Teatro de Falla, Cadiz
Close to Parque Genoves, just behind my residence and at the side of the Medicine University (the oldest in Spain) is this Theater very well known in Spain for its Carnival sessions and festivals.
For a month before Carnival there is a Carnival Concourse... you can also see at Canal Sur TV lol
The name comes from the compositor Manuel de Falla that was born here
Al lado de la Universidad de Medicina (la mas antigua de España) y muy cerca del Colegio mayor donde vivía y el Parque Genoves esta el Teatro de Falla. En España y especialmente en Andalucía es famoso por el concurso carnavalesco, que por cierto empezara pronto, menos mal que tenemos Canal Sur los que no podemos ir en persona!
Es en honor de Manuel de Falla que nació en Cádiz
Following Sacramento street and then walk at the left, we will finally arrive to the Beach called La Caleta, here you will find the ficus giant, the two castles …
We came across the Gran Theatre Manuel de Falla in Plaza de Falla and aside from the color which makes stand out, the architecture is very reminiscent of the arches to be found in the Alhambra and Medinat a-Zahara, which is to say it very much makes the building a very striking architectural piece. Sadly we did not have enough time to enjoy a show, wonder what the interior is like. We had no idea what the building was until we looked it up, the following is what I found on the internet.....
The original Gran Teatro was constructed in 1871 by the architect García del Alamo, and was destroyed by a fire in August, 1881. The current theatre was built between 1884 and 1905 over the remains of the previous Gran Teatro. The architect was Adolfo Morales de los Rios, and the overseer of construction was Juan Cabrera de la Torre. The outside was covered in red bricks and is of a neo-Mudejar or Moorish revival style. Following renovations in the 1920s, the theatre was renamed the Gran Teatro Falla, in honor of composer Manuel de Falla, who is buried in the crypt of the cathedral. After a period of disrepair in the 1980s, the theatre has since undergone extensive renovation.