Flamenco show at the Teatro Real Theatre in Madrid

Flamenco, the music genre that will captivate you when you visit Spain


Flamenco is probably the most well-known music genre in Spain. It is an art with a long history and tradition. It was designated World Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO and, although its specific origin is unknown, it has its roots in Andalusia, where it is performed most often and became particularly popular.

Today, one of the best places to enjoy flamenco in Spain is at a tablao, a traditional live music café from “the golden age of flamenco” that you can find throughout the country. These cafés have launched a number of careers over the years: great singers such as Camarón de la Isla and Enrique Morente, dancers such as Carmen Amaya and Farruco, and guitarists such as Paco de Lucía. Madrid is sometimes considered as another province of Andalusia due to its great flamenco, and is the home to some of the best tablaos in the country, where you're guaranteed a great show and fantastic food.Go and see for yourself. You will feel yourself clapping along to the rhythm of the music in no time. It'll make you want to get up and dance as you shout: olé!And during your trip you can also learn to dance Sevillanas and tap your heels in time to the music in the traditional style.

 Dancer at the Flamenco Theatre in Madrid

The generation that followed Camarón de la Isla has been introducing new sounds and fusing other genres into flamenco, to create a new vision of the genre that is merged with tradition. Did you know that Rosalía is one of the new up-and-coming artists in the genre?When you visit Spain, you can also enjoy various routes that you will find at the heartland of flamenco: Andalusia. You can't leave without discovering the home of the music that is loved by the entire world.Begin your discovery by creating a playlist of the best flamenco for your trip to Spain.

Flamenco in the streets of Valencia.
Legs of a flamenco dancer
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