Find out all about our flamenco and opera shows in Barcelona at Palau Dalmases.
Find out all about our flamenco and opera shows in Barcelona at Palau Dalmases.
It’s already June and summer is just around the corner. If you’re planning your holidays in Barcelona, you’ll want to take advantage of your stay to see a flamenco show in Barcelona.
Flamenco and Barcelona have a century-old relationship. (If you don’t believe it, have a look at our article about the history of flamenco in Barcelona). So, visiting a flamenco show in Barcelona is a perfect plan for this summer to learn part of the city’s culture. What better way to do so than to going to one of the top rated flamenco shows in Barcelona on TripAdvisor with two consecutive Excellence Certificates?
If this summer you want to enjoy the art and magic of flamenco in its purest form, in Palau Dalmases you can do it iin a beautiful baroque palace in the centre of Barcelona.
You can choose between 18H, 19:30H and 21:30H from MONDAY to SUNDAY. Stop by the ticket office at Montcada Street, 20 (next to the Picasso Museum) and get your ticket for the show that suits you best.
If, on the other hand, you want to buy your flamenco ticket in advance, which we recommend, because the space is quite small, you can buy it comfortably through our website.
If you want to book a table to enjoy the best flamenco in Barcelona, we recommend you contact Palau Dalmases to arrange it (phone (+34) 933 10 06 73). We also advise you to arrive half an hour in advance to get the place you want. If you can’t reserve your table for our flamenco show, don’t worry! Palau Dalmases offers an intimate flamenco show very close to our artists. You will have a good view no matter where you sit!
Are you ready to enjoy the best flamenco show in Barcelona? Don’t hesitate anymore! We hope to see you this summer in Palau Dalmases.
Did you like our flamenco show and would you like to see some other show in the palace? You have several styles to choose from:
Palau Dalmases is not only a “tablao” for flamenco shows, it is also the perfect venue for events. If you are looking for an exclusive place, with all the charm and services to hold your event, Palau Dalmases is the events venue in Barcelona that you are looking for.
Do you want to have an event that is different, intimate and will surprise everyone? Do it in a baroque palace! Palau Dalmases is a historic palace, with fantastic architecture and differentiated spaces. You can hold your event in the interior hall or place your catering service in the courtyard of the palace outside.
Thanks to our experience with musicians of all genres, especially flamenco, opera and jazz, at Palau Dalmases we have an extensive portfolio of artists to make your event even more special. We organize from a private flamenco pass for the occasion or entertain your event with a pianist.
Palau Dalmases is located in Barcelona city centre (Calle Montcada,20), in the Born district. The locationb is perfect thanks to the good combination of public transport and it is not necessary to go there by car.
As you can see, Palau Dalmases is a versatile venue where you can hold all kinds of events, from weddings to influencer’ events.
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Are you an agency organizing an Influencer event in Barcelona? At Palau Dalmases we make sure that your event causes a sensation on Social Media. Our palace is the perfect venue: a courtyard with an impressive staircase, a stage, baroque decoration… What more could you ask for?
You can use both spaces for different activities: the outside for a brunch or dinner and the inside for presentations on our stage.
At Palau Dalmases we don’t just offer you the place. We also help you organize an unforgettable influencer event. We can include a private flamenco class for your influencers with our flamenco dancers.
If you think that our palace is the ideal venue for your influencer event, contact us and we will help you create an unforgettable experience.
Many couples seek to marry in castles and palaces in Barcelona. Normally these are located on the outskirts of the city, but, as we have mentioned, at Palau Dalmases you’ll celebrate your wedding at a palace in the city centre. You can hold the ceremony and catering in the courtyard and then have the party t in the inside.
Consult with us the schedules and prices to rent our palace for your wedding.
Palau Dalmases is also a perfect venue for corporate events, especially if your guests don’t know the Barcelona. You can arrange a lunch in the courtyard with a catering service and then take your guests to see one of our flamenco shows.
