Granada is undoubtedly one of the main references for flamenco in Spain, an art form that represents the present, the past and the future, with links to both tradition and the avant-garde. In addition, it is one of the richest and most complex cultural manifestations in the world. For all these reasons, UNESCO awarded flamenco its highest recognition in 2010: Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
A wonderful way to enjoy the art of flamenco in its purest form in Granada is in the company of the renowned master Antonio Vallejo. The show that plays out on the tablao (flamenco stage) takes the spectator on a journey of emotions, magic and strength through the most rhythmical palos (musical varieties) of flamenco: alegrías, tangos, soleá por bulerías, seguiriyas or bulerías. An all-inclusive show, with balanced tempos and of outstanding artistic quality.
Located on the unrivalled Mirador de San Nicolás lookout point opposite the Alhambra palace, this spot boasts the best atmosphere for enjoying the surrounding space and Granada’s gastronomy.
The dishes – based on traditional homemade Andalusian cuisine, prepared with the finest ingredients and accompanied by a personal selection of national and local wines – are in perfect harmony with the space, ensuring a magical and unforgettable experience.
The restaurant has a private dining area with unparalleled views of the Alhambra, allowing you to take in a spectacular landscape while savouring local flavours that will guarantee you a memorable evening.
On the other side of the city stands the Alhambra, the historical 13th-century palace complex – the most famous in Spain – where the Nasrid dynasty reigned until 1492. It was then that the Catholic kings conquered the city and built the Charles V palace, which, together with the Nasrid palaces, make this a must-see site for any visitor to Andalusia.
In addition to the inevitable visit to the main cultural monuments, Granada is famous for its traditional sweet known as a pionono cake, first created in La Isla cake shop in Pueblo de Santa Fe in 1945. A pionono is a sponge roll filled with syrup and sweet custard and topped with a toasted crown. They are still made today in the finest bakeries in Granada.