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13 Best Places To Watch Flamenco in Seville, Spain

13 Best Places To Watch Flamenco in Seville, Spain

If you’re wondering where to see flamenco in Seville, I’ve got you covered with this list of the best 13 flamenco shows in Seville, Spain. Check them out!

Flamenco is one of the undying art forms that have become synonymous with the city of Seville in Spain. Flamenco is more than a dance – it’s feelings, it’s emotion, it’s a sense of longing. This precious art, in fact, was recognized by UNESCO as an Intangible Cultural Heritage.

Flamenco is in Seville’s blood and part of the city’s identity since it was born right here. If you visit Seville, there is simply no way that you can pass up the opportunity to get to know this art form.

Seville is the best place to catch a flamenco show to witness the art form in all its glory, but it’s also true that due to the abundance of venues and shows, choosing where to catch one can be quite tricky! That’s why I’m here.

A GUIDE TO THE BEST FLAMENCO SHOWS IN SEVILLE

Flamencos performances are typically performed in venues known as tablaos, and the shows generally include highly choreographed music and dances.

When choosing where to catch a flamenco show in Seville, choose it based on the duration of the show, what the show includes, and the type of venue (touristy or more intimate). Some shows can be as short as 30 minutes, while others include dinner and can last for 2 hours.

With that said, the ticket prices for these shows can also vary. The longer shows will be more expensive as they will include more elaborate performances (and your meal, too). Make sure to plan ahead as these are very popular shows and tickets can sell out fairly quickly.

Here it’s a list of the the venues where you can watch the best flamenco in Seville.

Museo del Baile Flamenco

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Museo del Baile Flamenco is a popular venue that has been around since the 18th century. It includes a venue for flamenco shows, as well as a museum where you can learn about the history and culture of flamenco dances.

This flamenco museum in Seville is located in Calle Manuel Rojas Marcos and is open from 10 AM to 7 PM. There are 4 shows per night starting at 5 PM with the last performance at 10:15 PM.

➤ If you’d like to catch a live flamenco show in this venue, you can book the Flamenco Dance Museum Show which comes with an optional ticket for the museum so you can learn more about the history of flamenco too.
This show lasts for an hour and you will be able to enjoy the true spirit of flamenco in a medium-sized venue (the venue can accommodate up to 120 people). Tap your feet and lose yourself in the rhythm of this national heritage!
BOOK THE TICKET HERE

Baraka Sala Flamenca

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Another great venue to catch a flamenco show in Sevilla is the Baraka Sala Flamenca. The unique setting of this venue of Mudejar architecture is the ideal backdrop for your first flamenco experience.

The show duration is 1 hour and the venue offers 2 shows per night (6:30 PM and 8:30 PM at the time of writing, but times can change). This is a pretty intimate venue with a total capacity of 50 people.

➤ You can book the super popular (the most popular of all the flamenco shows on Get Your Guide) Triana Tablao Flamenco Show so you can discover first-hand this authentic art form as showcased by 4 artists on stage. The ticket includes one free drink. BOOK YOUR TICKET HERE

CasaLa Teatro

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Another excellent venue for a show of flamenco dancing in Seville within the Triana district is the CasaLa Teatro. This venue is located at Plaza del Altozano inside an indoor market (Mercado de Triana). This is considered one of the best places to watch a traditional flamenco show, but what makes it unique is the size of the theatre.

In fact, Casa LaTeatro is a super small venue (max 28 people at a time), which means you’ll get as close to the stage as humanly possible. Since the venue is is located inside an indoor market, you can also easily grab tapas and and a beer before the start of your show.

➤ You can buy your tickets on the official website. Every night there’s a show at 8 PM, and on some days there’s an earlier show at 6.30 PM.

Pura Esencia

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Pura Esencia proudly claims to offer the best flamenco show in Seville, Spain. And who knows? For certain it makes a strong case as this charming tavern offers nightly performances of flamenco dances while you can also get to enjoy yummy Spanish food and wine. This venue is located within the traditional Bairro de Triana district and offers a show every night at 8 PM.

➤ Book in advance a ticket to see the highly-rated Pura Esencia Flamenco Show. You’ll experience an hour of dancing, singing and guitar playing. The show features the most representative styles of flamenco art, like “fandangos”, “bulerias”, and “alegrías”. Included in the ticket price is also a glass of white wine. BOOK YOUR TICKET HERE

Tablao Flamenco Los Gallos

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Tablao Flamenco Los Gallos has quite a long history. It opened in 1966 and has since become a known venue for one of the top flamenco shows in Seville. It is considered one of the best places to watch flamenco in Seville due to the incredible array of artists that deliver world-class performances night after night.

The first show at Tablao Flamenco Los Gallos starts at 8 PM, which is followed by another one at 10 PM. Each show lasts for a duration of 1 and a half hours. This is also a small venue that makes for an intimate flamenco performance in a typical flamenco bar in Sevilla.

Casa de La Memoria

Casa de La Memoria is a cultural center located within the heart of Seville. It’s one of the city’s most popular flamenco venues and the setting makes it quite unique, since it’s located within a 16th century courtyard house.

Casa de la Memoria also hosts a museum where you can get a deeper insight into this dance which is really a cultural heritage of Spain, on top of the nightly performances.

Located in Calle Cuna 6, this venue is open until 10 PM. The venue holds up to 85 people and there are 4 shows every night, each an hour long.

