Our artists: flamenco guitarist Francisco Díaz

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Flamenco guitarist in Barcelona

Today we want to talk to you about one of our flamenco guitarists in Palau Dalmases, Francisco Díaz. Born in Badalona in 1986, he began his artistic career along with singer Antonio “el Gaditano” playing at tablao flamenco Nervión and Jazzi club.

Francisco Díaz, flamenco passion

Francisco Díaz has a long history in the world of flamenco. He began his studies in flamenco guitar at the Catalan School of Music (ESMUC) at the age of 19, where he received classes from such great flamenco masters as Rafael Cañizares, Juan Manuel Cañizares and Juan Ramón Caro.

He has collaborated as a flamenco guitarist in the “Passatge Insòlit” in 2007 and 2008 and at the inauguration of the “Artmix” exhibition in Santa Coloma de Gramanet. Another one of his unforgettable collaborations has been at the “Kinsena Poetika” accompanying poet Francesc Gelonch.


Flamenco shows in Barcelona

In 2009, he began to work in tablao flamenco El Cordobés along with artists such as Roman Vicenti, Juan Ramón Caro, Paco Cruz, Pónta Camarón, Pedro Córdoba, Andrés Peña, Concha Jareño, Patricia Guerrero, La Tana or María Carmona. He has also worked in the Iñaki Márquez’s flamenco company.

In 2011 he participates in the 18th Flamenco Festival Ciutat Vella within the section Flamenco Emulsion Tape, and in Carmen Amaya’s Flamenco Festival.

He has been a flamenco guitar teacher at the School of Rafael Cañizares. He currently plays in the baroque space Palau Dalmases in Barcelona as the guitarist of flamenco singer Miriam Vallejo.

Come and enjoy the best flamenco show in Barcelona

If you want to see Francisco Díaz live along with all of our artists, you can not miss the best flamenco show in Barcelona. Book your ticket now for one of our daily shows at the baroque space Palau Dalmases in the heart of Barcelona.


3 reasons to spend Valentine’s Day at Palau Dalmases

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Why spending Valentine’s Day at Palau Dalmases is the perfect date?

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.

1. Enjoy the best flamenco for Valentine’s Day at Palau Dalmases

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, with a duration of 1 hour and includes a drink with the ticket (25€).

Space is limited, so if you still don’t have a Valentine’s Day date, buy your ticket for the Flamenco show at Palau Dalmases.

2. Palau Dalmases: A beautiful baroque palace of unparalleled beauty to spend Valentine’s Day in.

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…

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3. Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Palau Dalmases to the Sound of Opera

This year Valentine’s Day falls on Thursday, perfect! If you and your partner like opera, congratulations, 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!


SonTres: Spanish dance show at Palau Dalmases

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Don’t miss the Spanish dance show SonTres in Palau Dalmases

Enjoy the Spanish dance show SonTres by Laura Morales in Palau Dalmases.

When? Mondays 11th and 18th of February and Tuesdays 12th and 19th of February at 21:30h

Price: 25€ (includes one drink)

Duration: 60min



What will you see in the show SonTres?

In this Spanish dance show you will enjoy the richness of Spanish classics by modernist composers Isaac Albéniz and Enrique Granados, as well as other sublime works by Francisco de Tàrrega, Manuel de Falla and George Bizet.

The innovative and original arrangements and the different dance styles are the essence that create a fresh and renewing show in every sense. It is a captivating show that introduces you, through music and dance, to the flamenco rhythms immersed in Spanish classical music and in which the piano, the violin, the castanets and flamenco dance are the protagonists.

SonTres’ new cast of artists
The show presents a new formation of first class musicians who accompany the dancer Laura Morales.

Yoko Suzuki – Piano

Yoko Suzuki is a pianist born in Tokyo who began her piano training at the age of three. She has given concerts in various locations in Europe, the United States, Malaysia, Cameroon and Japan as a soloist and also with orchestras, with chamber music and accompanying dance groups and Flamenco “dancers”.

In 2001 she moved to Barcelona and joined the Marshall Academy, heir to the prestigious Academy founded by Enrique Granados. There she deepens her knowledge of the Spanish and the classical repertoire.

Vassili Lambrinov – Violin

Vassili Lambrinov is known for being part of the pop band Blaumut. Born in Sofia (Bulgaria), at the age of 7 he began studying music and violin with his father. He studied at the Folkwang Hochschule fur Musik in Essen (Germany) and has performed with numerous symphonic and chamber groups all over Germany.

Here he collaborates with symphony orchestras such as the OBC (Orquestra Simfonica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya) or the Orquestra del GranTeatre del Liceu and participates in various chamber groups such as the Quartet Dali. He also plays at multidisciplinary shows combining theatre, magic, humour and dance.

Laura Morales – Dance and castanets

Born in Barcelona and with Andalusian roots, Laura Morales is a dancer trained in classical dance, contemporary dance, Argentine tango, Spanish dance and flamenco. She began her studies with David Campos in Barcelona; with María de Ávila in Zaragoza and at the Centre de Danse International Rosella Hightower in Cannes (France).

Throughout her career, she has created several shows such as Me veo en tus ojos represented in the Sala Luz de Gas (Barcelona), Terrassa, Reus and on tour in Europe; the show Almas Gemelas, and now she creates SonTres en Concierto, premiered at the Palau Dalmases in Barcelona and also performed in different venues and theatres in the city.

