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Spain - Flamenco show

Four of us are traveling to Spain this September. We are thinking the best place to catch a Flamenco show is in Sevilla. We are looking for recommendations for a show that is authentic and not touristy.

We will also be in Madrid and Barcelona, if you think it is better to catch a show here.


Posted by
4429 posts

The most authentic Flamenco is almost impossible for the tourist to find. It happens in local bars late at night.
Of course all shows will cater to tourists, but Sevilla has a few this is hist about the dance, and not a dinner and dance show.
I will admit, flame co music is not my thing so a one hour show was just enough. I liked the Centro Cultural Flamenco aka Casa de la Memoria There are a number of other small flamenco theatres in the area, but this one gives good views for all attendees, as the seating is only a few rows deep. Others may be 8-10 rows of chairs and those in the back can't see the footwork. Seating is first come first sat, so line up early.

Posted by
364 posts

I agree with MariaF....Casa de la Memoria is the place to go in Seville. My friends and I went two nights in a row and enjoyed the two different shows. And yes, try to get there at least half an hour early to get better seats.

Posted by
1186 posts

Hello from Wisconsin,
While in Seville make sure you get to the flamenco clothing section of the city. It is not that far off from the cathedral. Yes, tourist shows...but this is the city for it. And when you see the show windows of the shops specializing in the dresses you realize it is real.

And make sure to see the huge mushroom shade maker in Plaza de la Encarnacion. At night this is a happening place.

wayne iNWI

Posted by
1895 posts

Another vote for Casa de Las Memorial.A nice one hour show that gives you a taste of Flamenco. Yes, it is touristy but it's small and also intimate and just enough time.