Flamenco dance has been a part of Spanish history for hundreds of years and I'm so happy that I got to experience a show by El Templo del Flamenco while I was visiting Granada. It was a short hike up to the cave and when we got there we took a second to look back. With stunning views over the city of Granada, we were in a neighborhood where white cottages lined the hillside. We found the doorway to El Templo del Flamenco, mentioned my name for the reservation and was led to our table right at the front of the stage. The walls were adorned with Spanish decor and were lit with hues of pink and purple. It was magical walking into this setting and the music sounded even better being in a cave.
We arrived a half an hour early to enjoy a special tasting menu before the show. We first ordered glasses of red wine and clinked our glasses to start a great night. The starter was fried eggplants with black honey and sugar cane sauce, a sweet and delicious way to eat your vegetables. Next, we had a salad with lettuce, cherry tomatoes, walnuts, raisins, goat cheese and fried onion. Sweet honey dressing completed the salad. Then, we had a plate of diced pork loin with mushrooms and a hearty sauce. Another traditional dish came after that, sliced jamon with egg and patatas. Before the show started, we ordered a round of refreshing cervezas to drink while watching and then we finished our meal with homemade flan for dessert. We were stuffed and I highly recommend eating dinner here. That was my first time eating a meal in a cave, definitely a bucket list item!
There were six performers and they were all very integral to the show. Each one showed an intense amount of passion whether it was through singing, dancing or playing the guitar. I was truly at the edge of my seat looking up in awe as they stamped their feet and clapped their hands. Each move was powerful and beautiful. The dresses were vibrant and flowed when they twirled. An hour and a half flew by and the show was finished, it was a perfect way to spend a night in the Albaicin area.
Thank you El Templo del Flamenco // Granada, Spain