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.
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.