This blog post was originally posted on December 5, 2014 and was updated on September 7, 2017.
Barcelona isn’t especially known for the art of flamenco, or at least not quite like the south of Spain or the country’s capital of Madrid.
However, there are still plenty of emblematic and authentic places to enjoy the fiery dance and folkloric music that so many people think of when coming to Spain. With these suggestions, take your pick of where to watch flamenco in Barcelona, from the charming Andalusian patio to the enormous auditorium with a spotlight.
Los Tarantos have been doing a flamenco show in Barcelona’s beautiful Plaça Reial since 1963, and they are undoubtedly the most well-known in that scene, boasting a very creative choreographic development and different “cuadros” each day. Right next to the best jazz venue in town, Jamboree, Los Tarantos are really in the heart of it all. Catch a show at 8:30, 9:30 or 10:30 pm.
Address: Plaça Reial, 17
El Patio Andaluz
If you would like to see less formal flamenco in Barcelona in a traditional Andalusian patio, El Patio Andaluz is the place to go. Enjoy it over a drink or one of their many dinner options, and at the end feel free to join in and dance (no experience necessary!). Shows go on at 8:10 and 10:10 pm.
Address:Carrer de Rocafort, 231
Don’t let the location of this flamenco joint fool you. Despite being on the most touristy strip of all of Barcelona, Tablao Cordobés has retained its southern Spanish authenticity for over 40 years. In fact, it was in 1970 that famed flamenco stars like Camarón de la Isla inaugurated the venue on La Rambla. They do buffet dinners, and two shows a night, at 8:15 and 10 pm.
Address: La Rambla, 35
Palacio del Flamenco
With seating for over 450 people in an auditorium-like setting, Palacio del Flamenco is perfect for larger groups. The show usually involves up to 15 different artists, making for a truly impressive spectacle of the Spanish art. They serve several different dinner options right before the two different shows, which go on at 7:15 and 10:40 pm.
Address: Carrer de Balmes, 139