The Villa-Rosa is a landmark of the Madrid neighborhood Las Letras, recognized for its nightlife.
Artists at considered one of Madrid’s best-known flamenco bars placed on a closing out of doors present Thursday, marking its closure after 140 years due to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions which have shuttered leisure venues.
A feminine flamenco dancer wearing black carried out on the street exterior Villa-Rosa, whereas others threw flamenco costumes from balconies into the road and male singer Juañarito carried out a flamenco tune.
Others laid flowers on the venue’s entrance, lit candles and put up handwritten indicators saying “RIP”
The Villa-Rosa, with its distinctive tiled facade, is a landmark of the Madrid neighborhood known as Las Letras, recognized for its nightlife.
“The situation is now unsustainable, with so many overheads for a year with the bar closed without any (financial) assistance,” the flamenco present’s director, Rebeca Garcia, stated. “It has forced us to take the drastic decision to shut down.”
— Feature picture: Spanish Flamenco dancer Anabel Moreno dances exterior the Villa Rosa Tablao flamenco venue as a lady comes to provide her a rose throughout a protest in Madrid, Spain, Thursday 4 March, 2021. The National Association of Tablaos protested exterior the legendary Villa Rosa Tablao which has been pressured to shut completely because of the COVID-19 pandemic. All photographs by AP Photo/Paul White
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