So many times the name of Granada come to our minds when we think about the purest and most authentic flamenco in history. Granada has been (and is) the cradle of some of the most important flamenco artists. Names like Antonio Carmona, Jaime “El Parron”, the Morente Family or “Frasquito Yerbagüena” are the history of the purest Granadian flamenco. Granada is a flamenco city and its history proves it.
The city of the Alhambra strongly bets for flamenco shows, many houses and halls offer flamenco tablaos of high level to delight visitors who want to enjoy the essence of Granada.
This offer in the city is goes more diverse and of higher quality as it expands. More and more are the spaces that are less oriented towards the foreigner and more towards the quality of this artistic discipline that equally captivates nationals and foreigners.
A good example of this commitment to quality is that of the last of the tablaos in which we can enjoy flamenco in Granada. ‘Flamenco los Olvidados’. It owes its name to the place where it is located, the iconic Palace of the Forgotten, located at the foot of the Alhambra.
A RECOMMENDED SPACE TO ENJOY THE FLAMENCO IN GRANADA
The Palacio de los Olvidados is committed to a traditional and high quality flamenco, which makes it an unbeatable place to enjoy flamenco due to its location within the city and its history. The show takes place in a small theater located in the courtyard of the Palace of the Forgotten, a place where you can feel the enchantment of the city of Granada and enjoy the sounds and sensations of flamenco.
THE PERFECT COMBINATION OF THE DIFFERENT FLAMENCO STYLES
The ‘Flamenco los Olvidados’ perfectly shows the combination between the different styles of flamenco art. This unique environment also has a differential value, since it is possible to enjoy dancing with a bata de cola, castanets or faldón. An added value that is favored by an unparalleled environment and by the careful configuration of the paintings, made up of renowned artists from the surroundings of Granada and Andalusia.
AN UNMATCHABLE FRAME IN THE CITY
It is of special mention to remember that flamenco is an art declared Intangible Heritage of Humanity and that the Albaicín (a neighborhood in which the Palace of the Forgotten is inserted) is also declared a World Heritage Site.
As we have highlighted above, Granada is a city that evolves hand in hand with its culture, art and heritage. The commitment of the environment to professionalize and offer tourists and locals the purest traditional flamenco essence makes Granada an obligatory stop for lovers of this art.