There is no unanimity about the origins of flamenco in Andalusia and in the south of Spain, and there is no shared opinion by all experts about the emergence of this local musical genre. The fact accepted by all flamenco experts is its mestizo character: what we can enjoy today in the tablaos is the result of the mixture of cultures and influences that have existed in southern Spain for centuries.
Flamenco is guitar music, singing and dancing, all with a burning passion.
Flamenco “tablaos” are the best places to see authentic flamenco shows, “Tablaos” are places where the singing, the guitar music, the foot-tapping and the clapping and dancing of the artists come together. These are some places where you can enjoy flamenco shows while staying with us at Quartiers Apartments.
The Flamenco Song Festival in San Pedro Alcántara
When staying on Costa del Sol in July, you can enjoy the yearly flamenco song festival in San Pedro Alcántara, where many famous flamenco artists perform.
Flamenco Show Ana María Los Chatos in Marbella
In the 60s, the Tablao Flamenco Ana María was inaugurated in Marbella. The venue where the shows take place is an old, charming building, full of tradition, located in the historic centre of Marbella. Well-known flamenco artists, such as Lola Flores, Camarón de la Isla, Aurora Vargas, Chiquetete and Antonio Canales among others have performed here.
Throughout the year, flamenco shows are performed from Tuesday to Saturday. On the walls, there are pictures of celebrities who have visited the place, such as Princess Margaret, former British minister Edward Heath, Sydney Poitier, the Kennedys, Nobel Prize winner Camilo José Cela and Pele, among many others.
Address: Plaza Santo Cristo, 4, Marbella.
Telephone: 667 38 49 46
Dinner with a flamenco show in El Gamonal
A live flamenco show is an experience that has to be lived in first person as it is the best way to feel up close the “passion and the duende” that represents this universal art. To enjoy 100% of a live show of flamenco singing and dancing, you can dine at the restaurant El Gamonal in San Pedro Alcántara.
Live flamenco always impresses the spectator. The passionate singing, the Spanish guitar, the ‘zapateao’, the clapping of hands, and the flamenco dancing create a passionate atmosphere emitted from the stage, transmitting the emotion and feeling that this wonderful art has to offer.
Address: Av. Lorenzo Morito Romero S/N, San Pedro de Alcantara
Telephone: 952 789 921 / 638 05 81 36
A Spanish night with a horse show, paella dinner and flamenco show
Enjoy a wonderful day with the family at Finca El Cartujano. At 18:00 a great equestrian show led by Salvador Sanchez with more than 15 spectacular Cartujanos horses in more than six numbers: High school dressage, Amazona, sevillanas and alegrías between horse and bailaora, a cobra (handling of mares linked to each other), tandem, doma vaquera with garrocha and more.
After the horse show and before dinner, you can spend time visiting the stables and taking pictures with riders and horses. You can also play minigolf for free or have a beer or a refreshment in the terrace bar.
At 19:45, the doors of the restaurant open. Dinner with homemade dishes, paella, ice cream and wines or soft drinks, is served.
At 21:30, the lights go out, and the fabulous flamenco show begins: Cantaor, guitarist and two bailaoras will perform for 55 minutes: Soleas, alegrías, fandangos, sevillanas and guajiras will delight the customers. To finish the evening, enjoy dancing rumbas.
Addess: Spanish Night Cartujano, Camino Campanales, Mijas Costa.
Telephone: +34 952 38 31 40 / +34 615 652 453