Tamborrada / St. Sebastian’s Day

Music, Religious and Traditional Festival in San Sebastián

The 20th January is St. Sebastian’s Day and locals take that very seriously as  at midnight (19th – 20th) crowds pack Constitution Square, where the mayor raises the city’s flag to start 24 hours of non-stop drumming.  The drumming opens with the Sociedad Gaztelubide and representatives of other drum outfits who play to melodies by Sarriegui. Around 125 drum lines participate in the event every year, each bringing their own unique style and touch to the festivities.

Visiting Tamborrada / St. Sebastian’s Day

Address: Constitución Plaza, 143, 20003 Donostia, Gipuzkoa, Spain
Duration: 24 hours

Festival de la Guitarra

Music Festival in Córdoba

The Festival de la Guitarra or the The Cordoba Guitar Festival is a highly regarded international guitar festival usually during the first fortnight of July, located in Cordoba, in Spain. It is one of the cultural highlights of the city over the summer period.

As well as performances by well-known artists there are training courses around the city covering just about everything related to guitars and flamenco 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.

Training Programme

The Training Programme has courses in , ancient guitar, guitar making, classical guitar, flamenco guitar and, guitar styles old and new. It also includes courses in musical composition for the guitar, flamenco dance and flamenco singing.

Programme of Major Concerts and Shows

The other area is the Programme of Major Concerts and Shows, which taks place in locations all over the city, in venues as the Grand Theatre,  the Corredera Square, the Castle of the Christian Monarchs, the Royal Stables, the Congress Palace, Plaza Capuchinos, the Potro Inn or the Plaza de Tierra Andaluza. Over the years the festival has seen over the years some of the biggest names in flamenco, modern guitar, jazz guitar and classical or ancient music.


Visiting Festival de la Guitarra

Duration: 20 minutes

Festival Internacional de Música Sefardí

Music and Religious Festival in Córdoba

Since 2002 the Festival Internacional de Música Sefardí or International Sephardi Music Festival has been held every year at the Guadalquivir waterside Botanical Garden of Córdoba. This week long festival was originally known as the Festival of the Spanish Jewish Network called  “Sephardic Paths”. It is a meeting place for enthusiasts of the Jewish culture where the people can get a deeper understanding of the different traditions of Sephardic culture. There are concerts of the musical genre by Spanish and international artists alternate and talks and conferences. During the festival spectators can enjoy drinks, tea, cakes and typical dishes in the Sephardi tavern.

Visiting Festival Internacional de Música Sefardí

Hours: 22:00 hours. Opening of the venue at 9:00 p.m.
Price: All concerts are free admission until full capacity is reached.
Address: CORDOBA Avenida Linneo, s / n 14004
Telephone: +34 957200077
Duration: 20 minutes