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Last updated on January 29th, 2024

💃 The best flamenco shows in Seville

The best flamenco in Seville? … The “zapateo” (flamenco footwork) spreads right across the city and great tablaos (flamenco show venues) showcase this universal art. Come and see? Your trip will not be complete if you do not see a good flamenco show in Seville.

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Flamenco is a powerful art that has retained its original essence. It is a way of expressing pain, oppression, love and sadness. In a word: passion

Flamenco in Seville

Plus, if our tourist wants to take lessons, and learn a bit about this world of waving arms and stamping feet, the city of Seville has an infinite number of centres that impart their knowledge to anyone who is interested, whether Japanese, Indian or American … This art finds no boundaries in bodies, as it is also an intangible cultural heritage that seeps through every crevice of the skin. Let’s take a look at the best flamenco shows in Seville

On your trip to Seville you should enjoy at least one flamenco show. At the end, you will surely be overcome with intense emotion, rhythm and the desire for more. Have no doubt about it.

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While there are basic structural elements to flamenco, within them artists are free to show their own style, to evoke the kind of spontaneous music and dance that emerges at family gatherings in flamenco culture.

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The best tablaos in Seville

Which are the best tablaos or flamenco shows in Seville? In this Guide we will name a few places:

The best flamenco in Seville

Watch as dancers stomp their feet to the beat of the guitar and the heartfelt melodies of the singer.

Museo del Flamenco (Museum of Flamenco)

This place is pure flamenco. In fact, they organise introductory courses for those who want to learn to dance. Moreover, they hold shows in a very Sevillian setting, an Andalusian patio, and offer a programme of flamenco activities with a privileged location next to the Giralda of Seville


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El Patio Sevillano

This venue was born in 1952 under the name of “Cortijo El Guajiro” to become the pioneer flamenco tablao in Spain. Located on the banks of the Guadalquivir River, opposite the Triana neighbourhood, it is beside the Real Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza and flanked by spectacular monuments such as the Torre del Oro and the “Puente de Triana”.

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Flamenco shows in Seville can include some drinks, tapas or even full dinner

A typical tablao performance lasts one hour, usually with a drink included in the price of the ticket, with an option to have some light tapas or dinner beforehand.

Tablao El Arenal

Flamenco show with good tapas, drinks or dinner. El Arenal is one of Seville’s great stages, with a breathtaking 90-minute show of guaranteed pure flamenco roots. With 17 renowned flamenco singers, dancers and guitarists from Seville.

It is located in the Arenal neighbourhood, next to the Teatro de la Maestranza and the Plaza de Toros


Los Gallos

A great group of artists have displayed the best of this art form on the boards of this tablao. They have been in the flamenco business since 1966, so their experience is a symptom of their professionalism.


Tablao la Casa de la Memoria

This flamenco cultural centre is located in a sixteenth-century courtyard house with a museum and live evening shows. A good show, at a reasonable price and in the setting of a historic building that housed the old Stables of the adjoining Palace of the Countess of Lebrija.


Tablaos in Seville

Tablao Palacio Andaluz

Another classic in Seville, with a show that lasts an hour and a half, where you can opt for an excellent à la carte dinner or tapas, with dishes of new Andalusian cuisine, or enjoy your favourite drink.


Tablaos of Triana

Triana offers many authentic Sevillian experiences that we recommend you experience:

Authentic tablaos:

On Calle Pagés del Corro, there is the tablao Baraka (book ticket), a perfect fusion of classic and modern flamenco.

On Calle Castilla, Orillas de Triana (book ticket), with beautiful views and part of a flamenco school with top-notch dancers.

For a closer and more intimate experience with the artists try Pura Esencia (book ticket), on Calle Betis.

On the typical Calle Pureza is the Teatro Flamenco de Triana (buy tickets), with a theatre-style stage for comfortable seating.


Flamenco Biennial

A schedule rich in artists and quality performances is what this Biennial has in store for the traveller.

The Teatro de la Maestranza, Lope de Vega and Alameda theatres house these events that imbue the city with art. To be well informed, the wisest thing to do is to set a virtual foot in the following website:

Flamenco dance in Seville
Flamenco dance in Seville

Informal venues

Try the La Carbonería, La Madriguera de Mai, El Mantoncillo or the Peña Torres Macarena to see a more spontaneous flamenco with a local atmosphere.

An Overview of Flamenco

The history of Flamenco goes back centuries and is strongly linked to the history of southern Spain and the mixture of Andalusian, Jewish and gypsy cultures that developed after the reconquest.

The intense and melancholic history of the Gypsy People is the origin of the most profound rhythms. In its origins, Flamenco was a song of the intimate and familiar environment.

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Flamenco is a cultural expression and a plural artistic manifestation, symbol of the identity of Andalusia, where the gypsy community and the historical influence of other cultures play a primordial role both in its origin and its evolution

Since the end of the 18th century, it gradually became a social spectacle, reaching its golden age at the end of the 19th century, when it moved to theatres in cafés and clubs. Since then, its rise as a cultural and commercial phenomenon has only intensified, to the point of becoming the most recognised symbol in the world of Spanish folklore.

Like all art, it is essentially a method of communication where viewers interpret it in their own way by reflecting on their own pains. This was the way in which communities came together in joy and sorrow.

Flamenco classes in Seville

Flamenco classes in Seville

In essence, flamenco consists of guitar playing, singing and dancing. The music is distinguished in different styles or rhythms, each with its name (Alegrías, Guajiras, Tangos, Solea, Fandangos, Seguiriya, etc.), all identifiable by their particular tempo, melody, sensations, types of chorus, etc. Some incorporate dance and others only singing.

Why love Flamenco

It is folk music that represents a passionate and resilient culture. Flamenco has a complicated history of influences. Mainly gypsy, with its connotations of passion and resilience, but also relaxed and festive. Flamenco is also influenced by the Arab world, which for so many centuries occupied the Iberian peninsula. Some of the melodies certainly seem to have Arabic, Middle Eastern and North African influences.

The music is very percussive and the singing very forceful. The dancing parallels the style, matched by the guitar rhythms with their strong accents and emphasis.

The tonality of the music is unique to Spain. The flamenco modes seem quite unique to flamenco. It gives it a very distinctive flavour that is familiar to everyone all over the world.

The step patterns and movements of arms, hands and upper body also convey resilience, strength and passion. For example, consider the quintessential stance with the expanded rib cage: it is dancing that conveys a certain stability and “standing firm”, and also communicates tension.

I think this is unique compared to other dance forms that attempt to emphasize fluidity and rhythm rather than stability and tension. Of course, there is a diversity of movements and dance postures in flamenco, but this kind of quality colours and characterises many of the movements.

When it is a couple dancing, a man and a woman dancing together, this kind of quality conveys a romantic or sexual tension, as if they are simultaneously attracting and resisting: a simultaneous emotional push and pull is transmitted. Dancers often convey the same disposition towards the audience (especially when they are solo dancers).

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