Classical Music Overlooking The Plains of Spain
Tickets are now available for the second International Music Festival of Trujillo, which will be staged in the Spanish town in Extremadura from 26 to 29 July 2012. The Medieval walled hilltop town overlooking the expansive plains of Extremadura, is three hours drive south west of Madrid and provides a dramatic backdrop for this classical music event.
The concerts will be held in the cloisters of the Palacio de los Duques de San Carlos, which overlooks the large main square of the town and the statue of its most famous resident, Francisco Pizarro, who conquered Peru and founded Lima.
This year’s programme includes the 11-person string ensemble, The Soloists of London, playing Vivaldi’s Four Seasons by candlelight, the soprano PilarJurado singing popular arias and the violinist Leticia Munoz Moreno. There are also two free concerts with performances from the OrquestaJoven del Bicentenario. This orchestra is made up of young musicians between aged 13 and 21 from Cadiz and Andalucia, who are under the tutelage of The Soloists of London. Tickets for the concerts range from 20 to 25 Euros.
Trujillo Villas Espana, the only villa operator in Trujillo, has availability in two historic properties from 20 to 28 July 2012. Villa Moritos is a conquistador’s house surrounded by secluded private gardens with a walled swimming pool and summer dining terrace. The house, which sleeps eight, is situated high up in the medieval part of the town with spectacular views over the plains to Portugal. The house is comfortably furnished with many original features. Prices for the week of 20 July cost £370 per person based on eight people sharing.
Or stay in a 16th century grand palacio and one of the most historic properties in Trujillo. Villa Piedras Albas has grand reception rooms, which lead out to a large ironwork balcony with views over square, which is full of cafes and restaurants. The swimming pool is set in a walled garden with a pavilion complete with a summer dining and games area. Prices start from £343 per person for a week based on eight people sharing.
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