WHERE TO SEE THE BEST FLAMENCO SHOWS IN BARCELONA
Most people will tell you that if you are in Spain, you shouldn’t miss a flamenco show. However… Flamenco is not a Catalan tradition, and that’s why many believe that Barcelona is not the place to go for that.
The best place to watch flamenco in Barcelona is one of these:
Tablao de Carmen
A favorite for our Barcelona Flamenco Evening & Tapas Tour. Despite its location by the end of La Rambla might make you think “oh no, another tourist trap”, this venue is strongly committed to the quality of their shows and they often incorporate local flamenco stars in their shows. It offers a dinner + show or a drink + show options.
The food isn’t specially great, but in exchange you are given a better table where you are much closer to the show (and you need to take into account that the closer you are the more you will enjoy it). Book it here.
Also located towards the end of La Rambla in the lively Plaça Reial, here you have a much more different option: 30 minutes of music and dance, but no dinner options. The venue feels more like being in a jazz club or something like that, instead of trying to emulate a gypsy setting. It is also a more affordable option. Book it here.
Another interesting option is this flamenco evening show offered some days in the Poliorama theater and some others in the Palace of the Music. It is a great mix of flamenco dance choreographies and famous flamenco-ish opera excerpts such as those from Carmen, for instance.
Certainly it is not what you would expect of a flamenco “tablao”, but I would say that it is a very friendly option if you are not so familiar with flamenco music (and if you are buying tickets for Palau de la Música, it’s a plus to visit this gorgeous site!). Book it here.
Are you planning to attend any flamenco dance shows in Barcelona?
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