Artists in one of Madrid’s best-known flamenco pubs have put to a closing outside series representing its closure after 140 years because of COVID-19 pandemic constraints which have shuttered entertainment places

MADRID — Artists at one of Madrid’s best-known flamenco bars wear a closing outside show Thursday, signaling its closed after 140 years due to COVID-19 pandemic limitations that have shuttered entertainment places.

A female flamenco dancer dressed performed in the road out Villa-Rosa, while some hauled flamenco outfits out of balconies to the road along with male singer Juañarito played a flamenco tune.

The Villa-Rosa, using its own distinctive tiled facade, is a milestone of this Madrid neighborhood named Las Letras, famous for its nightlife.

“The problem is currently unsustainable, with all these overheads to get annually with the pub closed with no (financial) help,” the flamenco show’s manager, Rebeca Garcia, stated. “It’s compelled us to take the extreme decision to close down”