Culture of resiliency
What are flamencos and where they come from? From the sky? From The Netherlands? Long before music there were people; find out the true origin of flamenco.
- Puerta de Purchena
Gathering at the meeting point and introduction with the guide
- José Fernández Torres “Tomatito” plaza
Almería, the guitar and its guitarists
- The Arabic tank and Club Flamenca “El Taranto”
Al-Andalus and Etymology of flamenco
- Outside the church Santiago Apóstol
The history of converts and outcasters
- Ancient walls of the city
History and contribution of the gipsy people
- Gate of Alcazaba and the ancient Mesón Gitano
Flamenco at neighborhood level in Almería
- Almedina’s neighborhood
The traces of memory
- Granero Plaza
Hidden history of gastronomy and agriculture
- Outside the Guitar Museum
Antonio Torres and the history of the modern guitar
- Cathedral Plaza
Outcasts, pirates and the Inquisition
*Indicative information that may change. The number, order and content of the stop could be modified in function of diverse facts to offer the best experience.
What we will do
A guided walking tour to know the true origin of flamenco, its essence, the perfect formula that created this music and makes the world thrilled. A hidden history, unknown for many, it still survives in the permanent marks of our memory. The key to a memory that will lead us to the flamenco’s prehistory.
Before the flamenco’s art and music there were people. A social and cultural mix without precedents that coincides in a concrete place and time of history to produce, unexpectedly, an unique art in the world: the flamenco. A tough history, hard but real. A history that tells about us and the way that we move forward, pretending but reminding what we are: flamencos.
In this experience you will visit related places with the past and present history of flamenco in Almería. You will also know the details and curiosities about flamenco’s music, art and way of life that is in the city’s air. Find out the alive testimony of a town’s resiliency, its land and its culture. Discover and feel the origin of flamenco.
Flamenco’s Archaeology is a travel through time and word. The hidden memory of our history that appears in our most universal art: Flamenco. Declared Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO, the flamenco is a very young art but an international reference to our land and culture.
Since the first written sources about flamenco not even 300 years have passed. The flamenco’s archaeology is a travel to its prehistory, a multicultural travel that wants to remind the origin of who we are and have always been. A travel that shows the resiliency of a village that transmutes its reality to keep developing and looking to the future. A varied village in all its forms, customs and traditions.
The flamenco and its way of life is born from the mixture of cultures about a territory and a concrete time. This genre is today one of the biggest and most cultured along with jazz and classical music: a way of life with its own language and idiosyncrasy. In flamenco’s archaeology we will explore in order to know the origin of flamenco as we know it today; not only in its musical side, but also in its ancestral origin that gave it the life to become what it is now. Let us remember where we come from and who we are.
More information about this experience
In this guided visit, you have to come by your own means to the meeting point to start the visit with the guide. The team Raizes Turismo Personal will provide you all the information and help that you need. This is a private experience, your personal guide and your group, you set the pace and we tailor the experience for you.
We recommend the use of comfortable shoes to walk, as well as clothing appropriate to the weather and the time of the year. In this way, it is important to bring water or some hydrating drinks as well as sun protection and some snacks if you wish.
*This route includes a ticket to some museums or cultural places. It is possible that, for reasons beyond the organization’s control or due to scheduling issues, it may not be possible to carry out these visits. In that case, the personal guide will make other stops of tourist interest to replace these stops.
What is included
Our fares divide into three groups which are regardless of the final number of adults who attend:
- The whole group up to 2 people, 82 €
- The whole group up to 4 people, 90 €
- The whole group up to 10 people, 120 €
People over 14 years old are considered adults.
More people, ask for more information.
21% VAT included.