Laura also performs at the Palau de la Música in Barcelona, as a dancer and dance choreographer, in the show María de Buenos Aires.

SonTres Crew

  • Artistic direction and creation: Laura Morales
  • Musical Arrangements: Yoko Suzuki, Vassil Lambrinov and Jaime Basulto
  • Choreography: Laura Morales and David Romero (two choreographies).
  • Costume design: Laura Morales
  • Costumes: Fina Garcia, Fernando Soria Muriel and Aguirrevestuario

The best flamenco shows in Palau Dalmases

Palau Dalmases is the ideal setting to experience flamenco in its purest form in an unbeatable and intimate atmosphere. Don’t miss the Palau Dalmases flamenco shows every day of the week. Get your ticket on our website in advance and enjoy the show!


Our artists: José Santiago “El Chote”- Flamenco guitarist

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El Chote:  Flamenco Guitarist at Palau Dalmases

Up to 5 or even 7 flamenco artists perform in our daily flamenco shows at Palau Dalmases. A guitarist, a female or male singer, a percussionist playing the “cajón” and finally, one to three female or male dancers.

If you have not yet enjoyed our flamenco show in Barcelona, you can get your tickets on our website.



Meet Palau Dalmases’ flamenco guitarist: José Santiago “El Chote”.

The guitarist, key artist in relation with the “tempo” of the show, is not visually the most attracting piece of it, but is in fact the spine of the artistic performance. He has to get along musically speaking, with the dancers, adapt to their movements, as well as with the voice and way of expressing each of the singers have.

Learn more about the flamenco guitar on this article.


This is why we would like to introduce to you one of our guitarists: José Santiago “El Chote”. Since he was a little boy he listened flamenco music in family meetings. But it was not before he turned 16 years old when his passion for guitar lead him in to the study of the instrument by himself. Three years later he started studying at “El Liceu” – Music School, when he was taught by Manuel Granados for two years. He continued studying later on with other teachers Juan Ramón Caro, David David Cerrezuela, Diego del Morao, Chicuelo, etc.


Professional career of guitarist José Santiago “El Chote”.

On a professional level, he has worked in different “tablaos” and flamenco places in Barcelona like Tablao de Carmen Amaya, Los Tarantos, Palau Dalmases, amongst others. He has participated in different flamenco festivals of Catalunya such as: Festival de Nou Barris, Infusió Flamenca, 30 nits de Sabadell etc… . Because of this he performed in the same stage with great artists like Luis el Zambo, Fernando Moreno, Diego del Morao, Marina Heredia, Capullo de Jerez, Parrita, Juan Ramón Caro and others.

He has also worked in other places apart from Barcelona, different flamenco dance companies as: La compañía de María Rovira in Carmen Amaya´s show, La compañía de Bajari Flamenca with Costi el Chato, with Parrita, touring Spain when presenting his new disc.

Listen to the best flamenco guitarists in Palau Dalmases live

We are proud to have José Santiago “El Chote” and his guitar and talent on Palau Dalmases stage. If you have not still had the pleasure to listen to him, come to see one of our daily flamenco shows for enjoying his art!


5 Reasons to enjoy flamenco in Barcelona for Christmas

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Why gifting tickets for flamenco in Barcelona is a great idea

Christmas is just around the corner and in Palau Dalmases dancing and flamenco singing do not stop. We continue to offer daily flamenco shows at our tablao in Barcelona from Monday to Thursday at 19:30h and from Friday to Sunday at 19:30h and 21:30h.



If you still have to buy last-minute gifts or want to do something unique during these special holidays, you can gift tickets to see a flamenco show in Barcelona.


5 Reasons to give tickets as a present for our flamenco show in Barcelona

1. You are gifting a quality flamenco show

All the flamenco artists of Palau Dalmases have a waste experience in tablaos in Spain and Europe. They are great professionals, including flamenco teachers such as dancer  José Manuel Álvarez.

2. It is one of the most highly rated flamenco shows in Barcelona.

Hundreds of reviews on TripAdvisor and other prestigious travel portals have made Palau Dalmases’ flamenco show one of the very best. It ranks currently sixteenth of things to do in Barcelona on Tripadvisor, in addition to having obtained its Certificate of Excellence. Palau Dalmases also won the 2018 Experts Choice Awards from TripExpert.

3. Ticket to Palau Dalmases includes a drink of your choice

Not only will you be giving a ticket to see flamenco, but you will also be able to enjoy a delicious typical drink of the region, such as Sangría or Cava. Or if you prefer, you can accompany the good music with a wine. Unbeatable!


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4. Palau Dalmases is the perfect setting for a romantic date

As we have already mentioned, giving a ticket for the Palau Dalmases flamenco show is a fantastic idea for a romantic date, whether on Valentine’s Day or on Christmas. During these family days you feel like doing charming activities with your loved ones, and what better than taking that special person to a real baroque castle in the historic centre of Barcelona. The architecture is exquisite and the venue is intimate and very romantic.

5. You can also celebrate New Year’s Eve in Palau Dalmases!

Say goodbye to 2018 and have a blast at our tablao flamenco. If, in addition to looking for an original Christmas present, you are looking for a special activity to celebrate New Year’s Eve, don’t hesitate! The last flamenco show of the year will take place at 19:30h. You can enjoy our show and then go to your New Year’s Eve dinner – a perfect plan!