Guide to Flamenco Shows in Barcelona
If you want to do something typically Spanish while you are visiting Barcelona then you have to go and see one of the marvellous flamenco shows. Usually at restaurants or theatres you can get a range of tickets which means there is a show to suit every budget, from the full on dinner, drink and show to just the show. You will get the whole experience as the menus have traditional tapas, or local meat and fish dishes as well as Rioja, Spanish wine. So if you are looking for a Spanish night out then check out some of these top venues and their shows:
1. Cordobes Tablao Flamenco – Ramblas 35
This is an intimate gig with the dancers almost so close you could touch them (but probably best if you leave them to it). The decor has been recently, and lovingly, renovated in a baroque style. With intricate details and carving on the walls the place definitely has a Moorish flavour. The tickets range from the 30Euros to 77Euros depending on the time of day, and whether you eat beforehand.
2. Palacio del Flamenco – Carrer de Balmes
Another recently renovated place, the Palacio del Flamenco, is now one of Barcelona’s most elegant venues. The dance area is much larger and seats about 450 people, so you will lose some of the intimacy but on the plus side the prices are a bit cheaper. Prices range from just 25Euros for the basic afternoon show to 85Euros which includes a huge slap-up dinner as well.
3. Tablao de Carmen – Av. Francesc Ferrer I Guàrdia 13
Set in the Poble Espanyol de Montjuïc, this show is dedicated to arguably the greatest flamenco dancer Carmen Amaya. The show is a mix of well-loved professional dancers and young and unknown talent who are being schooled here. This is another intimate venue so you will feel part of the show and prices range from 39Euros to 77Euros.
4. Restaurante Nervión – Carrer de la Princesa 2
Located right in the old town and just around the corner from the Picasso Museum is Restaurant Nervion. You are likely to find locals frequenting this restaurant and you can’t get a better recommendation than that. Prices range from 14Euros for the show and a drink to 37 Euros with dinner.
5. Pata Negra – Calle Cáceres 32
Pata Negra offers a flamenco show that was created for the aficionados and features many of the important flamenco dancers of Barcelona. It is easy to get to being just around the corner from the Sants Metro station. Prices range from 13Euros for a drink and show to 49.90Euros for the top menu and show.
6. Teatro Poliorama – La Rambla 115
For a special night out try the Teatro Poliorama at the end of Las Ramblas. The show is called Opera & Flamenco and is a fusion of theatrical style opera with flamenco and traditional Spanish folklore. Tickets range from 33Euros to 48Euros and as this is a theatre you will need to eat elsewhere.