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.
Valentine’s Day is already around the corner! We already know that every day is a good day to tell your loved ones how much you love them, but Valentine’s Day is also a perfect occasion to enjoy the city and make a special activity as a couple, such as spending the evening in Palau Dalmases.
In this post, we give you 3 reasons why spending Valentine’s Day at Palau Dalmases is a perfect plan for this special day.
In Palau Dalmases you will not only be able to admire its beauty, but you will also be able to enjoy one of the best flamenco shows in Barcelona: with a TripAdvisor‘s certificate of excellence and also winner of the Experts Choice Awards in 2017 and 2018.
Flamenco is pure passion, so what’s better than spending Valentine’s Day with the best flamenco artists in the city, with live music, and in an intimate and romantic venue? The show takes place at 19:30h and 21:30h, with a duration of 1 hour and includes a drink with the ticket (30€).
Space is limited, so if you still don’t have a Valentine’s Day date, buy your ticket for the Flamenco show in Barcelona at Palau Dalmases.
Palau Dalmases is an authentic manorial palace that dates from the 17th century and is located in the heart of Barcelona, specifically in the Born district, in Montcada street. Its charming baroque courtyard next to a staircase with Solomonic columns creates a dreamy atmosphere for a romantic night. No wonder many couples choose Palau Dalmases as their wedding’s venue!
To visit Palau Dalmases is to discover a jewel of Barcelona that many locals still do not know. In addition, the palace has a fascinating history worth unraveling…
This year Valentine’s Day takes place on a Friday, perfect! We have the perfect pre-Valentine date for you. If you and your partner like opera, you are the lucky ones, because every Thursday, Palau Dalmases offers a fantastic opera show with the Petita Companyia Lírica de Barcelona at 21:30h. It’s a perfect plan to have a drink and enjoy the beautiful voices of these magnificent singers.
Do you still need more reasons to spend Valentine’s Day at Palau Dalmases? Take advantage of the occasion and this year treat your partner to an experience full of music and history. Happy Valentine’s Day!
During the flamenco dance show of Palau Dalmases you will find the best flamenco dancing in Barcelona in a unique and exceptional setting: a baroque palace in the centre of Barcelona. Our flamenco show features flamenco singing, live music (flamenco guitar and flamenco box drum) and of course flamenco dancing. Our dancers capture all the attention and the audience fall in love with their movements full of feeling and passion.
The strong emotional charge during their performances and the magical atmosphere created in a tablao make seeing a flamenco show in Barcelona a highly recommendable experience.
But do you know the characteristics of flamenco dance? Do you know its history? We will tell you about it below
Flamenco dance is an art form that originated in Andalusia. It is more than two centuries old and has constantly evolved over the years. Its golden age took place between 1869 and 1929.
Flamenco dance is historically accompanied by the guitar, on which it completely depends on to follow the beat and rhythm. As you will know after reading this other article, the ‘cajón flamenco’ (or flamenco box drum) joined this art much later.
The flamenco dancing that we know nowadays and can see in our flamenco show in Barcelona is the result of centuries of evolution and integration of elements from other cultures. With the evolution of flamenco music, flamenco dance was born later on. It was first documented as a structured and recognizable dance in the 18th century.
In the origins of flamenco, the importance lay in the voice of the cantaores (flamenco singers). With time, the feeling and passion lavished by the dancers on the stages of the old tablaos flamencos (the Cafés Cantante) ended up monopolizing all the public’s attention and finally the dancing began to steal the singing’s spotlight.
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Flamenco originated in Andalusia, but this art form spread throughout the country, reaching Catalan lands at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries. Barcelona became one of the main cities for flamenco activity, due to the settlement of Catalan gypsies and immigration to the city. Barcelona, being a port city, has always been open to different cultures.
That’s why it is not surprising to find flamenco dance shows in Barcelona with such quality and with renowned artists nowadays.
Do you want to know more? Find out more about the history of flamenco in Barcelona
The dancers perform each piece with body swaying, arm movements, and the famous ‘zapateos’ (rhythmic footwork) according to each ‘palo flamenco”, always accompanied by the melody of the guitar and the deep voice of the cantaor or cantaora.
In a flamenco show, the bailaor or bailaora (flamenco dancer) physically interprets the lyrics of the songs, although it can be abstract, as it does not have a clear plot. He or she combines smooth, sensual movements with intense moments of footwork and twists. It is a dance that requires great concentration and improvisation skills.
In the case of a flamenco show with two dancers, as it is also the case of Palau Dalmases, the dances are usually very intense and with a lot of feeling, as the artists maintain a kind of competition between them.
Uff, more than fifty! Actually, naming them ‘types of dances’ is not the most correct way . They should be called palos flamencos. Each palo flamenco has its own tempo, origin, type of lyrics and music that differentiates some palos from others. They are grouped differently according to their origin, metrics or the type of accompaniment they have, etc.
Thus, the structure of the song, the movements and the intensity of the performance depend on the type of “dance” or “palo” that is performed.
Of course, improvisation and the personal stamp of the performer is common in flamenco singing, music and dancing. Therefore, each flamenco show at Palau Dalmases is unique and unrepeatable.
Do you want to experience the best flamenco dancing in Barcelona in a beautiful castle? Come to Palau Dalmases and enjoy the best flamenco dancers every day of the week!
The Three Wise Men have already passed through Barcelona and we hope they have left you nice gifts. Although if this was not the case, our suggestion is to treat yourself with an hour of our flamenco show in a 16th Century baroque palace as you have never seen before: our flamenco show in Palau Dalmases!
Our Palau Dalmases is located in the middle of the Born neighborhood, Montcada Street which was in early times a cultural, arts and business neuralgic spot. Many important artists have visited the place. What you are about to discover is a hidden treasure in the busy city of Barcelona.
Once you cross its doors, you will feel invited to look at and discover every side of the little palace.
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You will not only find a piece of architecture, or pieces of antique art and furniture to be amazed by, but also a great flamenco show in order to warm up in these winter days the city is going through. From January to the 29th of February you’ll be able to go to two daily flamenco shows at 7.30pm and 9.30pm except on Thursdays, when there’s only a show at 7.30pm.
You’ll be enjoying the artistry from musicians and dancers on a very special stage. Our palace will gracefully welcome you and you will also be sitting very close to the flamenco artists.
The allocation of seats will be made according to the date of purchase of the tickets, depending on the availability in each row.
Finally, the ticket costs 30€ and includes a drink, so do not hesitate to grab your favorite cocktail to enjoy your evening even more. (Reduced prize for children under 12: 15€)
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Apart from our flamenco shows, every Thursday at 9:30pm, the Opera Company, La Petita Companya Lírica de Barcelona, offers its intimate Opera show. And Wednesday and Friday nights at 11 pm, Jazz music will be waiting for you (free entrance) This is a great way to pump your mood for the rest of the week!
So now that you are informed of all our shows and their schedule, we invite you to visit our page for Ticket sale to buy your tickets for the show of your choice… or for all of them!
Calle Montcada, 20
(+34) 933 10 06 73
MON to THU: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
FRI to SUN: 6 pm - 7:30 pm - 9:30 pmOPERA SHOWS
THU: 11 pmJAZZ NIGHTS