At the foot of the Sierra Nevada, one of the most interesting cities in Andalusia opens up. The fact of being the last city to be reconquered by the Catholic Monarchs in 1492 gives Granada an unmistakable Arab aroma, notable in its gastronomy, crafts and urban planning. Architectural jewels from the Renaissance and the most modern facilities typical of the 21st century are added to the impressive Andalusian legacy. Fountains, viewpoints and Cármenes, the houses surrounded by characteristic gardens of this city, contribute to creating unforgettable corners. Not in vain the Albaicín is World Heritage along with La Alhambra and the Generalife. And, if it rains, there is also a plan.
The Science Park is an interactive science museum of 70,000 m2, located a few minutes walk from the historic center of Granada. Since its inauguration in 1995, it has been the most visited museum in Andalusia, which has consolidated it as an international reference center for scientific dissemination in southern Europe. It is open all year, from Tuesday to Sunday, and offers activities and exhibitions for all audiences.
Among its seven permanent exhibition pavilions and 5,000 m2 of temporary exhibitions you will find spaces such as: the Digital Planetarium, the BioDome, the Cultural Gallery, the Library, the Cinemas, the Auditorium and the Windows to Science… They bring together health, the environment, architecture, literature , physics, chemistry, mechanics and astronomy, among other topics.
tablao the dawn
He Tablao Flamenco La Alboreá It is located in a privileged area of the city, right in the historic center of the capital, a few minutes from the main tourist attractions, such as Albaicín, Plaza Nueva, Alhambra, Cathedral or Sacromonte. This is complemented by a unique and welcoming space where every day singing, playing and dancing are conjured up in a traditional flamenco showAt the same time professional and above all, very pure.
Once inside La Alboreá, the attendee has the possibility of choosing between being close to the tablao in the main stands or the intimate atmosphere of the reserved ones on the upper floor, where exquisite dinners are served. The proximity of the public, very close to the tablao, allows us to vibrate with the passion and feeling linked to this Unesco heritage multicultural art.
Orchard of San Vicente
The Huerta de San Vicente is located among gardens; fruit trees and an everlasting smell of jasmine in the extreme southeast of the city, in the heart of the Federico García Lorca Park, a ten-minute walk from the center. This house-museum inaugurated in 1995 in homage to the most universal poet of the Generation of ’27 is that the old Summer residence of the García Lorca, which largely preserves the original objects and the arrangement that the writer knew in the seasons he spent there between 1926 and 1936.
The baby grand piano, with which the poet composed songs for his nephews, his old gramophone or the desk in his room, where he wrote or corrected mature works such as Gypsy romance and Blood Wedding impregnate the visit with a melancholic air. On the afternoon of August 9, 1936, García Lorca abruptly and forever left the Huerta de San Vicente: he was seeking refuge after the outbreak of hostilities in the Civil War. A few days later, he would be arrested and later shot in the Barranco de Víznar.
Cover photo | Jorge Fernandez Salas