The options are a tour of the famous Cordoba Mosque-Cathedral, a tour of the Juderia, the old Jewish Quarter in Cordoba, a tour around Roman Cordoba, a Sephardic tour of Jewish Heritage in Cordoba, and a cool night time Cordoba walking tour.
Unfortunately, Torremolinos no longer has a thriving flamenco scene and just about all the town's flamenco tablaos have disappeared, with the exception of one. Pepe Lopez has been entertaining tourists with regular flamenco shows since the early 1970s and it was once one of the most celebrated clubs in Andalucía.
This is a new edition of an account of the contribution of the Gypsies of Andalucia to the development of flamenco. It provides a fuller explanation of some of the technical terms and a biographical dictionary of the foremost Gyspy flamenco artists of the past.
Gerald Howson went to Cadiz in Andalusia, Spain to learn Flamenco in the 50's. There the gaditanos (as the people from Cadiz are known) first regarded him as an oddity but gradually came to accept him.
Flamenco can be found in varying forms in Andalucía, whether it is in a tablao, which are mostly aimed at the tourists, or a peña flamenca, which will offer a more authentic side of the art. Flamenco Tablaos are found along the coastal resorts like Málaga, Torremolinos, and Marbella, as well as the big cities like Seville, where the flamenco tablaos are situated in the old part of the city, and in Granada
The villancicos are also known by the name of zambombas in Andalucía, a name which comes from the instrument that is traditionally used to accompany them. A zambomba is a drum like instrument that has a stick inserted through the skin, and the stick is moved up and down, creating the rhythm.
For many visitors to Seville, flamenco is one of its greatest treasures. People flock to the many tablaos (flamenco bars) and flamenco shows to see a little of this Andalucían culture while visiting the city. Without a doubt, flamenco is one of the wonders of Southern Spain and after you have been to one of the many flamenco shows that are on offer in the city, you may just want to further your education on the subject.
Flamenco is a passionate and seductive art form, a mysterious and misunderstood culture that has been burning in Andalucía for nearly five hundred years, and today flamenco has thousands of aficionado’s worldwide.
One of the curious things about Jerez, is that alongside the wealthy (though less so lately) equestrian sherry barons (see Facts III and IV), there is a vibrant flamenco tradition - two very different aspects of Andalucian culture.