If you are looking for a true flamenco experience, it is not necessary to go further south than the Catalan capital, where Andalusia hides in the most unexpected ways and places. We crossed the city to explore two enchanting venues, each with their own charm and personality.
Join us on a cultural journey full of tradition and spectacular experiences!
Atelier Moda Flamenca
In the romantic labyrinth of narrow streets in the historic city center of Barcelona, you will find this lovely little atelier, owned and run by the enthusiastic and creative Mercedes. She is a Barcelona-born designer with Andalusian roots, which she explores in every way possible in her flamenco gowns, jewelry and other accessories. In the atelier it is not just the designer working – you can join her and make your own piece of flamenco art! One of the experiences she offers is decorating a canvas bag with the original materials she uses for her own work. But flamenco would not be flamenco if there weren´t at least a little dance and music involved. Enjoy the unique possibility to discover the passion of this southern tradition at an authentic demonstration with professional dancers and sensual music. The private, intimate atmosphere of the atelier is perfect for small group events up to 30 people.
Tablao de Carmen at Poble Espanyol
The Poble Espanyol, literally “Spanish Village”, at the foot of the Montjuic hill is home to all the authentic corners of Spain. As soon as you enter the village, Andalusia is just a few steps away. The traditional white houses welcome you to a unique south-in-the-north atmosphere, where on the street, you can almost hear the bailaoras dance and the cantaores sing. There is a big chance that those hypnotizing sounds are coming from Tablao the Carmen, the ideal flamenco experience for bigger group events. This venue is extravagant at first sight, yet the intimate ambience makes you feel at home instantly. While you are enjoying a traditional meal, some (delicious!) tapas, or a drink, the show keeps going on stage, where a group of talented artists perform impressive spectacles of the purest flamenco you can imagine. Don´t expect to keep seated – the southern alegría will get you on your feet too!
See you soon!