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Palau de La Música Catalana Gran Gala Flamenco Show
Dance
4.3(7)
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€42
City Hall Theatre Flamenco Show
Dance
4.3(17)
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€25
Palau Dalmases - Flamenco Show
Dance
4.0(17)
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€30
Tablao Cordobes Flamenco Show
Dance
4.3(45)
Tablao Cordobes Flamenco Show
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Palau de La Música Catalana Gran Gala Flamenco Show
Theatre Name

Palau de La Música Catalana

Duration

1 hr

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These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

Age Limit

Suitable for all ages

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Palau de La Música Catalana Gran Gala Flamenco Show
City Hall Theatre Flamenco Show
Theatre Name

City Hall Theatre

Duration

1 hr 00 min

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Age Limit

Suitable for 8+

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City Hall Theatre Flamenco Show
Palau Dalmases - Flamenco Show
Theatre Name

Palau Dalmases

Duration

55 min

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You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Age Limit

Strictly for 6+

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Palau Dalmases - Flamenco Show
Tablao Cordobes Flamenco Show
Theatre Name

Tablao Flamenco Cordobes

Duration

1 hr

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These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

Age Limit

Strictly for 4+

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Tablao Cordobes Flamenco Show
Poliorama Theater Gran Gala Flamenco Show
Dance
5.0(1)
Poliorama Theater Gran Gala Flamenco Show
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Poliorama Theater Gran Gala Flamenco Show
Dance
Theatre Name

Poliorama Theater

Duration

1 hr

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The ticket can be presented digitally at the entrance on the day of your visit.

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These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

Age Limit

Suitable for 6+

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Poliorama Theater Gran Gala Flamenco Show

Flamenco in Barcelona? Say no more! Although flamenco is often associated with southern Spain, you may be shocked to learn that flamenco has roots in Catalonia and Barcelona that extend over two centuries. This dispels the myth that flamenco performances in Barcelona cannot be genuine. The streets and squares of this city were turned into hotspots for flamenco by some of the best names in the genre, such as Carmen Amaya, the legendary guitarist and singer El Pescaílla, Peret and Gato Pérez, the founders of Spanish rumba, and many more. Where to go and how to prepare for the ultimate flamenco experience while in Barcelona? Read on!

Where to watch Flamenco in Barcelona?

Tablao Flamenco Cordobés

Tablao Flamenco Cordobés

  • Location: Las Ramblas 35
  • Since 1970, this spot in the heart of Barcelona delivers pure flamenco without any tech. The setting and acoustics make it a magical experience.
Tablao de Carmen, Flamenco with Different Forms of Expression

Tablao de Carmen, Flamenco with Different Forms of Expression

  • Location: Av. de Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia, 13
  • Named after dancer Carmen Amaya, this flamenco reference offers diverse shows, a gastronomic menu, and a charming courtyard. Book online for convenience.
Tarantos, Tablao Flamenco

Tarantos, Tablao Flamenco

  • Location: Plaza Real 17
  • Established in 1963, Tarantos, though not traditional in appearance, focuses on the real stars – music and dance. Check their website for the monthly program.
Palau de la Música, Gran Gala Flamenco

Palau de la Música, Gran Gala Flamenco

  • Location: C/ Palau de la Música, 4-6
  • A globally recognized artistic center, this palace hosts the annual Gran Gala Flamenco, showcasing the best Spanish flamenco artists.
Palacio del Flamenco, the Flamenco Palace

Palacio del Flamenco, the Flamenco Palace

  • Location: Carrer Balmes 139
  • Dating back to 1920, this historic flamenco palace with a capacity for nearly 400 people offers a memorable show in multiple languages.
Robadors at El Raval, with Flamenco on Demand

Robadors at El Raval, with Flamenco on Demand

  • Location: Carrer d’En Robador, 23
  • In the Raval neighborhood, Robadors caters to diverse audiences, featuring pure flamenco, fusion styles, jazz, and new trends related to flamenco.
Nervión offers comprehensive food service

