Goodbye Niño de las Almendras

El Albaicín loses another piece of its historical heritages. Friday evening died José Ferrer González, cantaor flamenco known as “El Niño de las Almendras”. In this way an age of flamenco ends, the flamenco of the struggle and of the poverty. The flamenco guitarist and singer was born in Granada in the Albaicín district. When…

St John’s Eve

St John’s Eve (June 24) is related to the celebrations of the arrival of the summer solstice ritual where the fire had the main importance. This was to “give more power to the sun”, because in these days it becomes “weak” and the days shorter. Fire also had the role of “purification” for people watching…

Andalucia´s gastro-market opens in Cordoba

Cordoba’s new gastro-market, Mercado Victoria, has opened this week; just in time for the city’s famous Patios Festival (8-19 May). It is the first gourmet market in Andalucia, similar in concept to the popular San Miguel market in Madrid, and promises to be a major new attraction for Cordoba – a city which is fast…