Joe Strummer Square
Enamored of Andalusia, Lorca and the city of Granada, Joe Strummer spent long periods of time in the lands of the South of Spain looking for himself and also for disconnection. Ten years after his death, the city that he loved has named a small square in the heart of the Realejo after him, in the old Jewish quarter of the city.
Due to the popular demand from fans on Facebook asking for Joe to be a part of the city, the City Council of Granada has ended up dedicating him a small space close to the Alhambra. In addition to his first wife,Gaby Slater, and his widow, Lucina Garland,an emotional concert in acoustic remembered the influential figure of the leader of The Clash. The features some Jose Antinio Garcia and Antonio Arias of 091 to which Joe godfather for “Más de 100 Lobos”, Paul Cook of The Mescaleros, Jem Finer of The Pogues or Richard Dudanski of the 101 ‘ers have done a review on some of the artist’s repertoire, without forgetting classics such as “Spanish Bombs” or “London Calling.
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A walk around Alicante
Beaches , great weather and many interesting places to visit are some of the many attractions Alicante has to offer. One of his most coveted beaches is Postiguet, in the city center, but there are numerous sandy beaches such as the beach of Saladar or Albureta beach, blue flag cataloged for its good swimming conditions and the quality of its services.
But apart from beaches, Alicante has outstanding monuments: the Basilica of Santa Maria, the Gravina Palace or Castle of Santa Barbara, on top of Mount Benacantil . By day, the old town is a pleasant neighborhood full of colorful houses and at night, it becomes a lively party area.
At the foot of the castle lies the colorful Barrio de Santa Cruz more like a bit of Andalusia who has been placed in the middle of the city of Alicante. White houses, flowered balconies and typical local food. A few meters from the beach and from the trendiest areas lies this wonderful place full of poetry.
Touring the nearby towns we find , about 30 kilometers from Alicante , Jijona village , famous home of turrón and ice-cream – where it is produced the prized Christmas sweet, both the variety of Jijona and Alicante. Here is the Museo del Turrón , which shows the process , promotion and distribution and where are preserved family memories of Sirvent Selfa founder of El Lobo and 1880 marks .
Another town closely linked to Christmas is Ibi , toy industry is so big that it is said to that here is the Magi ‘s store . In Ibi it was erected the first monument dedicated to the Magi in the world and, of course , it also has the Toy Museum , a tribute to the efforts of toy workers and employers found in La Casa Gran , a building of the eighteenth century . One of the most unique celebrations is the feast of “els Enfarinats ” , which takes place on December 28 , which was a clash of flour and firecrackers and that everyone who is exposed to the population approach.
And do not forget to visit Elche and its immense palm grove , the largest in Europe with over 200,000 copies and is part of the World Heritage, created by the first Muslims who founded the city .
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