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…

Mariana Pineda between history and legend

MARIANA PINEDA Mariana de Pineda y Muñoz, generally known as Mariana Pineda, (1 September 1804–26 May 1831) was an Andalusian national heroine. At a very young age, she married Manuel Peralta Valte, a liberal army officer, but was widowed in 1822 with two children. She became very involved in liberal causes. In 1828 she assisted…

The Gothic, Misteries and Legends

The Gothic and its Mystery José  Luis Corral is a  Spanish professor, historic, writer and author of same radio and TV programs deal  especially with Spanish Middle Age. He also published  historical articles and novels. In the 1992 he won the Silver Medal for the XXXIV  International Festival of Video and Television of New York…

Sacromonte history

THE SACROMONTE The Sacromonte is situated in Valparaíso Valley, facing the Alhambra. These emblematic places are located one on each side of the Darro River, whose name seems to come from the Latin expression “D’auro” (meaning of gold), due to the famous gold sediments found there. It is a lovely place with its banks and…