If you are to travel to Madrid, why not enjoy one of the most beautiful expressions of the Spanish culture: flamenco? In this article you will find a little guide to Discover Madrid stages. Fall lights, an almost sepulchral silence fills the entire stage, and suddenly, begin rattling heels followed by the sound of castanets and guitar. This spectacle captivated the first travelers who came to Spain and now, after several centuries, has not lost one iota of its magic. Although the cradle of flamenco is Andalusia, Madrid also holds numerous stages where you can witness an unforgettable spectacle. A look at the origins of flamenco at the beginning of the 15th century came the first Gypsies in Spain. Little by little, this community was endorsing edges Byzantine and Muslim as well as the salmodiales melodies and Mozarabic folk songs.
This amalgam of rhythms emerged flamenco which, in its infancy, only had the voices and las palmas. Later, this genre was enriched with other musical instruments such as the guitar, castanets and box but no doubt was the zapateo who gave him his magical and seductive touch. At the beginning of the 20th century the Flemish had already conquered the heart of Madrid and in the 1920s theaters hosting willingly Opera flamenco shows. A tour of the madrilenian stages in number 7 of the Torrija Street stands one of the most emblematic restaurants with flamenco in Madrid: the Cafe de Chinitas. Located in the basement of a palace dating back to the 17TH century, it welcomes the best Flamenco artists of the city. In an atmosphere that will make you travel to the 1940s, you can taste a Sobrassada red wine while you appreciate a unique spectacle.
Another restaurant with tablado flamenco which has more than three decades of existence is the Corral of the Pacheca. Its decoration castiza, their mythical sausages and, of course, the quality of its singers and dancers have been attracted to celebrities such as Pierce Brosnan, Isabel Pantoja and Anthony Quinn. Throughout the city you will find dozens of bars offering their own shows. Such is the case of Los Gabrieles, one of the most emblematic Flamenco bars of Madrid or La Solea, for those who want to depart from the conventional tourist routes. The most demanding must reach up to the Pena Flamenca reefer. Okay clarified many of these shows often end well late at night, therefore, it is best to bet on the Madrid hotels located in the Center.