➤ You can book your tickets for the Casa de la Memoria flamenco show in advance. You can choose between the show at 7.30 PM and the one at 9 PM. BOOK YOUR TICKET HERE

Food and drinks are not included in the ticket. Maybe you can combine the show with some tapas at one of the most traditional tapas bars in Seville? El Rinconcillo is just a few minutes walk away…

READ MORE: Best Tapas Bars in Seville

Tablao El Arenal

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Tablao El Arenal has been around for four decades, offering lively flamenco performances to a mix of locals and tourists. For 90 minutes here you can enjoy a show that is rich in traditional flamenco heritage, and that will surely leave you breathless. I mean, this venue has been recognized by The New York Times as the best place to enjoy flamenco in Sevilla, it must mean something, don’t you think?

The crew at Tablao El Arenal includes 17 renowned artists who sing, dance, and play the guitar passionately. The venue also serve delicious tapas and authentic Andalusian dishes along with local wine, so you won’t go hungry here. The

➤ You can buy tickets on the official website, choosing between show + drink or show + dinner/tapas. The first show is at 7.15 PM and the second one at 10 PM; the show lasts 1 hour 15 minutes.

El Palacio Andaluz

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El Palacio Andaluz is located at the center of the La Macarena district of Seville, and with a capacity of 500 people it’s the biggest venue on this list. This tablao flamenco in Sevilla is set in a 19th century building that features a typical, elegant Andalusian palace. The building was completely renovated to house a bar, stage, and dining area.

El Palacio Andaluz has won many awards over the years for their Sevilla flamenco shows, so it’s a really safe choice if you like a bigger venue and show. Once the show starts, you will experience the flamenco art in its purest form with professional artists showcasing their traditional dance techniques.

➤ I recommend booking in advance tickets for the Flamenco Show at El Palacio Andaluz. The 90 minutes-show and you can show between the show at 7 PM or at 9.30 PM. You can opt for show+ drink, show+ tapas, or show + dinner à la carte. BOOK YOUR TICKET HERE

Tablao Alvarez Quintero

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Are you looking for an old town flamenco venue in Seville? Look no further than Tablao Alvarez Quintero. This flamenco venue is located in Calle Alvarez Quintero, in an old Sevillian house form the 18th century right at the foot of the Giralda.

Tablao Alvarez Quintero is a great choice if you’re looking for a traditional show of authentic flamenco in Seville, Spain, in a unique setting. This venue is family-operated and some members of the family actually perform on stage. It’s the family’s homage to the flamenco tradition in Spain, and part of their effort at preserving this art form.

The venue can accommodate up to 85 people so it’s medium-sized, but it still feels very intimate. The show lasts one hour, and 4 performers play on stage.

➤ You can book your tickets on the official website. You can choose between the first show that starts at 7 PM and the second show starting at 8:30 PM. At the end of the show guests can take part in a 15-minute introductory flamenco class, which I find a pretty cool addition to the show.

El Patio Sevillano

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Located in Paseo de Cristobal Colon, El Patio Sevillano venue is among the most celebrated flamenco theaters in Seville. The beginnings of this tablao can be traced back to 1952 and has since been a go-to option for those in search of lively performances of flamenco shows. The venue also offers tapas and a full menu, so you can enjoy a traditional dinner while watching the show if you feel like it. One of the cool features of this tablao is that their performances include a variety of flamenco styles.

➤ You may book the El Patio Sevillano Traditional Flamenco Show with Drink so you can experience this art form at one of its birthplaces. You can choose to see the one-hour show at 7.30 PM, 9 PM, or 9.30 PM. The price of admission includes one drink. BOOK YOUR TICKET HERE

La Carboneria

If you are looking for a flamenco venue that offers an intimate experience and is not as touristy as others on this list, head to La Carboneria. Here you can meet and chat with locals. This flamenco bar in Seville is quite special as it’s located inside an old coal factory, and you can still smell a faint odor of fireplace.

This flamenco venue, located at Calle Cespedes in Seville, can be a bit difficult to find to those who are new to this venue since there is no sign at the entrance, but look for a red door in the alleyway. Worth it.

Casa de la Guitarra

Another recommended venue for intimate flamenco shows is Casa de la Guitarra. This flamenco tablao is located at Calle Meson del Moro and is also home to historic exhibits, a guitar museum, and guided tours. The venue is located in an 18th century house that in itself holds a lot of history and cultural heritage. It’s a great venue to not only enjoy the art of flamenco but also to learn about its cultural past and evolution throughout the years.
Casa de la Guitarra hosts a show every night at 8 PM.

➤ You can book tickets for a walking tour + one-hour flamenco show at La Casa de la Guitarra, which also comes with a complimentary glass of wine. On the tour preceding the show, you’ll be walking around the neighborhood of Triana and you’ll be given an introduction to flamenco and its history. BOOK YOUR TICKET HERE

Bienal de Flamenco in Seville, Spain

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If you are a true-blue flamenco enthusiast, then you shouldn’t miss the Bienal de Flamenco festival. This festival started way back in 1980 and brings together the largest gathering of flamenco musicians and dancers in the world. This bi-annual event is one of the most sought after festivals for dance enthusiasts in Seville, Spain, but also for visitors who happen to be in Seville at the right time (lucky them!).

The Bienal de Flamenco lasts for approximately 30 days. There are a variety of shows and events that take place throughout the city of Seville during the festival’s duration. In 2020, the festival is scheduled to take place between September 4th-October 4th. You can check out the program here.

If you’ve never seen a flamenco show, Seville is the perfect choice for your first time. You can’t really go home without having witnessed something so quintessentially Spanish, can you? Make sure you add Seville and a flamenco show to your Spain road trip itinerary!

Although it’s hard to choose where to watch flamenco in Seville, I hope I helped you out with this list. Choose the place that most inspires you from this list, and later come back here and tell me how you liked it!


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