An important part of studying Spanish is increasing your awareness of Spain's folklore and art. Flamenco has had a strong historical influence on the character of Málaga, and Andalusia in general. This art form has been declared Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO and is one of the Costa del Sol's great cultural attractions.
The flamenco tradition is a key feature of the fairs and festivals in Málaga province, especially in Málaga city's August Fair. This is the time to flaunt the typical flamenco dresses, and enjoy flamenco singing and dancing in all its glory. If you would like to have your very own flamenco dress, you will find numerous shops in Málaga's old quarter where you can buy one at any time of year, and at a very affordable price.
Many Spanish language schools accompany their classes with a range of different workshops, including flamenco courses where you can learn the basic dance steps and find out more about this unique art.
Where to enjoy flamenco on the Costa del Sol
The Málaga Flamenco Biennial takes place every two years, and is one of the most important flamenco-related events on the Costa del Sol. During the festival month there are different flamenco performances in various locations by top class local and national artists.
However, you can enjoy flamenco at any time of year as there are the traditional tablaos and taverns that organise regular flamenco shows.