Flamenco is surely the purest expression of Andalusian folklore. They say it began with the fifteenth-century arrival of the gypsies to the Cadiz countryside of Jerez and Seville. In the middle of the nineteenth century, it was popularized through the flamenco bars.
The first of these flamenco bars opened in Seville around 1885. Later, they spread through Andalusia and Madrid. Until then, Flamenco had not left family reunions or private parties.