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Alhama de Granada

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Sacromonte the gypsies and flamenco guitarists Quarter. The Albaicin morphs into Sacromonte via a barely noticeable fountain, but the atmosphere subtly changes. This is the home of an ancient and still considerable gitano population from whose clans many of Spain's best flamenco guitarists, singers and dancers have emerged. The gypsies originally lived in caves carved out of the hillside – some still do, although the majority have been converted into attractive tourist apartments, restaurants and night clubs. The area still has an anarchic energy, fed by late-night flamenco zambras. Although there are a few bona fide flamenco clubs, sadly most of these once-spontaneous gypsy festivities have become blatantly contrived for tourists, with entrance priced at anything the gitaro hosts feel like charging in exchange for a quick show and a small sherry. But this is still a barrio well worth experiencing. During Semana Santa, when religious statues are paraded through the streets, the mix of incense, candles and singing creates a highly-charged atmosphere.
*<do name="Trail Run Spain" alt="" address="Casa de la Inquisition" directions="Located in historic quarter" phone="" url="" hours="Varies" price="See website" lat="" long="">Running and Training ‘holidays’ based in the Comarca de Alhama and Poniente Granadino regions of Granada Province, Andalucia. These ‘holidays’ can be as easy or as hard as you wish. They can be used to prepare you for marathons, half marathons, ultras, stage races, races in high temperatures, deserts or altitude.</do>
*<do name="Cycling Country" alt="Cycling Country Bike Tours" address="Calle Salmerones 18" directions="3 mins walk uphill from tourist office" phone="+34 958 360 655" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Cycling Country offers guided and self led bike tours for all levels. Choose from 1 day trips to custom tours of 10 days. Ride around Alhama de Granada or further afield in Andalucia, Spain and even Portugal. Hybrid and road biking specialists. Bike hire available. Official tour operator of La Vuelta a España.</do>
  There is a good selection of rental properties on the owners direct website. Local hotels are relatively small but all adequate. There is one hotel with spectacular gorge views called Le Seguiriya. Just outside town there is a good hotel and spa with excellent restaurant called El Ventorro.
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