Nervión, Flamenco Entertainment

  • Location: Carrer de la Princesa 2
  • Named after the Seville river, Nervión offers comprehensive food service, making it suitable for big groups or bachelor parties.
Palau Dalmases, Pure Flamenco

Palau Dalmases, Pure Flamenco

  • Location: Carrer Montcada 20
  • In a baroque palace, Palau Dalmases is a prime location for enjoying flamenco and hosting various events, including weddings.
flamenco hotspot offering tapas

Los Juanele, Flamenco in a Magical Atmosphere

  • Location: Carrer de Aldana 4
  • With over 30 years of experience, Los Juanele is a flamenco hotspot offering tapas, rebujito, and even flamenco dancing classes. Visit their site for more details.

History of Flamenco in Barcelona

Barcelona's flamenco roots, influenced by trade, Andalusian migration, and cultural openness, date back to the mid-19th century. The Grand Theatre Liceu's 1847 inauguration marked a pivotal moment, featuring passionate flamenco performances that captivated audiences. By the late 1800s, Barcelona boasted seventy-four singing cafes, hosting luminaries like Lola Montes. Cordobes, founded in 1970, remains a genuine relic of Barcelona's showbiz heyday, standing as an authentic cultural institution with historical significance, distinct from the typical tourist fare.

Flamenco and Barcelona's nightlife

Flamenco and Barcelona's nightlife

In the vibrant nightlife of Barcelona, flamenco adds an electrifying touch. In districts like El Raval and El Born, bars like "23Robadors" and "El Paraigua" frequently host flamenco nights, offering spontaneous dance sessions. Roaming the Gothic Quarter's narrow alleys may lead you to local taverns, where the soulful strains of flamenco guitar accompany amateur enthusiasts expressing their passion through dance. Barcelona's eclectic energy finds a dynamic fusion with the captivating rhythms of flamenco, creating an unforgettable nocturnal experience.

Frequently asked questions about Flamenco shows in Barcelona

Where can I see the best flamenco shows in Barcelona?

Barcelona boasts several fantastic options, from traditional tablaos like Tablao Cordobes and Los Tarantos to contemporary theaters like Palau Dalmases. Consider your budget and preferred atmosphere when choosing.

How much do flamenco tickets cost?

Prices vary depending on the venue, show time, and artist. Shows at smaller tablaos generally range from €20-€40, while prestigious theaters can be €50-€100+.

What should I wear to a flamenco show?

Dress code is generally smart casual. Avoid overly casual attire like sportswear, but there's no need for formal wear. Smart jeans, a nice blouse or dress, and closed-toe shoes are perfect.

What is the difference between a tablao and a flamenco theater?

Tablaos are intimate spaces offering traditional, no-frills performances, often with tapas service. Theaters present larger-scale productions with elaborate sets and lighting.

Are there flamenco shows in English?

Most shows are in Spanish, but some venues offer English explanations or subtitles. Check beforehand if language is a concern.

Can I learn flamenco in Barcelona?

Absolutely! Several schools offer classes for all levels, from beginner to advanced. Some even specialize in short-term workshops for tourists.

What are the different styles of flamenco?

There are many, but some popular ones you might encounter are Soleá (melancholic), Alegrías (fast and festive), and Sevillanas (playful and rhythmic).

Is it okay to clap during a flamenco show?

Yes! Clapping is encouraged, especially after particularly impressive footwork or vocalizations. Learn the "palmas" (rhythmic handclaps) for an extra authentic experience.

Are flamenco shows appropriate for children?

Generally yes, especially shorter shows at tablaos. Check the age restrictions before booking if bringing young children.

Can I combine a flamenco show with other activities?

Definitely! Many tablaos offer pre-show dinners or tapas. You can also explore flamenco museums, attend workshops, or even take a flamenco-themed walking tour.