It’s a perfect plan to impress your team and show them some of Barcelona’s culture. You can even take a flamenco class with our dancers as a team building activity.
Contact us and organize your tailor-made event in Palau Dalmases!
If you have already visited our flamenco show in Barcelona, you have surely felt the rhythm of the flamenco box drum – or cajón– during the show. Nowadays this percussion instrument is an indispensable part of any flamenco band and it is almost impossible to imagine this genre without its characteristic sound.
However, the truth is that the relationship between the cajón and flamenco was only created a few decades ago. So what is the origin of the flamenco box drum?
The cajón is a musical instrument from Peru that has become popular thanks to the new flamenco, modern jazz and Afro-Latin-Caribbean music.
It is one of the few musical instruments where the artist sits on it while playing. In the case of Palau Dalmases, we have professional musicians like Lucas Balbo. Check out our time schedule on our website and don’t miss the best percussionists live.
This instrument is known internationally as the cajón flamenco or Spanish cajón, so its origin seems to be Spanish. However, in spite of creating one of the most recognisable sounds of flamenco, its origins are to be found in Peru, specifically in the black slave populations that were moved there after the Spanish colonisation.
Data on the Peruvian cajón have been available since the mid-19th century, and it was officially recognised as “Patrimonio Nacional del país” (National Heritage of the country) in 2001.
This instrument arose from the slaves’ need to continue manifesting their suffering through their music and songs. The Catholic Church in the seventeenth century had banned the use of drums for being considered pagan and for being a method of communication between slaves.
Therefore, it is believed that the slaves created the first box drums from wooden boxes that were used to transport goods and were easily replaceable if requisitioned. These first cajones have become a symbol of the struggle against colonial repression.
Due to the historical link between Spain and Latin America, it may seem that the cajón arrived to the Peninsula in a natural way, however this was not the case. The cajón did not reach flamenco until 1977.
The great flamenco tocaor, Paco de Lucía, discovered the Peruvian cajón at a party organized by the Spanish ambassador in Peru during one of his American tours. The sound of the cajón caught his attention and he began to incorporate it into his music. He used it for the first time in the Casa de Campotheatre in Madrid and, from that moment on, there was a cajón in every flamenco house.
The sobriety its sound fits more into flamenco than any other percussion instrument used up to that time. For this reason after Lucía’s return tu Spain, several drums wew imported to Spain and the instrument was quickly adopted by the composers of modern flamenco of that time.
From that moment on, the cajón box drum has become an irreplaceable instrument in flamenco performances and shows in Spain.
As we have already mentioned, the sober sound is key, but the cajón fits perfectly with flamenco music for many other reasons:
The first drums were played horizontally and the person playing it was sitting on a chair, but starting the 20th century, the current vertical shape of the cajón was popularized and the percussionist sat on top.
From those first drums until now, this cajón flamenco has evolved a lot, especially since it is used for percussion in flamenco. In this case, strings have been added inside, which creates that characteristic sandy sound, and the way in which the lid is fixed to the instrument’s case has also been modified.
These variations in recent decades are what differentiate the cajón flamenco from the original Peruvian cajón.
Depending on how it is played (with the hands, fingertips, etc.) you can get one sound or another and you can also enrich the drum’s sound by adding small metal objects inside, such as bells.
Currently the cajón flamenco can also be played with drumsticks or pedals more commonly used with drums. They are also creating the first digital or electroacoustic smaller cajones with a sound very faithful to its original.
In Palau Dalmases we have not only the best flamenco percussionists, but also an unbeatable crew of musicians and dancers. Get your tickets and don’t miss our daily flamenco shows at 18h, 19:30 and 21:30. See you!
Calle Montcada, 20
(+34) 933 10 06 73
MON to SUN: 6 pm - 7:30 pm - 9:30 pmOPERA SHOWS
THU: 11 pmJAZZ NIGHTS