Flamenco and Palau de la Musica

Palau de la Musica Catalana, is where I chose to see Flamenco in Barcelona. It was a good choice and we did the tour in the afternoon, which was 20 Euro (yep my computer is so old it doesn’t have a Euro symbol). The talk was interesting and a great photo opportunity.IMG_3407This Art Nouveau hall was built between 1905 and 1908 it is the only concert hall in Europe to be lit entirely by natural light and some of the worlds greatest talents have played here, from Ella Fitzgerald to the London Philharmonic and what an organ!

The dancers were phenomenal, but surely all that stamping of the feet can’t be good for you? So I decided to have a gander on Google,ย 80.7% experienced metatarsal pain while dancing, and 84.1% presented with plantar hyperkeratosis. Plantar hyperkeratosis coincided with the presence of metatarsal pain in 67.04% of the feet studied,ย I never have much luck with Google,ย then it went onto Ballet Dancers. So I guess it’s a bit painful – there was nothing on there that said “Flamenco Dancers become crippled for life at the age of 25,” but I didn’t look on the Daily Mail website ๐Ÿ™‚ So if you go to Barcelona and want to see some Flamenco I would recommend ย Palau de la Musica Catalana, It’s 50 Euro for a good seat but how many times are you going to go? ๐Ÿ™‚









About charliecountryboy

Part-time Carpentry Assessor. writer, runner, guitarist. Curious about life and all those wonderful people in it.
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18 Responses to Flamenco and Palau de la Musica

  1. Ralph says:

    โ‚ฌ sign. Try pressing keys “alt gr” and “E” together, Charlie.
    Lovely venue for the dancing ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ’ƒ

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  2. Looks Like a beautiful place. i just bought my computer not to long ago and I don’t have a Euro symbol either. Maybe they just make the computers in Europe with the Euro symbol. Who knows.

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  3. Carolyn Page says:

    Wow, Charlie; I know I’d love to experience the Palau de la Musica Catalana after viewing the video of the dancers. It must be quite spectacular! Your video of the organ was also quite beautiful; a fabulous sound.
    Your post highlights the need dancers have to constantly stretch and strengthen all those muscles used to support the dance. A very good reminder indeed.. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. inaloveworld says:

    Wow! It looks beautiful! Thank you for sharing those pictures!

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  5. cigarman501 says:

    Wow, I’m sure it was a fulfilling experience.

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