One of the Spanish touristic attractions is flamenco dance and music. Although Barcelona is not one of the usual destinations to enjoy this part of our folklore, being more common to go to the south to Andalusia or to the center, to Madrid, to those who want it, there are places where you can enjoy the dance and the excellent musicians.
In this article, we will mention some of the best options.
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Located in the Plaza Real, Los Tarantos Flamenco Tablao is one of the best known of the city. In October 1993, it reopened after extensive an architectural refurbishment, that, besides giving it a new infrastructure, it connected to the local neighbour, the Jamboree, legendary on the jazz circuit in Barcelona. Los Tarantos stands up for a combination of “cuadros flamencos” made up of the best emergent flamenco artists and the show “toque, cante y baile”.
In Tablao Cordobés at La Rambla of Barcelona since 1970, brings together the most outstanding artists of this art, both living legends of flamenco as young revelations. Both the decor and the local cuisine of this place creates an ideal atmosphere to enjoy the magic of the show and most authentic flamenco, uninfluenced by commercial trends.
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Palacio del Flamenco
Palacio del Flamenco is located in Balmes Street, at number 139, and offers three daily programs and a cast of 17 singers, dancers, guitarists and musicians who “visit” various genres of flamenco. In this show, that lasts about 60 minutes, there is also room for improvisation to make it different every day. The capacity of the Palacio del Flamenco is for a maximum of 450 people and also has an Auditorium Dining Room where you can taste traditional food.
El Patio Andaluz
This flamenco tablao-restaurant offers several opportunities to get to know the flamenco tradition in an ideal scenario very similar to a traditional Andalusian patio. Attendees can choose from only the best show of music and dance, combined with a drink or with a delicious meal, all at an affordable price. Inside El Patio Andaluz there is La Taberna del Patio, a space with a capacity of 150 people for private events. Jesus Cortés, the chief of this tablao, has performed in front of the Spanish Royal Family, Oprah Winfrey and the designers Dolce & Gabanna, among other celebrities and VIPs.
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