In the month of July, Cordoba becomes the City of the Guitar. The Cordoba Guitar Festival is one of the cultural highlights of the city over the summer period.
The Festival has gathered momentum and popularity both nationally and internationally, thanks to the top quality artists and excellent teachers who take part, and offers two complementary areas. The first of these is called the Training Programme, with courses in guitar making, ancient guitar, classical guitar, flamenco guitar or guitar styles old and new, as well as courses in musical composition for the guitar, flamenco dance and flamenco singing. The other area is the Programme of Major Concerts and Shows, which takes place all over the city, in such evocative venues as the Grand Theatre, the Castle of the Christian Monarchs, the Royal Stables, the Congress Palace, Plaza Capuchinos, the Corredera Square, the Potro Inn or the Plaza de Tierra Andaluza, transforms the nights of Cordoba into a real delight.
The festival has seen over the years some of the biggest names in flamenco, modern guitar, jazz guitar and classical or ancient music.
As well as this wide assortment of performances, the Festival's fringe also organises a large number of shows, concerts, films, exhibitions and conferences with the guitar as the focal point.
International Guitar Festival 2017: 30th June to 9th July.
For further information: www.guitarracordoba.org.