Carmen Amaya was born on the sand of the Somorrostro shanty town, in the heart of a gypsy family from the Sacramonte of Granada that oozed flamenco from every pore. Her father, José El Chino, was the guitarist and her aunt, La Faraona, a dancer. At only four years old, he was already performing with her parents in venues such as Les Set Portes, never in Tablaos but in theaters where she stood out for her iconoclastic style, which broke with the most traditional canons of any classical flamenco school. Her tremendous energy in the tap did not go unnoticed by anyone. In fact, she even rubbed shoulders with Hollywood stars such as Orson Welles, Charles Chaplin or Greta Garbo.
There are several places in Begur and Barcelona where there are monuments in her memory made by the artist Rafael Solanic. There is also a sculpture of her in Montjuïc, by José Cañas.
Carmen became famous as a child, when the Poble Espanyol was inaugurated on the mountain of Montjuïc, surprising King Alfonso XIII with his dance and bluntness. This forged a great friendship between them. Her fame would become worldwide.
Go on the tour of Carmen Amaya and enjoy a flamenco session at the Tablao de Carmen in Poble Espanyol, accompanied by an expert guide in flamenco.
Price: To Consult
Duration: Minimum 3 hours.
Transportation from pick up point and back.
Extras: Aperitif or lunch.
How to get to our offices in Public Transport?
You can get to our offices in “Ferrocarriles”, Metro and Bus. These are the closest lines:
FGC (Barcelona – Vallès Line): L6, L7, S1, S2, S5, S6, S7. Station: Provença
Metro: L3, L5. Station: Diagonal
Bus: 7, 67 (Station: Balmes – Rosselló) / 6, 33, 34, H8 (Station: Diagonal – Balmes)
CONDITIONS AND REMARKS
This offer is exclusive and upon prior request to BarcelonArt of Travel©
It reserves the right to suspend or modify the activity when the weather and security conditions so require. In case of inclement weather, we will propose the change of the activity in its entirety by another date, to be agreed, with an advance notice of 5 days.
Once the booking is made, you will receive a document with weather information to prevent any type of meteorological incident.
Prices for larger groups on demand.