, you can go on snowmobile rides or snow racket walks.
Snow racket walks: 10 euros for 10 minutes from 5 to 12 years old
Toboggans: 10 euros one hour, from 5 years
Russian sled: 5 euros per person, where children from 4 to 7 years have to be accompanied by an adult.

Visit the Mirlo Blanco playground which offers many activities.