The Begur Music Festival this year marks its 40th edition, making it one of the most well-established and long-standing in the Girona region.
Performances are staged during the months of July and August at various venues around town: the Old School courtyard, Mas d’en Pinc, Esclanyà...
The festival offers first-class concerts and a wide variety of musical styles: pop, rock, jazz, soul, classical...
For further information and to book tickets: www.festivalbegur.cat
The Havanera is a musical genre that has been on a "return journey", having originated in the 19th century in Cuba out of the contra-dance folk style. The rhythm was modified through the ancestral input of African music performed by Cuban musicians, giving rise to what became known as the Havanera.
In Catalonia there has always been a tradition of local groups singing Havanera music in bars along the coast.
Begur is the venue for two particularly famous Havanera concerts. One is staged in August, in the Old School courtyard in the centre of Begur, and another down on the beach at Sa Riera. And the traditional flamed rum is in plentiful supply at both!!!
Havanera concert in Sa Riera (10 August 2016)
Havanera concert at the Old School (12 August 2017)
During the summer months, the Begur Tourism Office runs guided tours every Friday. An official guide takes visitors around all the Indies heritage sites in the town, offering explanations, stories and images. None of the visits include the interior of the houses, as they are all privately owned. For further information, you should contact the Tourism Office directly.