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Suggestion for 14 day itinerary for Spain

Jul 15th, 2016, 10:53 PM
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You could be thinking of the art market in front of the Fine Arts museum every Sunday morning (Mercadillo de Arte), or you also have the Sunday morning Bermejales arts and design market (from 11am to 3.30 pm). It's held in Avenida Alemania, the Hercules Gardens (Jardines de Hercules) and in Avenida Finlandia on different Sundays of each month.
http://www.visitasevilla.es/es/que-h...-y-mercadillos

The Bermejas arts and Crafts market is now closed for the summer, but it reopens in September: https://www.facebook.com/mercadosartesevilla/

Another kind of market, but a permanent one, and an idea for a lunch with the locals all days except Sundays. Calle Feria is very Sevilla and gives you a small town feel: shttp://azahar-sevilla.com/shopping/mercado-de-la-feria/
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Jul 18th, 2016, 10:11 PM
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Kimhe, thank you for taking time to give such wonderful suggestions. I think, we will just hang out in the markets and stroll around, without a fixed plan , for a Sunday in Seville. Will catch a show from the festivals in the evening ( looks like the labienal site is down for ticket sale)


I am looking into travelling by bus from Seville to Granada, as they seem to have more frequent buses than trains. Please do let me know if anything I should be aware of.


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Jul 19th, 2016, 12:04 AM
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To buy tickets to the Bienal, just click on the shows on the programme page. This is the way I always buy my tickets to the Bienal. http://www.labienal.com/en/programa/

Note that tickets to the greatest artists are now selling out, some are already sold out. I could give you recommendation on which performance to see during your stay, all is top quality but great variety in style.

All Sundays at noon, you can see fantastic cantaora Rocío Márquez in concert together with the sevillano Fahmi Alqhai in the San Luís de los Franceses Church in the local atmosphere Macarena district. (the only exception is Sunday 25th, that week the concert is Saturday 24th at noon): http://www.labienal.com/dialogos-de-...uevos-sones-3/

Rocío Márquez won the most prestigious flamenco song prize "La Lámpara Minera" a few years ago, and she's considered maybe the greatest talent in the business since Miguel Poveda in the early 1990's. Here from the competition: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwAnMBUXGLQ
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Jul 19th, 2016, 12:14 AM
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To buy tickets to the Bienal, just click on the shows on the programme page. This is the way I always buy my tickets to the Bienal. http://www.labienal.com/en/programa/

Note that tickets to the greatest artists are now selling out, some are already sold out. I could give you recommendation on which performance to see during your stay, all is top quality but great variety in style.

All Sundays at noon, you can see fantastic cantaora Rocío Márquez in concert together with the sevillano Fahmi Alqhai in the San Luís de los Franceses Church in the local atmosphere Macarena district. (the only exception is Sunday 25th, that week the concert is Saturday 24th at noon): http://www.labienal.com/dialogos-de-...uevos-sones-3/

Rocío Márquez won the most prestigious flamenco song prize "La Lámpara Minera" a few years ago, and she's considered maybe the greatest talent in the business since Miguel Poveda in the early 1990's. Here from the competition: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwAnMBUXGLQ
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Jul 20th, 2016, 03:38 PM
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@kimhe I will be in Seville Friday, September 23rd, Saturday, September 24th and Sunday, September 25th. Can you recommend which performance(s) we should see?
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Jul 20th, 2016, 05:39 PM
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Kimhe, thanks again. Tookvme sometime yo get back. Will be great if you can recommend some performances.
I will be in seville 23-25 nights ( same as previous post)and Granada 26-27 ( booked night visit for 10 pm on 27 th though), also do you recommend anything in sacramonte?

I am trying to book hotels and was looking into Hotel Becquer in Seville and either Shine albayzin or Casa Morsica in Granada. Any inputs on this or other similar options, close to attractions will be much appreciated.
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Jul 20th, 2016, 11:19 PM
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Four clear recommendations for these nights:

My #1 choice would be to see plain fantastic Olga Pericet in award winning Pisadas in the modern Teatro Central on Friday 23: http://www.labienal.com/pisadas-fin-...ipio-de-mujer/

Clip of Pericet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=632-AtbOjvE

The most popular male flamenco dancer today Farruquito in the huge Maeztransa theater on Friday 24: http://www.labienal.com/baile-moreno/

Clip of Farruquito: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhlN0zZEQDs

Legendary Antonio Canales in the old world Lope de Vega theater (the theater is an attraction in itself) on Sunday 25: http://www.labienal.com/trianero/

Clip of Canales at the last Bienal in 2014. Comes in after some 2 minutes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytfetdYVBHU

And it could be a very special experience to see cantaora/singer Rocío Márquez in concert together with the sevillano Fahmi Alqhai in the San Luís de los Franceses Church in the local atmosphere Macarena district on Saturday 24th at noon. I'm seeing this one week later: http://www.labienal.com/dialogos-de-...uevos-sones-3/

Flamenco in Sacromonte in Granada is a world apart from the Bienal. The Sacromonte shows are for tourists, but the experience in the Caves etc could of course be great, and only real deal artists here as well.

Hotel Bequer would be excellent in Sevilla. Close to everything (5-10 mins walk to the cathedral, Real Alcázar etc) and in the local atmosphere Arenal district. Also a very short walk over the Puente de Isabel/Triana bridge to the fascinating Triana district. Gets raving reviews: http://www.booking.com/hotel/es/becquer.en-gb.html

This Triana tapas tour starts 300 meters from the Hotel Bequer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mFE9k0E-2Y

In Granada, not much will beat the Shine Albayzín and Casa Morisca, Shine Albayzín is a little closer to downtown, the cathedral etc than Casa Morisca. Both get excellent reviews. Casa Morisca looks like an adventure but a little extra walk:
http://www.booking.com/hotel/es/shine-darro.en-gb.html
http://www.booking.com/hotel/es/casa-morisca.en-gb.html
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