FLAMENCO Cordoba

As in other parts of Andalusia, flamenco is a vital part of Cordoba’s culture and featured in the city’s main festival celebrations. Strangely enough, there are not that many places for visitors to see a show like there are in other cities such as Seville, Granada, or even Malaga.

There is however one legit venue that puts on a fantastic show that we can whole-heartedly recommend – Tablao Flamenco El Cardenal. In addition to this venue, Cordoba also has a really fun flamenco museum for those interested in diving deeper into the art form.

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The Best Flamenco Show in Cordoba

Dancer at Tablao Flamenco El Cardenal

Tablao Flamenco El Cardenal occupies a beautiful 17th century palatial building in Cordoba’s Jewish quarter, just 5 min walk away from the Mosque. With 25 years of experience, it’s the city’s most popular flamenco venue.

This traditional Andalusian building is the perfect setting to experience an authentic flamenco show. The show takes place on a beautiful patio.

Live flamenco performance at Tablao Flamenco El Cardenal

There is a daily 1-hour show from Monday to Saturday at 8:30 pm (at 9:30pm in July and August). The price is 25 € (one drink included).

During the show, talented artists perform a range of flamenco styles (“palos” in Spanish): bulerías, soleás, sevillanas, etc., as well as guitar and singing solos.

Address: C. Buen Pastor 2, 14003 Córdoba

More Flamenco Shows in Cordoba

The establishments below are restaurants that offer flamenco shows at certain specific times and are not sole flamenco venues. They have complicated pricing structures and booking in advance can be very difficult. Booking online is a mess and only available in Spanish.

For these reasons, the only flamenco show in Cordoba that we can recommend is the Tablao Flamenco El Cardenal mentioned above.

As the name indicates, the Arab Baths of Santa Maria occupy the site of a 12th century public bath from the time of Moorish rule in Cordoba. Although back then there were plenty of baths, today this is one of the few surviving examples.

The Santa Maria Baths are located in the heart of Cordoba, just 2 min walk away from the Mosque.

The Baños Árabes de Santa María are characterized by their cozy atmosphere. The establishment offers a varied flamenco show that goes from andalusí music to cante jondo.

There is a 1-hour flamenco show on Friday and Saturday at 8:30pm for 25€ (one drink included). It is also possible to book flamenco show + dinner for 50€.

Address: C. Velázquez Bosco 10, 14003 Córdoba

Patio de la Judería is a popular restaurant offering a free daily flamenco show (minimum consumption of 15€ required). It is located in Cordoba’s Jewish quarter, just 3 min walk away from the Mosque.

It occupies a traditional Andalusian house converted into a two-story restaurant featuring a central courtyard where the flamenco show takes place.

At Patio de la Judería you will find an extensive menu with all the typical dishes of Cordoba.

The daily flamenco show starts at 8:45pm. It is recommended to book a table in advance, because the place fills up.

Address: C. Conde y Luque 6, 14003 Córdoba

Doble de Cepa is another traditional restaurant in the very center of Cordoba – just 1 minute walk away from the Mosque. It actually belongs to the same owners than the Santa Maria Arab Baths.

At Doble de Cepa you will have the opportunity to enjoy a flamenco show while savoring some of Cordoba’s traditional gastronomy.

The restaurant offers two daily flamenco shows at 2:30pm and 9pm (at 10pm on Fridays and Saturdays). The price is 20€ for show+drink or 44€ for show+meal.

Address: C. Martínez Rucker 9, 14003 Córdoba

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Flamenco Museum in Cordoba

Posada del Potro (Cordoba's flamenco museum)
Posada del Potro (Cordoba's Flamenco Museum)
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People interested in learning about flamenco can also visit the Centro Flamenco Fosforito (free entrance). Occupying a legendary 15th century inn called Posada del Potro – which was mentioned in Don Quijote – this multidisciplinary space is dedicated to spreading flamenco.

Apart from regular flamenco performances, the permanent exhibition is very educative and mostly interactive. Flamenco instruments and techniques (song, dance and percussion) are demonstrated and visitors can learn by practicing.

It is probably the best flamenco museum in Andalusia.

Address: Pl. del Potro 10, 14003 Córdoba

Flamenco Festivals in Cordoba

During most festivities and celebrations, it is also common to see flamenco music and dance all over the city. May and June are the best months of the year to see flamenco in Córdoba.

Young flamenco dancers in Cordoba, Spain
Young flamenco dancers in Cordoba
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Dance Academies Competition

The Certamen de Academias de Baile (Dance Academies Competition) takes place during the Celebración de las Cruces de Mayo (Festival of the Crosses of May), which happens at the beginning of May.

For a week, the students of all the flamenco schools in the city perform at the different stages set next to the crosses as well as in the main stage in Plaza de las Tendillas.

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Cordoba's Fair

Celebrated every year during the last week of May, Cordoba’s Fair (Feria de Cordoba) is the climax of May’s festivities in the city. During that week, Cordoba is in party mode.

The fairground of El Arenal, located 1.7 km (1 mile) south-east of the city, is the fiesta’s official location. It is here that local women parade proudly with their latest flamenco dresses and flamenco music is celebrated day and night.

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White Night of Flamenco

The Noche Blanca del Flamenco (White Night of Flamenco) takes place in the middle of June and attracts some of the best flamenco artists in the world.

On that night, stages are set all over the city (from the Alcazar’s gardens to Plaza de la Corredera and many more) and there is an array of flamenco performances for locals and visitors to enjoy. All of them for free.

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