The first romantic travellers, probably our firsts tourists, left their mark in their writings of the suprise and enchantment produced, in them, by the exotism of a passionate and hospitable Andalucía, that had in flamenco a common denominator of the most authentic popular expression and different in respect to other peoples.
In it, as time went by, flamenco has passed by various states of 'gracia' until arriving at the actual moment of great diffusion and international and national recognition. More than 20 million tourists arrive at Andalucía every year attracted by different motivations, the sun and beach, golf, congresses, conventions, incentives, nature, monuments, gastronomy, rural world, health, etc.;and nearly all have a reference (although it may be vague) or even have lived (although not authentically) flamenco.
There are still very few who, in a illustrated and planned form, come to Andalucia to enjoy the flamenco tourism. It is our intention that those who wish to know flamenco in Andalucia by tourism, find in this site, ordered and varied references that help you know by a incipient form, of the great cultural and festive treasure, that flamenco supposes.
Our pretension is to offer the traveller who plans to visit Andalucía, to those who are travelling through or simply living in it, a useful and colourful tool, to start to know the history of flamenco and to learn to differentiate one style from another, and at the same time dispose of the necessary addresses and activities that favour, in many cases, a first contact with Flamenco in Andalucía.
History and origins of Flamenco
In a quick exercise of imagination we could be transported to Arabic Spain, since the modulations and melisimas that define the flamenco genre could come from the monochord Islamic chants.
Tourist vision of Flamenco
Planes and stony grounds, mountains and hillsides, rockrose and almond trees... Andalucía is a melting pot. When the ravines of Despeñaperros let the first rays of light into the eyes of those from elsewhere, the darkness of the infinite reflects in them.