A taste of Spain, Flamenco in the MEAM
When one thinks of Spain, certain things come to mind; flamenco, tapas and good wine would, without a doubt, be high up on most people’s lists. A taste of Spain allows you to enjoy all three in a wonderful setting, Barcelona’s Museu Europeu d’Art Modern (MEAM).
A taste of Spain is a one-hour entertainment featuring the talents of some of the most accomplished flamenco artistes in the country. A singer, a dancer and two guitarists will perform a selection of bulerías, seguiriyas, tangos and sevillanas, each a distinctive part of the flamenco genre.
The hall in which the show takes place is the museum’s Sala Noble, an intimate space without a stage that allows the audience to be almost within touching distance of the performers. Sitting at a small table with a glass of wine, accompanied by cheese and olives: this is how flamenco should be enjoyed.
The experience offered by A taste of Spain is further enhanced by the opportunity to visit the museum ahead of the show and see its permanent exhibition of contemporary figurative art. It is a collection that comprises over a thousand pieces by more than three hundred artists gathered from all over the world.
The MEAM is located in the Palau Gomis, a building that was restored by, and became the home of, a successful merchant from the city of the eighteenth century. Opened to the public in 2011, the architecture of the palace is a striking combination of the ancient, baroque and modern eras, a fascinating environment for the artworks on display.
The ticket price for A taste of Spain includes entrance to the museum, the show and refreshments (typically of wine, cheese and olives). You can visit the exhibition in the MEAM at any time on the same day during its normal opening hours and for as long as you wish prior to the show, which begins at 6 p.m. For lovers of art, dance and music, A taste of Spain captures the very essence of Hispanic culture.