The Posada del Potro patio will once again be participating in FLORA, following the installations created there in 2017 by Natasha Lisitsa and Daniel Schultz (1st Prize FLORA 2017) and in 2018 by Hideyuki Niwa (2nd Prize FLORA 2018).
The Posada del Potro inn is mentioned in such masterpieces of Spanish literature as Don Quijote (by Miguel de Cervantes, who, it is said, stayed here whenever he came to the city) and La feria de los discretos (or The City of the Discreet, by Pío Baroja), and it is the quintessential vernacular home of the 14th and 15th centuries, which is commonly referred to as a “corral de vecinos”, or humble dwellings grouped around a central courtyard. It was built as an inn, and was used for this purpose until 1972, while currently housing the Fosforito Flamenco Centre.
Quarters such as the stables and rooms are laid out around its central patio. The upper floor features wooden railings, supports and roof overhangs, which were restored in 2005 during the creation of the Flamenco Centre. This patio is one of the iconic images of the city, where Flamenco singing, music and dance performances are often held.