The flamenco musical genre has become very famous around, this music and dance typical from some areas in Spain such as Andalucía, Extremadura and Murcia. Although is known to be coming from the South of Spain, in Barcelona there are good quality flamenco shows that allow the visitors in Barcelona to taste a bit of what it is to attend to a show of this kind of music.The flamenco style as we know it comes from XVIII and it is controversial the origin of it, some say it comes from the gypsies in south Spain and others think it comes from the moors.
On 2010 flamenco was designated immaterial heritage by the UNESCO, an important step for this kind of music that has many followers around the world and a well-deserved fight that was won in favor of flamenco genre.
I have compiled the most famous flamenco shows in Barcelona city for you to enjoy this music and get to know a bit :
Palacio del Flamenco
At Palacio del Flamenco they have 3 sessions a day of their show and their performance it is considered as the best show of pure Flamenco and fusion of classic in Spain. They have 14 artists in their show that are the key to success of their Flamenco and his followers in the city.
Prices go from 35 euros the show + drink per person up to 100 euros for a dinner menu + the show per person. You can see all possibilities of combinations with the show tickets in their web page. As mentioned, they offer three sessions a day, from 18:25h to 19:25h, 20:20h to 21:20 or 22:30 or 23:30h.
C. Balmes 139, Barcelona
Tablao de Carmen
The Tablao de Carmen worships the great dancer Carmen Amaya, one of the most important figures in the history of Flamenco, her dance was special with her passion, art and charm. As a note, important people of the world of arts, actors, comedian such as Orson Wells, Marlon Brando, Fred Astaire or Charles Chaplin among others were known admirers of Carmen.
The tablao de Carmen is located in Poble Espanyol, a city inside the city of Barcelona, Poble Espanyol is actually a full representation of Spanish architecture of all the peninsula in the same place. You can see the most famous constructions, streets and squares in Spain reproduced in this space, take the chance to see two amazing things the flamenco show and also the Poble Espanyol.
The prices start at 43 euros with the show entrance + drink per person, they also offer dinner with the show from 55 euros their tapas menu per person to a 95 euros dinner with wine pairing included. They have two shows a day that are 60 minutes each, from 19:00 to 20:00h and from 21:30h to 22:30h. Take into account that all the times mentioned are show times, if you are having dinner you most likely need to be there earlier so you have enough time for both things.
Avda. Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia, 13
Poble Espanyol de Montjuïc 08038 (Barcelona)
El Patio Andaluz
El Patio Andaluz has become thanks to its 40 years on business a great place to enjoy the Andalusian tradition around flamenco dance. Their main "bailaor" -flamenco dancer- is Jesús Cortés that has won the National Award of flamenco dance and has performed in very important events such as in front of the Royal Spanish Family, Oprah Winfrey of Dolce&Gabana among others.
From 25 euros per person the show only up to 76 euros per person the most expensive dinner menu, so you have an idea of the prices.
C/ Rocafort 231 Bis, 08029 Barcelona