They say that Flamenco was born in the Cadiz province. This fiery and intense traditional Spanish song and dance is, indeed, very popular in Cadiz City and the rest of the towns in Cadiz province.
Flamenco music traces its roots to the gypsies, which mostly lived in the Andalusian region. The flamenco dance involves clicking of the toes and heels and sinuous movements of the body, the arms and hands. Some steps may be accompanied by clapping, shouting and finger-snapping. The music on the other hand, is primarily played on the guitar, but other instruments can be used as well.
In Cadiz City, Barrio Santa Maria is said to be the worship hall of flamenco singing.
Looking to see an authentic flamenco performance while you're in town? Cadiz has a number of venues where you can experience the sights, the sounds, the energy of flamenco. Here are some places to visit:
Cadiz lives and breathes flamenco, that is why in the city and the rest of the province, there is always a flamenco program, presentation or competition every time there are festivities. During summer time, Cadiz City hosts “Flamenco Thursdays”, where Flamenco recitals can be seen every Thursday in the different art and cultural centers in the city.