Get ready for the incredible Granada International Festival of Music and Dance

The annual International Festival of Music and Dance is one of the most impressive events in Granada, Spain. This year, the festival takes place from June 7 to July 14-2024, offering a variety of performances like modern dance, flamenco, ballet, famous artists, symphony concerts, and different attractive programs for everyone.

In addition, the Palace of Carlos V has major symphony concerts. There are dance and ballet shows at the Generalife Gardens. There are recitals in the Alhambra. Churches and monuments hold morning concerts. Granada attracts over 30,000 people each year to flamenco and world music shows. People love the magic of the shows.

1- History of the Granada Festival :

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The Granada Music and Dance Festival is one of the most popular early-summer events. It began in 1883 with symphonic concerts in the Palacio de Carlos V and the Cante Jondo Competition. In addition, the first festival was held in Aljibes de la Alhambra Square in 1922 with help from Federico García Lorca, Manuel de Falla, Ramón Gómez de la Serna, and Santiago Rusiñol.


2- The main concerts:

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The main festival concerts are symphony orchestra in the Palace de Carlos V, world music, dance, and ballets in the outdoor theater in the gardens of Del Generalife. The other performances in the Alhambra courtyard and the churches and monuments in Granada are just for concerts. Furthermore, the nights are for flamenco and world music in the Albaicin and Sacromonte. FEX International Music and Dance Festival is a mix of charity concerts with music from ancient to modern times, solo artists, dance, flamenco, and children’s activities. It presents the living arts, which make Granada a stage for unique emotions and experiences.


3- what to see in Granada?

For those visiting Granada to experience the impressive festivals, it would also be beneficial to explore the city’s rich historical heritage. Besides, it includes a multitude of architectural and artistic landmarks, as well as verdant public gardens.

  • The Alhambra

The Alhambra is the most prominent feature in Granada, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Furthermore, the Alhambra is not only a castle, palace, summer retreat, and enclosed town but also a unique and fascinating place. From the thirteenth to the fifteenth centuries, The Alhambra was the residence of the Moorish rulers of the Nasrid Dynasty, situated within ancient walls. This site was the final fortress held by the Moors in Spain.

  • Cathedral Santa María de la Encarnación :

The Cathedral of Santa María de la Encarnación is the most magnificent example of Renaissance architecture in Granada. The edifice was commissioned by Queen Isabella as a testament to the triumph of Christian Spain over the Moors. Its location on the former site of a mosque imbued with Gothic style lends the cathedral an additional layer of significance. Furthermore, the northwest side of the cathedral is embellished with lavish sculptures, while the entrance arch is adorned by statues of the Catholic Monarchs and bronze statuary of the Apostles.

  • Carmen de los Martires Gardens:

The Carmen de los Martires Gardens are one of the most attractive gardens in the city, with green spaces and lovely gardens containing beautiful flowerbeds, leafy paths, and small ponds. Its shaded walkways give a sanctuary from the powerful sun, and its gorgeous views of the landscape beyond Granada give a sense of space that can be lacking in the small city center.
The Carmen de los Martires is a charming set of gardens, a successful harmonization of French and English styling. The gardens and palace were partly repaired and now it is for ideal weddings, official receptions, and for taking walks.

  • Museum of Fine Arts:

Granada takes first place in the art museum for classic works houses over 2,000 pieces, including several major religious paintings and craves dating back to the 16th century. Moreover, this collection serves as a prompt for the Catholic conquest of Granada, and of successive Catholic monarchs trying to stamp their religion and identity on what had been the Moorish territory for around eight hundred years. Also, the museum has several works by different local artists as ‘’Alonzo Cano’’.
The Festival of Music and Dance attracts many visitors from all over the world because is a veritable explosion of art and a mixture of the incredible heritage of Granada with its places, monuments, and history.