July 16, 2019
Staying at The Townhouse. Then you have got to try this...
Discover why Andalusian culture since 1464 AD has used Flamenco to show the hidden part of history, through an immersive flamenco heritage experience and watch an unforgettable flamenco performance at “Jardines de Zoraya”.
Your experience will begin learning about the origins of flamenco and music theory to facilitate a deeper enjoyment of the performance to come. You’ll learn the basics of rhythm by using the most primitive instrument of all: the palms of your hands. Then you’ll stroll through the silent streets of the Albayzín as your guide (a flamenco dancer who uses the traditional oral method to share the culture of Flamenco, an art that was passed down to him by the gypsy culture, family, street musicians and the elders of the neighborhood. He graduated from the professional Reina Sofía Conservatory of Dance in Granada and has performed in Spain, Dubai, Paris, Tokyo, Copenhagen, Singapore, Rome, Hong Kong, Marrakech, Mexico) shares stories about the roots of this legendary art. At the end we’ll discuss our thoughts about the connection between the artists and this legendary art form.
Not to be missed!
Join an Officially Guided Tour of Cordoba
July 16, 2019
Córdoba is the coexistence of cultures, legends, with history and art in every corner: The Christian, Jewish and Moorish queen!!
Tour this fabulous historical city with an official guide of the Junta de Andalucía and Authorised Guide of the Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba. Get to have the most complete experience and find out the most important things about Córdoba in 4 hours. Your tour is available to book in Spanish or English. Please, before booking, confirm that your language is available that day. You will get to understand about the three cultures that lived in Cordoba for centuries (especially the Islamic culture) that made Córdoba the most important city in the West during the 10th century.
You will visit the Fortress of Christian Kings and the Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba with calmly, enjoying its history, legends and mysteries. You will take a drink in the Jewish quarter where your guide can recommend other places you can visit and where to eat or drink something to enjoy Cordoba during your visit. You can not leave Córdoba without visiting its courtyards - you will have the opportunity to visit two and to know why they are an intangible heritage of Unesco.
Groups are a maximum of 10 people.
Malaga Wine and Tapas Tour
July 15, 2019
Why not join this unique tour led by Fernando, Andalusian chef and food luvvie.
Tour around Malaga's amazing city centre, visiting a few different wine/tapas and have a glass of wine in each one. Each wine is very important in your route, and you also will have some selected tapas pairing with some of the wines, making a harmony between them. You will visit 3 typical bars of Malaga where you will hear about the wine industry of the area.
Personal Guided Tour at El Torcal
July 15, 2019
Why not take part in a guided tour at the amazing, wonderful Torcal de Antequera.
There you are going to walk the Ammonites Route, where normally the access is strictly limited. El Torcal is a real rocky maze! This incredible landscape, which is unique in Europe is now a UNESCO World Heritage site. Your guide will show you very strange rocky figures like the Screw, the Hat and the Chest... which are amazing ! She will explain you how this landscape was created and you will try to spot some Spanish wild goats, vultures and fox. But above all, you will enjoy the hike in this marvellous landscape. The icing on the cake?! Drink a fresh beer under the sun! If you want you can also visit the Dolmens too. (This is not possible on Monday. Additional cost is required).
Spend a day with the Donkeys
July 15, 2019
Visit the biggest animal Sanctuary in Spain - El Refugio del Burrito - Their mission is to transform the quality of life for donkeys, mules and people in Spain through greater understanding, collaboration and support and by promoting lasting, mutually life-enhancing relationships. The objectives of El Refugio del Burrito are the provision of care, protection and permanent security for donkeys and mules which are in need due to abandonment, mistreatment or neglect
This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to El Refugio del Burrito.
You will have an authentic local experience of the life within an equine sanctuary that support sustainable, ethical, community-based tourism. You will share a half-day with our 76 rescued donkeys and mules and their local staff and volunteers, learning a lot about the behaviour and care of equines and you will have the chance to even help us in rehabilitating them!
White Water Rafting on The Rio Genil
July 15, 2019
Your tour will start at Cuevas Bajas (40 minutes from Iznájar), where you will be provided with a wetsuit, life jacket and a helmet. From the facilities you will be taken to the Genil River, in the case of the stretch of white water, to El Tejar (Benamejí), about 15 minutes. At the beginning of the activity, your specialised guide will give some basic notions for you to know how to act facing the possible difficulties of the river. The fun descent begins with a multitude of games and rapids of grade II-III. Once the tour is over, the drivers will wait for you again to take you to the facilities where you can shower and change clothes.
The World's Best Olive Oils
Most of the best olive oils in the world are produced in Andalucia and and Córdoba - and the No.1 olive oil in the world is produced just 30 minutes away from The Townhouse, Iznájar .