An emotional Rosario Flores received the same recognition on behalf of her mother, Lola Flores, posthumously

Although Alejandro Sanz was born in Madrid, his family is from Cadiz.Your mother, María Pizarro, from Alcalá de los Gazules; your father, Jesus Sanchez, from Algeciras. When the holidays arrived, the whole family returned to their land to enjoy it.

“For me Cádiz means everything I am, my education, my memories, where my dreams were forged, where my family grew up, my brother, my parents… My whole childhood was spent between Alcalá de los Gazules and Algeciras, the baths he gave me in Valdelagrana as a boy, in Barbate, in so many places… And then back in all the sales we stopped at,” commented Alejandro minutes before starting the act in which he would be nominated Favorite Son of the Province of Cádiz and soon after signing the Book of Honor of the Provincial Council of Cádiz.

Later, during his speech at the event, he added more places like El Puerto de Santa María, El Rinconcillo (Algeciras) or Sanlúcar de Barrameda. “And I have a child inside me who every February explains to friends on the other side of the Atlantic the meaning of carnival, making quarry”.

It coincided in Cádiz with Rosario Flores, who came to collect the same prize awarded to his mother, Lola Flores, posthumously. Both merged into one loving embrace, demonstrating the good relationship between the two families and great artists.

Rachel Valdés accompanied Alejandro Sanz in this homage. AGR

The event was held at the Palacio de Congresos de Cádiz, and Alejandro arrived surrounded by his closest team, as well as his partner, Cuban artist Rachel Valdés; his son, Max, and little Alma, the result of the relationship between Alejandro and his ex-wife, Raquel Perera.

Alejandro doesn’t forget Cádiz, he takes it to heart and shows it to everyone he can. Take advantage of the free time you have, for example, to let yourself be seen by a beach in Zahara (as he did the day before the act) and teach your children to enjoy the same as he did as a child.

That is why, in his speech, he assured that it was not necessary to explain certain things: “That I always want to come back. That I am what I am because, deep down, I have Cádiz inside me and around me”.

To this he added a request: that “once and for all we normalize this love and that it is no longer new”. Of course he was very grateful. And even he kept looking at the stands where his family was sitting and making some complicity gesture. But he claimed feel “more privileged than favored. Being favored is very good, but being privileged is something you choose and that’s what makes life a pirouette, a real pass.”

In his speech, he praised his family’s land. “I don’t need anything, you already have me (…). I’m dying to have the privilege of feeling this Here all mine was formed. My memories, my dreams, my parents, my grandparents, my cousins, my brother, my uncles. But I am more than moments, all those that made me who I am. The ones that cemented me inside. I only feel for you the deepest gratitude (…). And now when I leave you will continue to come with me (…). I love you without hope, without madness, in a simple way, from near and far (…). Live Cádiz as a universe”.

Without forgetting to dedicate a few words to Lola Flores. “I was lucky enough to share with her many activities and bohemian moments that I still have left; pure seamless magic, Lola in her purest form, indescribable, incomprehensible in a single word. All the beautiful words fit him like hats. Lola always great.”

for your part, Rosário Flores was moved upon receiving the award on behalf of his mother, Lola Flores, also already a Favorite Daughter of the Province of Cádiz. “The great artists that this land has given… I’m super honored, very proud and very moved. Really, on the day that the museum dedicated to my mother opens in Jerez -scheduled for the next 31st-, I’m going to cry and be very emotional,” he commented to Alejandro.

Rosario received the award sending kisses to the sky, to her mother, “who will be watching us, saying ole my land and dancing bulerías. Andalusian from head to toe, she is unrepeatable and there will never be anyone like her”.


Alejandro Sanz’s museum is already taking shape in his mother’s hometown of Alcalá de los Gazules. Lola Flores is about to open. And along with them, three more of the three great artists of Cádiz: Paco de Lucía (Algeciras), Rocío Jurado (Chipiona) and Camarón de la Isla (San Fernando).

For this reason, people are thinking of taking a tour of the museums of these universal artists in Cádiz, which are also not very far from each other. The furthest from each other would be Rocío Jurado and Paco de Lucía, but the driving distance is reduced to about an hour and a half. And in between, the others.

The idea of ​​the museum/stage space by Alejandro Sanz started “from Alejandro himself, he was the one who wanted to make. We offered it to him and in a short time he confirmed that he wanted it to be in Alcalá de los Gazules. He is very excited, he saw the project, he loved it and he is looking forward to the opening of the doors”, Javier Pizarro Ruiz, Mayor of Alcalá de los Gazules and Alexander’s cousin.

The idea is already in progress, because, according to the progress, the intention of the City Council is “to open the competition in this year 2023 so that it can open its doors in the first half of 2024″. Its financing will be borne by the Provincial Council of Cádiz and the Municipality of Alcalá de los Gazules, explained Pizarro.

The museum will include an exhibition area where you can see “Things about Alejandro’s life and his relationship with Alcalá”, and a space in which visitors can interact with the artist. “I think it will be something much expected, that it will have many surprises and that people will love it”, with predictions of visits, according to studies carried out, “which could be around 40 thousand per year. Alcalá de los Gazules, with 5,300 inhabitants, It will mean a lot, in gastronomy, hospitality, overnight stays… There will be a before and an after”, explained Javier Pizarro to LOC with “a double illusion, because I am the mayor, I am his family and coincidentally he can open this museum and pay this tribute to Alejandro, who deserves it. I’m very proud”.

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