1. Barcelona: Flamenco Show at City Hall Theater
Make your way to Barcelona City Hall to enjoy a traditional Spanish art form, awarded UNESCO World Heritage status in 2010. Soak up the unique atmosphere of flamenco as some of the most talented artistes in Spain seduce with music, singing and dancing. Surrender to the charms of some of the most prominent dancers on the Catalan flamenco scene as they perform in the former Teatro de Barcelona. Admire the beautiful features of the early 19th-century theater, including a stage framed with light bulbs, velvet curtains and original stage machinery. Let the improvised flamenco "jam sessions" get under your skin and sense the visceral emotion taking place on stage. Get back to the roots of authentic flamenco with performances such as the fast-rhythm "Bulerías," guitar "solos," beat percussion, singing in its purest form, face-to-face duels and "Soleás." See legendary dancers including Ivan Alcalà, Raúl Ortega, Patricia Dominguez and Yolanda Cortés. Hear seductive singers, such as Antonio el Mantecao, Miguel de la Tolea, La Tana and Josefa G.Contreras. Admire flamenco guitarists, Oliver Haldon and Eduardo Cortés, along with percussion by Joni C. Sanchez and Jacobo C. Sanchez.