Do you hear this loud roar on the streets? Do not rush to run for the umbrella, it's not thunder, it's the sound of the castanets of street flamenco dancers.
Your probably thinking why do you need these strange chestnut-shaped pieces of wood bound together with a lanyard that emit strange sounds? But you're in the homeland of flamenco! Leaving Sevilla without a pair of its traditional musical instruments is like not bringing a small Eiffel tower
from Paris. So go ahead to find the most authentic castanets!
How to do?
1. You can find castanets in any souvenir shop in the city.
2. There are a lot of Chinese plastic castanets, but choose wooden with a carved drawing on them.
3. Sellers sometimes arrange a whole musical show in order to attract buyers, so enjoy the presentation and choose the ones you like.
4. And now go get some dress and shoes, so that you could take a couple of lessons of flamenco
right on the streets in the evening.
The cost of castanets, depending on the material from which they are made can vary from €5 to €20.
More things to do in Seville
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Taste the Seville marmalade
Oranges in Seville are hard and bitter, not really tasty, but jam made of them is just magnificent and extra delicious. 25
Try the ensalada rusa
Taste the national Russian festive salad which is also a traditional dish in Spanish only in their own interpretation. 35
Taste hot and spicy gazpacho
Traditional and well-known cold cream soup gazpacho is the most delicious rescue from Spanish exhausting heat. 56
Take a Flamenco class
The most distinctive and passionate symbol of Seville - flamenco - is not just a dance, it is a style of living in Spain.5
Ride a river tram
On a hot summer day there is nothing better than a relaxing river tram voyage along the Guadalquivir river. 155Guadalquivir
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