Music, architecture, historical heritage, paintings, photography, art, flamenco are only some of the alternatives a traveller can choose from this summer, especially those who are keen oncultural tourism. It is the perfect choice for people who like to make the most out of their free time to continue learning, growing and being nourished by the arts. For that purpose, we’ve made a selection of possible plans which suit a variety of tastes and preferences.
If you’re passionate about music, the Starlite Festival in the Marbella Auditorium “La Cantera” is offering an infinite range of concerts, competing for public excitement. Both national and international headliners present an exceptional line-up of the most diverse rhythms and genres. The following performances will take place between July and August, starring: The Beach Boys (August 23rd) Tom Jones (August 17th), Pet Shop Boys (July 30th), Julio Iglesias (August 13th), Alejandro Sanz (August 22nd), Rosario (August 16th), Sergio Dalma (August 7th), and Josep Carreras with AinhoaArteta (July 31st), amongst many others.
Viewing traditional paintings is another excellent option when it comes to cultural tourism. Many publicly funded museums all over Spain are offering a variety of exhibitions. El Greco by Bresgen, for example, can be seen in the Regional Museum of Albacete until August 31st, without paying the entry fees.
Cirque du Soleil in Tarragona
For people who are looking for something more unusual, Kooza, starting from July 11th, is a production by Cirque du Soleil that takes place in Portaventura, Tarragona. Prices range between 35 and 99 Euro, offering the possibility of booking your tickets in advance. The show directed by David Shiner travels back in time to the origins of the circus of this infamous company.
The exhibition La cuna de la humanidad (The Cradle of Humanity) offers the possibility of exploring our own essence by taking a journey through sites which explain the origins of the human being. This exhibition can be found at the Museum of Human Evolution in Burgos.
Art in its purest form
The exhibition State of Being, Kimono Dress is currently featured at the Fine Arts Museum in Bilbao. The connotations of the traditional Japanese garments are open to interpretation, and elicit the discovery of previously unexplored cultural nuances. You can visit the exhibition until October 13th.
Paintings, photographs, photo manipulations, designs, and illustrations come together in the exhibition titled “El Lissitzky. The experience of totality”. We invite you to admire the diverse manifestations of this Russian artist exhibited in the Picasso Museum in Malaga
Flamenco: culture engraved with a Spanish seal
For those inclined towards Spanish dances, En memoriadelcante: 1922, directed by Rafaela Carrasco, is a unique opportunity to enjoy flamenco ballet. This performance can be seen in Generalife Gardens of the Alhambra Palace in Granada. This performance offers its spectators a chance to see one of the most important events in the history of flamenco: elConcurso de CanteJondoof 1922 (Contest of the Deep Song), prompted by Manuel de Falla and Federico García Lorca. The event is on until August 30th.
After taking you on this tour through the alternatives of cultural tourism in Spain, including the possibility of attending spectacular shows such as Cirque du Soleil, enjoying traditional paintings by El Greco, participating in concerts of renowned artists, admiring exhibitions suitable for every taste, we were wondering, what your choice is going to be.