Our artists: bailaor José Manuel Álvarez

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Flamenco dancer in Barcelona

Today we’re going to talk about another of Palau Dalmases’ great flamenco artists. José Manuel Álvarez is a flamenco dancer born in Sevilla in 1985. He has worked with directors such as Rafael Estévez, Rubén Olmo, Marco Flores, Juan Carlos Lérida, Emilio Fernández, Javier Latorre and Pepa Gamboa and with artists such as Antonio Canales, Las Migas, tap dancer Roxane Butterfly, the company Increpación Danza and the master of tar Hamid Khabbazi.

At an international level, José Manuel has worked with Craig Rivel, with whom he joined forces in the musical “Flamen’ka Nueva” in Paris and London.

José Manuel Álvarez has been part of the Marco Flores’ company in the productions Laberíntica (2014) and Enter the Game (2016). He has also presented in a small format with Solo Con (Barcelona 2014), with the choreographic piece D-Structures at the Theater de la Ville (Paris 2014), Ángulo Muerto with Lucía Álvarez “La Piñona” (Barcelona 2015) and Hostal Pascual (Barcelona 2016) ).

He has performed in the Palau de la Música along with Maestros de la Guitarra and, in addition to Palau Dalmases, he has also dances in flamenco tablaos such as Villarrosa, Las Carboneras, El Corral de la Morería, El Cordobés, El tablao de Carmen…

Flamenco artist and teacher

He teaches at a professional level in Barcelona,? is also a guest lecturer at the Institut del Teatre and performs masterclasses in The Netherlands, France, Russia, Morocco and Japan.

In 2012 was awarded the Prize to the Free Dance by siguiriya at the national contest of La Perla de Cadiz.

José Manuel Álvarez, pure flamenco in Barcelona

We can tell you how well our bailaor José Manuel Álvarez dances, but there is nothing like enjoying live his flamenco show in Barcelona to discover the magic of this multidisciplinary artist and cast member.

Do not hesitate and buy your ticket for our flamenco passes. From Monday to Sunday, at 18:00, at 19:30 and at 21:30 you can enjoy the best flamenco dance in Barcelona.


Discover Palau Dalmases, a space for the best flamenco show in Barcelona

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A baroque palace in Barcelona

In Palau Dalmases you can enjoy one of the best flamenco shows in Barcelona, as well as having an Opera or Jazz night, or even book the place for your private event or wedding.

A space with 7 centuries of history

But do you know the story behind this incredible palace? Palau Dalmases Is a 17th century noble palace that had its origin in a 15th century, of which there are still several elements like the chapel, a starry vault or drawings of musician angels.

As soon as you enter through the door, there is something that grabs your attention like nothing else: a baroque patio with its staircase filled with columns and two rampant arches. Did you know that the staircase has a frieze representing the mythological rapture of Europe as well as Neptune’s carriage?

The best flamenco show in Barcelona is in Palau Dalmases

Celebrate your events in Barcelona in Palau Dalmases, or come and enjoy our flamenco shows. Palau Dalmases is a unique space located in the heart of Barcelona. You can find us in Montcada Street, right in front of the Picasso Museum. A magical, intimate and exciting setting, the perfect location to enjoy the best flamenco show in Barcelona. A building with 7 centuries of history that still has much to tell.

Come and see Barcelona’s Palau Dalmases

Do not hesitate and meet Palau Dalmases. We perform shows every day of the week and you can enjoy flamenco, opera and jazz shows in Barcelona. With more than 30 artists in our cast, we assure you will have an unforgettable evening that will bring tradition and art to you in a surprising way. Are you ready to join us on a magical night?


Our artists: flamenco guitarist Rafael Fernández

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One of the best current flamenco guitar players

Born in Barcelona on May 12th 1978, Rafael Fernández starts playing guitar at the young age of 10 with Juan Antonio España, initiating his journey to traditional flamenco, guitar and singing, at P.C.R. Los Aficionados in Cornellá de Llobregat.

His training as a guitarist continues with Julián Navarro ‘El Califa’, David Cerreduela, Israel Cerreduela, Rafael Riqueni, Manuel Catilla y Juan Ramón Caro, among others.

At the age of 17 he starts working at the following tablaos flamencos: ‘El Tablao de Carmen Amaya’, ‘El Cordobés’, ‘Flamenco Ramblas’, ‘Las cuevas de Luis Candela’, ‘Los Tarantos’, ‘Las Arenas’ or Palau Dalmases, where you can currently enjoy his art.

Rafael Fernández, musical director

As a composer, Rafael Fernández began as a musical director for Thisa Harbas’ Brazilian company along with Pol Vaquero, touring the most important Brazilian cities with the show called ‘Conecsao Flamenco’. He has also done some composition work for Antonio Canales’ ‘Cuatro Estaciones’ and for Monica Fernández and la Fundación Casa Partas’ company with which he toured Algeria on the 2009 Argel Tour.

Winner of the best flamenco project on 2016

Rafael is algo a member and co-founder of Babel Flamenco, a group of which he is a composer and performer. He released his debut album with them, called ‘Babel, camino a Itaca’, which won the SGAE prize for the best flamenco project in 2016 along with the best artists in the flamenco world like Dorantes, El Pele, Josemi Carmona, Esperanza Fernández or Javier Colina.

He has also been part of the flamenco show for international programmers, ‘Flamenco Ñ’ at Malaga’s Museo Picasso.

Come see the best flamenco show in Barcelona

Check for yourself the art in Rafael Fernández’s hands. Come see him and his fellow colleagues perform the best flamenco show at Palau Dalmases, every day of the week, at 18, 19:30 and 21:30.