Officially verified as the oldest music conservatory in the Americas (founded in 1743), this regal building hides what you might call an ‘old-school’ music college. In its Alhambra-esque courtyard, you can sit and seek romantic inspiration as the sound of trumpet stabs and guitar arpeggios emanates from the surrounding classrooms. It’s a beautiful experience. There are free concerts on Thursdays at 8pm.