The Absolute Best Flamenco Shows in Barcelona
Every traveler visiting Spain most probably thinks about tapas, sangria, and flamenco, and despite the fact that the last two are typical from southern Spain, around the province of Andalusia, still around the country and in particular in Barcelona, one can watch a fantastic flamenco show and drink a tinto de verano (the way locals call Sangria here).
Flamenco is a dance and moreover a form of art that emerged in the 18th century, from the gitanos, and that nowadays is recognized as an Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO and a quintessential expression of Spanish culture. And in case you are wondering where to watch a genuine flamenco show, here are the best tablaos (tables) you will find in Barcelona.
BARCELONA Y FLAMENCO
In 15 years of activity, the Barcelona y Flamenco shows have reached millions of viewers. Opera y Flamenco and Gran Gala Flamenco are the most widely viewed productions in Barcelona, and are often showcased uninterruptedly at the prestigious Polioama Theater and in the magic Palau de la Música Catalana, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Barcelona.
Address: Depends on venue
TABLAO FLAMENCO CORDOBES
Located on the famous La Rambla boulevard, the Tablao Flamenco Cordobes, located at the famous boulevard Las Ramblas, opened its doors back in the 70s is already an institution in Barcelona as they pioneered the tablaos here, way before the city became a tourist destination. The setting is a small cave where artists do not need to use any microphone, so you get the real feeling of heels sounds and loud voices. Worth the experience!
Address: La Rambla, 35
Another great tablao in Barcelona entertaining the city since 1963 at heart of the Gothic Quarter, the Plaça Reial. Here the feeling is more trendy rather than classic and remains a genuine part of the Barcelona nightlife scene around this iconic square that hosts Gaudi´s first works. At Los Tarantos you won´t be disappointed.
Address: Los Tarantos, Plaça Reial, 17
EL PATIO ANDALUZ
El Patio Andaluz is the kind of place for those looking to enjoy an off the beaten track flamenco show, it hasn’t changed during the last 30 years. Here locals and travelers alike get a drink and order some traditional tapas to watch a Flamenco show, and in many cases, themselves end up dancing with the artists. This is the place you imagined in your dreams about Spain, the authentic flamenco experience. Some days during the week they offer dancing classes, and dresses are available for all ages.
Address: Carrer de Rocafort, 231
Not really a place to watch flamenco as it is a bar, but worth listing it in this article. Bar Leo, located in La Barceloneta district, the owner Señora Leo built a shrine to Miguel Vargas Jiménez (a.k.a. ‘Bambino’), one of the most renowned Sevillian singer and dancer. The place is just amazing, the clientele eclectic, and the soundtrack is Flamenco all day long. Expect the unexpected flamenco dance in case you stop for a drink here.
Address: Sant Carles, 34
Spanish culture can be enjoyed in Barcelona, actually, plenty of our happy clients go on shows after enjoying a culinary walk with us. The closer we get to Andalusia is at our Bodegas and Tapas Traditions Experience Tour in La Barceloneta and The Gothic Districts, you might wanna check it out!