What plans do you have this Saturday, September 16? Flamenco? Free? Well, all this and more, a lot of other things, you have it in the 15 World Heritage Cities. That day they celebrate their “special night”. If you can not go, through the web you can follow all the events. We’ll tell you!

Olga Pericet en La Noche del Patrimonio 2023.

Olga Pericet en La Noche del Patrimonio 2023.

In 2018, on the occasion of the celebration of the XXV anniversary of its creation, the Group of World Heritage Cities of Spain launched the Heritage Night. The idea was and is to value the diversity and “living heritage” of the 15 Cities through their local talents and cultural expressions.

Since then, this unique event in Europe creates a space for exchange between cities declared World Heritage by UNESCO, artistic territories and diverse publics. And it brings, to the public, activities of all kinds for free!

The 15 Heritage Cities are: Alcalá de Henares, Ávila, Baeza, Cáceres, Córdoba, Cuenca, Ibiza/ Eivissa, Mérida, Salamanca, San Cristóbal de La Laguna, Santiago de Compostela, Segovia, Tarragona, Toledo and Úbeda. All have prepared a Heritage Night with dozens of activities, including some dedicated to flamenco.

More international

This fifth edition of the Heritage Night aims to expand the international impact, which is why the Group has partnered with the World Heritage Centre, the Cervantes Institute and World Heritage Associations in Latin America. Thanks to the support of UNESCO and these associations, the broadcast will be broadcast internationally to promote Spanish choreographic creation and the heritage of the 15 cities outside our borders. Heritage cities from Mexico, Peru and Cuba will join this special night.

Everything you can see, hear, visit

The Heritage Night must be divided into three sections in each of the 15 cities:

Open Heritage, open day of monuments and cultural spaces; Live Heritage, a great cultural and leisure offer through the historic centers; and, Heritage scene, festival and creation platform for dance in heritage spaces. Streamed via the web www.lanochedelpatrimonio.com

ESCENA, the highlight of Heritage Night

Heritage Night Poster

Contemporary dance and the living arts are the main protagonists in all their forms and genres with creations expressly in heritage spaces by artists of national and international relevance.

In addition, the shows are accompanied by parallel activities such as workshops, meetings and video dance projections.

Activities for the youngest and a global connection are planned. Cuba, Mexico and Peru are the countries twinned with Spain for this edition.

You can follow everything from home by this link.

Co. Ana Morales

After the show, there will be a related activity.

Meeting with the public. “Moderating the dance”

  • Moderator: Marina López Fernández.
  • Place: San Francisco Municipal Auditorium.
  • Time: 10 min after the show.


ESTRENO. PREMIERE.Intimate variations. Fragility”

San Francisco Municipal Auditorium. 20.00h.
Duration: 30 minutes.
Free admission until full capacity is reached.

A work on keeping alive the negligible and the value that this entails, and the relationship between the body and the sound and between the body and memory.
About the sonority of some scores that moved “my mother in her childhood and who never wanted to dance them again,” explains Ana Morales.

About the sonority of some scores that moved “my mother in her childhood and who never wanted to dance them again,” explains Ana Morales.

Olga Pericet. “Transmutar

Plaza de San Martín.
First pass: 20.00 h. Second pass: 21.00 h. Duration: 30 minutes.

Free admission until full capacity is reached.

This piece is mainly based on adaptations and extracts from “La Leona”, a show loosely inspired by the guitar of luthier Antonio De Torres and premiered at the Seville Biennial in 2022.

Olga Pericet in Segovia

It is not dancing the guitar, but transmuting into it.
Travel from the divine, the sacred, the earthly, the masculine and the feminine. Transmute from sound to poetics.Sound of the strings. The sound.

Sacred Machines. Photo de albertiuriach


Juan Carlos Lérida. “Sacred machines”

Church of Sant Miquel del Pla.
18.30 and 20:00 h.
Duration: 35 minutes.

Juan Carlos Lérida investigates the encounter between unions, workers and collectives that work manually. For this painting, Lérida has chosen a car mechanics workshop to discover its rhythm, its dynamics and check from flamenco and other languages how bodies and spaces are affected.


Cía. Carmen Muñoz. “Invocation

Auditorium of the Hospital de Santiago. 21.00 h.
Duration: 55 minutes.
Free admission until full capacity is reached.

Invocation is a performative research whose axis of study is the exploration of the bodies of postmodern dance: Steve Patxon, Yvonne Rainer and Trisha Brown. What is the body of the present? What are the links with the world? Can you find a relationship with flamenco?

Invocation speaks of the root, which is to name the earth. From the craftsmanship of the body, it crosses the territory of dance, flamenco, language, shared beliefs, folklore.

Heritage Night

Open Section and Live Heritage Section

Heritage Night 2023

In Open, different spaces and heritage buildings of each of the 15 cities are open to the public (free of charge). In some cases, with guided tours.

The Vive Patrimonio section is a compendium of activities of professional companies and dance groups, with music and folklore that relapse into the concept of “living heritage”.

Heritage Night 2023


Concert of flamenco lullabies. The performance will take place in the Romanesque Ruins of the Church of San Juan Bautista at 21:30 p.m.

The artist, Amparo Navarro, together with her musical group, will try to evoke, through the nanny, the scene behind closed doors starring a mother who sings to her son in the moments before falling asleep.

Romanesque Ruins of the Church of San Juan Bautista

Ruinas Románicas de la Iglesia de San Juan Bautista

Rocío Luna in Córdoba.

Rocío Luna en Córdoba.


The Archaeological Museum of Córdoba opens, in an extraordinary way, from 21:00 and until 00:00, both the extension building and the Palace of the Páez de Castillejo.

In the exhibition hall on the top floor, at 22:30, flamenco concert with Rocío Luna.

Passes every half hour from 22:00 h.


This year is special, since Mérida celebrates 30 years since UNESCO declared it a World Heritage Site.

For some activities, prior registration.

Amphitheater of Mérida.

Anfiteatro de Mérida.

“Lorca Recital”

At 20:30 in the afternoon.
Duration: 1 hour.

Poems and Songs of Lorca, with the Municipal Band and the Choir of Mérida.

“Tablao Flamenco”

At 23:00 at night.
Duration: 1 hour.

Flamenco dance performance of the students of this art directed by the dancer Fuensanta Blanco. These young people will be accompanied by professional flamenco musicians.


Oil and flamenco tasting at the “Olivar y Aceite” Interpretation Centre.

There will be 1 single pass at 22:00 h
Capacity: 25 people
Registration: +34 953 750 138

Oil tasting and pairing in the walled courtyard of the Olivar y Aceite Interpretation Center, enlivened by Julio Romero on flamenco guitar.

Flamenco Tasting in this house of the s. XVII.

Cata Flamenca en esta casa del s. XVII.

Canela y Cía operates in Toledo.

Canela y Cía actúan en Toledo.


At the Sephardic Museum, concert by Ethnos Atramo, a Castilian electroacoustic folk duo.
In the Prayer Hall.
Two passes: 21:15 and 22:15 hours.

Canela y Cía. Concert
Plaza Santo Domingo El Antiguo.
22:30 a 00:00 h.

The Toledan group combines the most traditional flamenco with jazz, tango or copla… drinking from his great references, such as Enrique Morente, Paco de Lucía or Ketama.