Flamenco en la calle

Remnants of a wall that ringed the Albaycín in the 15th century, as seen from Sacromonte. Many of the homes in Sacromonte are called casas cuervas--cave homes--because they're built into the side of the hill.

Remnants of a wall that ringed the Albaycín in the 15th century as seen from the Sacromonte side. Many of the homes in Sacromonte are casas cuevas–cave homes–that are built into the side of the hill.

Flamenco is a genre of music and dance that comes from Andalucía. Although it’s strongly associated with gitanos or Roma people in Spain (think Gypsy Kings), the music has also been influenced by other cultures in the region.

The neighborhood adjacent to the Albaycín and even higher in the hills is called Sacromonte, and it’s known as a home to Roma people and to restaurants where you can see flamenco performances. We’re lucky to hear flamenco music almost every night from a plaza a few blocks away that has an incredible view of the Alhambra, and we’ve seen some really good street performers.

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2 thoughts on “Flamenco en la calle

  1. Pilar Liebl Lopez

    Felicidades – ya llegaron Ellen!! Que hermosa la ciudad de Grenada y gracias por compartir tus experiencias. Hi Ellen – I just checked in to your blog for the first time, accompanied with “un cafe bien caliente y un pan tostada con Nutella – ready to virtually immerse! Understandably, I was quickly lost in the history, culture and adventure and loved all the details and imagery – la bella vida! Thanks for sharing with those of us stuck back in the rat race that is the U.S.!! 😉 Saludos!

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    1. ellentveit Post author

      Hola Pilar!
      Si la vida en Granada es para nosotros hermosa y tranquila. Aun nuestro dueño, que he viajado muchisimo, nos digo que prefiere vivir aquí. Que suerte!

      Thanks for writing — take care.
      Ellen

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