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About This Project

The art of playing the castanets

We all recognize the sound that this characteristic instrument creates.

But few of us are aware of its curious origins.

The castanets, also known as palillos, are born with the Phoenicians.

This culture, which would later establish itself in Andalusia, named this instrument as crótolas.

They were handmade creations made from any type of wood, which were used to celebrate.

Any reason for celebration was a perfect excuse for the Phoenicians to take out the castanets.

In Addition to Flamenco, castanets are used for many regional dances in Spain.

Where you can buy a castanets in Madrid?

Casa Diego

Casa Diego has a privileged location, we find it in the castiza Puerta del Sol. Its success led them to expand the trade, also expanding to the street Mesoneros Romanos nº 4.

It was founded in the year 1823, and has its own signature of articles and accessories, elaborated by professional craftsmen.

Since its inception, Casa Diego specializes in canes, fans, mantles, combs and castanets.

Unlike others, at Casa Diego you will find a wide variety of castanets: ornament, semi-professional, professional or concert castanets.

More than 180 years dedicated to quality artisanal elaboration.

Flamenco Export

Ubicada en Calle Campomanes, 4, a cinco minutos caminando de la boca de metro Ópera.

Zapatos, trajes, flores, complementos, pendientes, castañuelas… ¡Y mucho más!

Flamenco Export es otro de los rincones de Madrid donde podrás encontrar aquello que buscas para ser una auténtica flamenca.

Puedes ir a visitarlos o adquirir tus productos online, ya que en este sentido destacan por una buena gestión de pedidos y tiempo.

Located in Street Campomanes 4, five minutes walk from the mouth of Metro Opera.

Shoes, suits, flowers, accessories, earrings, castanets… And much more!

Flamenco Export is another corner of Madrid where you can find what you want to be a real flamenco.

You can go to visit them or buy your products online, because in this sense they stand out for a good order management and time.

``Exportamos flamenco a todos los rincones del mundo``

Don Flamenco

Although this store is known worldwide, for the elaboration and distribution of flamenco shoes. It Is also noteworthy for its selection of castanets: of capricho, semi-professional, professional and amateur.

In addition, to this varied selection, in Don Flamenco you have the opportunity to acquire your custom castanets, as well as buy accessories for this instrument, which a priori are difficult to find, such as mufflers or string games.

Don Flamenco is located in the neighborhood of the letters, specifically in Calle Santa Isabel N º 7. This Is a family business that has been running since 1962.

You can go to visit this corner of flamenco, or make your online purchase, as they also stand out for the management of orders and airtime.

``I remember when only one or two students from the love of god dance school entered, and now people come from Japan, Russia, Brazil, Australia, among other countries `` Manuel (Founder of Don Flamenco).

 We’re happier than some castanets! (Spanish expresion)

We hope that the information has been useful to you.

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