Jan 11 2014
It was indeed a wonderful indeed! I can never forget Andalucia (Andalusia in Spanish). It is a region in Spain located in the south of the Iberian peninsula. It was my first visit in this country and I was amazed by the beauty of this land especially Andalucia. Indeed, I had a great experience during my 8-day trip.
Visiting Andalucia without experiencing some of its culture and tradition would not make your trip complete. Many cultural phenomena that are seen internationally as distinctively Spanish are largely or entirely Andalusian in origin. These include flamenco, bullfighting, and certain Moorish-influenced architectural styles.
Even though I visited some arenas where bullfighting were held in Spain, I did not really saw a live bullfighting. Our tour guide told us that is not allowed to do it anymore in most of the arenas in Spain.
I am glad that I did experienced its Moorish-influenced architectural style like the Alhambra in Granada, the Cathedral of Cordoba and other historic sites.
I believed the highlight of our visit was when I experienced for the first time their famous flamenco dance. It is a form of Spanish folk music and dance originated in Andalusia. It includes cante (singing), toque (guitar playing), baile (dance) and palmas (handclaps). During that show, I also admired the guitar man who really played this music instrument very well. I would suggest, he would visit the classic vandoren reeds at Musicians Friend. He can find all kinds of music gadgets and accessories in this site.
I did not regret booking this extra trip to El Albayzin , which was not included in our itinerary. We paid for it extra but the experience I had while watching this flamenco dance was priceless. I really enjoyed the show and the sightseeing we had in El Albayzin. It was indeed a very memorable night!
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