Impromptu singing and improvised guitar have cascaded from Seville's taverns for over 200 years, the tones embodying the city's permanent atmosphere of fiesta. Legendary styles were born in these hubs of enthusiasm and dozens of bars continue the tradition of its tangos, rumbas, and sevillanas. Your driver guide greets you at Seville Airport for a short transfer to your hotel. Relax and reenergize, the streets of Seville immediately luring you into an energetic ambiance as you wander at leisure. In the late afternoon, your flamenco guide takes you on a tour through Triana District. Start in El Zurraque, where hundreds of photos adorn the walls of legendary flamenco bars. Rounds of traditional tapas are served as you soak up avenues doused in indelible charm. Move onto La Alameda de Hercules Avenue, each building a nod to old-world Spain and memoirs to the great 19th century performers.
As your guide provides an overview of flamenco and its eclectic styles, you move to El Altozano, the home of flamenco and an ode to dreams about iconic Spain. You've got a prime table at Casa de Anselma, one of flamenco's most famous venues. The guitarist plucks gently, slowly increasing his volume as a lone tenor voice sings of love and loss. A dancer emerges, her dress twirling and her body flowing as if lost in a trance. There are barely 150 in the audience, helping to maximize the feeling of intimacy as the music continues hour after hour. Flamenco is a social occasion. During the breaks between performances you're served a fabulous array of tapas as laughter fills the tavern.