Where to Watch Flamenco in Barcelona

This blog post was originally posted on December 5, 2014 and was updated on September 7, 2017.

Barcelona isn’t especially known for the art of flamenco, or at least not quite like the south of Spain or the country’s capital of Madrid.

However, there are still plenty of emblematic and authentic places to enjoy the fiery dance and folkloric music that so many people think of when coming to Spain. With these suggestions, take your pick of where to watch flamenco in Barcelona, from the charming Andalusian patio to the enormous auditorium with a spotlight.

One of the essential things to do while in Spain is to see a flamenco show. But with so many geared towards tourists, how do you know you've found the real deal? #flamenco #dance #seville #sevilla #spain

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Los Tarantos

Los Tarantos have been doing a flamenco show in Barcelona’s beautiful Plaça Reial since 1963, and they are undoubtedly the most well-known in that scene, boasting a very creative choreographic development and different “cuadros” each day. Right next to the best jazz venue in town, Jamboree, Los Tarantos are really in the heart of it all. Catch a show at 8:30, 9:30 or 10:30 pm.

Address: Plaça Reial, 17

There are many wonderful places to watch flamenco in Barcelona!
The passion of flamenco comes alive onstage.

El Patio Andaluz

If you would like to see less formal flamenco in Barcelona in a traditional Andalusian patio, El Patio Andaluz is the place to go. Enjoy it over a drink or one of their many dinner options, and at the end feel free to join in and dance (no experience necessary!). Shows go on at 8:10 and 10:10 pm.

Address:Carrer de Rocafort, 231

Enjoy an evening of flamenco at El Patio Andaluz, one of the most authentic places to see flamenco in Barcelona!
Flamenco isn’t just about the dance! The hauntingly beautiful music will send shivers down your spine.

Tablao Cordobés

Don’t let the location of this flamenco joint fool you. Despite being on the most touristy strip of all of Barcelona, Tablao Cordobés has retained its southern Spanish authenticity for over 40 years. In fact, it was in 1970 that famed flamenco stars like Camarón de la Isla inaugurated the venue on La Rambla. They do buffet dinners, and two shows a night, at 8:15 and 10 pm.

Address: La Rambla, 35

El Tablao Cordobés is a wonderful place to see flamenco in Barcelona.
Guitar, song, and dance come together to create something beautiful in flamenco.

Palacio del Flamenco

With seating for over 450 people in an auditorium-like setting, Palacio del Flamenco is perfect for larger groups. The show usually involves up to 15 different artists, making for a truly impressive spectacle of the Spanish art. They serve several different dinner options right before the two different shows, which go on at 7:15 and 10:40 pm.

Address: Carrer de Balmes, 139

Don't fall into the tourist traps! There are many authentic places to see flamenco in Barcelona, so you can appreciate this beautiful art as it was intended.

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2 Comment

  1. MARK KLATT says
    September 16, 2019 at 5:00 am

    Hi, can you recommend a location to watch flamenco with two young children (3 & 6)? Gracias!

    Reply
    1. Devour Tours says
      September 17, 2019 at 9:44 am

      Hi Mark! A good choice might be a larger venue that serves food and drinks. These venues tend to be more exuberant with a lot of things happening at once, which is usually a better fit for kids than a smaller, more intimate setting. We recommend Tablado de Carmen (https://www.tablaodecarmen.com/en/) or Palau Dalmases (https://palaudalmases.com/en/home/).
      We hope this helps—enjoy Barcelona!

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