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what are the origins of flamenco performances that nowadays you can enjoy all over spain? – let’s have a deeper look..

unesco in 2010 has  declared flamenco an intangible cultural heritage of humanity and described as “..  an artistic expression fusing song (“cante”), dance (“baile”) and musicianship (“toque”)”.

routes of this art originally come from gypsy styles of andalusia, but through the centuries  andalusian styles have been mixed with other techniques coming from murcia and extremadura.

flamenco started being professionally performed for public since the XIX century and from that time performances have not change much(dancer accompanied by the song and guitar play).

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nowadays most popular places to enjoy the flamenco are “tablaos” (from the spanish floorboard). in ¨tablaos¨ you can see professional dancers showing their passionate art.

central flamenco cities with the oldest establishments and well-known artists regularly performing for the public are madrid, barcelona and sevilla.

in madrid you will have a great opportunity to enjoy flamenco in the world-known corral de la moreira. corral de la moreira, counting its history of more than 50 years,  is included in a book “1,000 places to see before you die”, and it is definitely not a tall talk.

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in corral de la moreira you will find authentic spanish music, dance, traditional cuisine and a list of celebrities, that have visited this place.

whenever you are travelling through barcelona, tablao cordobes is a “must” to visit among the other city gems. tablao cordobes is a small café-like place with the dining room next to the show stage, presents a perfect place to appreciate flamenco in an intimate atmosphere.

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this place, opened for public in 1970 has gained international recognition.

and sevilla – the “golden city”, also has something to show on this authentic route. casa de la memoria(¨house of memory¨) – you will not get a traditional dinner in this place, but explore flamenco in its purest representation.

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the performance  is settled in XVIII century andalucian palace. Moreover casa de la memoria offers to attend a large historical exhibition settled on its ground floor.

 

travel and compare which venue impresses you more!

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