Though originally taught and mastered in southern Spain, Flamenco has long time been a tradition in all of Spain, including of course beautiful Barcelona. As a form of Spanish folk music, it quickly caught on and it seemed as if people simply could not get enough of this type of dance. With a contagious rhythm alongside handclapping, and finger snapping, Flamenco quickly became something that the Spanish would be known for for years to come. Due to the mass popularity of the Flamenco, it was soon spread throughout the entire world whereas dozens of countries now practice and master it through classes and academies. In fact, there are actually more flamenco academies in Japan as of now than the number that has been counted in Spain, its place of origin.
No matter who or where Flamenco is being participated, it is certainly something that people from all over the world can enjoy and continue to progress in. On November 16th, 2010, UNESCO declared flamenco one of the “Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity. With such an incredible honor and with such passion for such a dance and rhythm all over the world, it is no wonder that UNESCO thought to add it to their list.
While in Barcelona, it is absolutely vital that anyone visiting for the first, second, third or however many times that you have been to this beautiful city, this activity to either see or participate in is at the top of your list. Reserve seats at one of the main venues or find another way that you can gaze upon the pure magnificence and beauty that will come along with being able to be in the presence of some of the world’s greatest Flamenco dancers. It is absolutely one opportunity that you will surely never forget.
Tablao Cordobes: Centrally located on Las Ramblas, this is the perfect start to a fantastic evening in the area. This place is known to host famous artists from all over the world that come to perform here and put on a show that you will surely never forget.
Palacio del Flamenco: A very elegant and popular place to see a flamenco show with the perfect mix of well-loved professional dancers along with unknown and younger talent in the process of making it big in the industry. Being an intimate venue, this is the perfect place for a couple to head to and enjoy!
Restaurante Nervion: With a fantastic location right in the center of old town and just around the corner from the Picasso Museum, Restaurante Nervion is a great place to head to for both a flamenco show and dinner!
Teatro Poliorama: A unique and special experience unlike any other, here at Teatro Poliorama guests can enjoy a fabulous fusion of theatrical style opera and flamenco. Located right at the end of Las Ramblas, it is easy to find and perfect for before or after dinner to head to!