i feel like flamenco in spain is just a european bucket list item
that needs to be experienced at least once. yes it is touristy,
but if you find the right place it is also a glimpse into the
tradition and passion of this country. we saw quite the show!
if you don’t know, flamenco is a spanish art form – more than just the dancing.
there are actually three parts to it: guitarra (the guitar), cante (song), and
baile (dance). flamenco began in spain, but has some latin american influence.
we went to villa rosa tabloa flamenco right off the puerta del sol in madrid.
it’s fun to have a dinner show where you can eat before
and during the performance. it always makes it more enjoyable! :)
the show begins with music and clapping/ tapping,
but soon one dancer gets up to perform … and they
each go down the line with their own solo performance.
it is so full of passion and tradition, which alone makes it worth experiencing.
these dancers aren’t smiling and performing – they are FEELING it and working hard.
we had a very spanish meal including paella, although
any local will tell you that paella is never eaten at night …
it’s too heavy and is instead a main lunch dish in spain.
after the show we strolled around the pretty area and square…
we laughed hard at this dora the explorer taking a break
with her costume head tipped up and texting ^^ haha!
we went to a late dinner afterward at the best restaurant we tried in madrid.
be sure to add ana la santa to your madrid dining list.
it’s modern spanish cuisine & was a highlight for us!
this salad may look simple, but it was so perfectly done.
this reminds me, i still need to ask them for the dressing recipe!
we got AMAZING ribs, ahi, and the yummiest roast chicken.
all followed by a rainy walk home!