La Casa de la Guitarra is a Flamenco Cultural Centre located in an 18th century house in the heart of the Barrio de Santa Cruz (former Jewish quarter), a few steps away from the Cathedral. It is run by José Luis Postigo, a famous artist and guitarist who has won two national flamenco guitar awards (Córdoba National Prize and Jerez de la Frontera National Prize of the Chair of Flamencology).
Master Antonio Bernal was born in 1973 in the Sevillian town of Camas, known for being the land of different artists such as Curro Romero, Paco Camino, Sergio Ramos, Capi... He studied music at the Elementary and Superior Conservatory of Seville in 1991. He worked some time as a gardener in the State Company Expo 92, within the branch of botany.
The Marchena Guitar Festival first took place in July 1967. Currently, the Guitar Festival is held in Cardinal Spinola Square, and guitar enthusiasts from across Andalusia flock to the event. Marchena is one of many towns that, over the last 70 years, has encouraged the emergence of new “cante jondo” talent throughout Seville.