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Flamenco shows Barcelona

Everything about visiting a flamenco show in Barcelona. Flamenco in Barcelona, shows, dance workshops and ticket reservations in Los Tarantos and Tablao Cordobes Flamenco.

Flamenco in Barcelona: visit Flamenco shows

Flamenco is the music, song and dance of Spain, especially the southern provinces of Spain. Characteristic of this form of music are the sometimes Arabic-like sounds, the exuberant musical decorations around the theme and the strong rhythm within a twelve-count system.

The basis of flamenco is flamenco singing. In the most basic version, the singing is often accompanied by a rhythmic tapping by tapping the knuckles on tables, tapping the floor with a stick, snapping the fingers or clapping the hands. Nowadays it's usually accompanied by the Spanish guitar and the cajón (hand drum). Also in Barcelona you can watch a flamenco show or take a workshop in a number of places. An overview of the best flamenco shows in Barcelona Spain:

Los Tarantos Flamenco Show

Los Tarantos is centrally located at Plaça Reial 17 (next to the Ramblas near metro stop Liceu) and offers several Flamenco shows daily (7:30 PM, 8:30 PM and 9:30 PM). Tickets are cheap (book tickets online from 20 euros). The flamenco show lasts about half an hour. Make sure you are in the room on time; Unfortunately, Los Tarantos sells more tickets than there are seats, which can mean poor visibility if you have to stand for the entire show. This location is especially ideal if you want to get acquainted with flamenco cheaply (more info and ticket reservation).

Tablao Cordobes Flamenco

Immerse yourself in the experience of visiting a Tablao Flamenco centrally located on the Ramblas. In addition to flamenco, you will enjoy a meal of good quality Mediterranean cuisine in a warm and inviting atmosphere.

It should be taken into account that the best seats for watching the Flamenco Show are given to those who also book a meal (order your tickets online). There are several shows per evening (6:45 PM, 8:30 PM and 10:00 PM) and tickets are available from 46 euros without dinner and 82 euros with dinner (book this Barcelona flamenco show online).

Location: Flamenco Tablao Cordobés. Ramblas 35, Phone:+34 933 175 711. Metro L3 - Liceu or Drassanes.

Other Flamenco shows in Barcelona

In Teatro Poliorama, in the center of the Rambla, or in the fantastic Palau de Musica you can enjoy a combined performance of 'Opera and flamenco'. For the program see: operaflamenco.com 

Palacio del Flamenco

The cast of Palacio del Flamenco will set you on fire with a passionate Flamenco show. You will be introduced to authentic dance and will have the opportunity to shine on stage yourself. The 17-member group consists of Flamenco singers, dancers, guitar players and other musicians. The performance feels like a journey through the different Flamenco styles and, partly due to the titillating guitar playing, it is an open invitation to sway your hips yourself. In addition to Flamenco, you can also enjoy other classical Spanish dances in this powerful show. Due to the improvisation between musician and dancer, every flamenco performance is different.

Three flamenco shows daily (6:40 PM, 8:30 PM and 9:40 PM). The Flamenco shows last 40 to 60 minutes, depending on the session. Tickets are available from 35 euros for the show only and 60 euros for the show including dinner. Location: c/Balmes, 139. Metro stop Avenida Diagonal (L3 and L5) is a stone's throw away (website).

Flamenco & Barcelona? No, watch the 'Sardanes'

Want to watch real Catalan dancing? Then don't go to a Flamenco show, but watch the 'Sardanes'. This is a traditional Catalan dance that involves dancing hand in hand in a circle. The dance is accompanied by 11 musicians and 12 instruments. Demonstrations of this 'Sardana' dance are given in the square in front of the cathedral of Barcelona:

  • September 15 to July 28: On Sundays and public holidays at 11:15 AM
  • February 9 to July 13 & September 14 to November 17: Saturdays at 6:00 PM
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