Flamenco is fundamental and deeply rooted in Spanish culture in which music and dance are the protagonists, it is an art declared an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO in 2010. It originates from Andalusia but is known throughout Spain, it is An art. If you want to get into the depths of the culture, listen to and see flamenco, without a doubt, the best way is to do it live, the most exciting way. You can attend flamenco shows all year round in tablaos, peñas, and scheduled shows in theatres with the best scenery to see the best flamenco shows, where you will enjoy the strength of the song and those deep songs, the colourful costumes, the guitar that accompanies them, the impetus of the zapateado and the clapping and the dances of the artists.
There are several flamenco tablaos in Seville and Malaga so that you can fully enjoy this experience, take note because we are going to recommend some of the most authentic ones that you can go to. Let’s start!
1. Liceo Flamenco: Located in the center of Malaga, it is a stately palace from the 19th century for flamenco culture, art and leisure around Malaga and Andalusian roots. It is committed to flamenco and gives it value as an intangible cultural asset of humanity. It opens from Thursday to Saturday from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
2. Tablao Cal y Canto: Located in the very urban center of the city, in the Plaza de Las Flores, you can enjoy a cante jondo show with a tasting of the best typical tapas in a close and traditional atmosphere, on the one hand, a traditional tavern with barrels and tapas bar and, on the other hand, a spacious room to taste the best dishes of Mediterranean cuisine. The singing that represents this tablao is a type of sorrowful singing, usually improvised where the deepest emotions and feelings based on lament are manifested in the performance. It is the gastronomic and cultural place of reference in Malaga. The tablao presents its show from Thursday to Saturday, with two sessions, one at 8:00 p.m. and the other at 10:00 p.m.
3. El Burro Blanco: It is located in Nerja, just over 50 kilometres from Malaga, one of the reference tablaos on the Costa del Sol, it offers live flamenco shows and also if you are interested you can sign up and learn with its singing workshops flamenco, dance and guitar. Open on Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays and Tuesdays, from 8:30 p.m. to midnight. Go ahead and try!
4. Los Amayas: In this, you will find the purest flamenco, this tablao is made up of a family of founding artists of the first Sacromonte zambra. They offer a live show made up of dancing, singing and guitar in which they pay homage to the painter from Malaga Pablo Picasso, all directed by the dancer Moisés Navarro. They have 2 spaces for events and meetings, and where you can enjoy the flamenco show. The shows are at 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m., every day.
5. Los Gallos: This may be the best-known and oldest tablao in all of Seville, a tablao par excellence in Seville thanks to the great personalities of the world of flamenco who have passed through its tables, celebrities who have earned it the prestige it currently has. . In addition to its size, it is a small tablao compared to other venues, but the size facilitates the ambient sound, creating a special and unique atmosphere, everything you will hear and see here is live. Two shows: the first at 7:00 p.m. and the second at 8:45 p.m.
6. La Carbonería: In a narrow street in the old neighbourhood of Santa Cruz, one of the most touristic neighbourhoods in the city par excellence, you will find this corner that was a coal warehouse, now it is a perfect place to enjoy a great flamenco show. One of the most charming places to start in the world of flamenco and, furthermore, admission is free. You may have a hard time finding this place, as it is easily missed by those not looking for it and there is no signage. Every day open from 7:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
7. El Patio Sevillano: The oldest tablao in Seville, founded in 1952, is located in the heart of Seville next to such emblematic places as the Triana bridge, the La Maestranza bullring and the Torre del Oro. It lasts 90 minutes with different styles such as the Spanish classic and the Spanish song with the combination of different elements such as sticks, fans, hats and capes. At the end of the party, all the artists gather on stage and perform a joint bulería and dance some sevillanas. It has two screenings, the first at 7:00 p.m. and the second at 9:30 p.m.
8. El Palacio Andaluz: A tablao located on the Isla de la Cartuja, a privileged and emblematic setting of the city. A corner to discover the tradition of flamenco, a special and ideal place to enjoy the essence of flamenco live and taste a dinner with new Andalusian cuisine. His show has been chosen by Spanish Television to promote flamenco internationally with the collaboration of great dancers, singers and guitarists from the folkloric field. From Monday to Sunday there are two shows, one at 7:00 p.m. and the other at 9:30 p.m.
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