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Best places to see flamenco in Granada

As in the rest of Andalucía, flamenco forms a very important part of the local culture. Granada’s flamenco tradition has its origins in the gypsy community at the Sacromonte neighborhood and, more specifically, in the “zambras.” The word “zambra” comes from the Arab “zumra” which can be translated as “party.” It represents the way the gypsy community celebrated weddings in the Sacromonte neighborhood as far back as the 17th century. However, flamenco has also been influenced by the cultures that have lived in the region throughout the centuries: Moors, Jews and Christians.

If you are interested in flamenco, there is a long list of tablaos and zambras that have daily shows. Here just to mention a few:

In the Sacromonte neighborhood, a unique gypsy community, famous for its cave-dwelling tradition:

  • Tarantos Cave: 26€ for a 75-min flamenco show (incl. 1 drink) in one of Sacromonte’s famous gypsy cave-home. Open since 1972, this is a very traditional establishment in Granada famous for its pure and passionate shows.
  • Zambra María la Canastera: 35€ for a 60-min flamenco show at a very traditional cave that opened over 50 years ago.
  • Venta el Gallo: 35€ for a 60-min flamenco show (incl. 1 drink) at a traditional cave. They also offer a show + dinner option for 68€.
Flamenco dancer in a gypsy cave in Sacromonte, Granada
Flamenco dancer in a Sacromonte cave - Granada

In the Albaicín neighborhood, Granada’s Moorish quarter:

  • Jardines de Zoraya: 20€ for a 60-min flamenco show in an atmospheric tablao just minutes away from the San Nicolas viewpoint. The restaurant offers great food with a focus on local Granada gastronomy. Many of the dishes are family recipes.
  • La Alboreá: 25€ for a 60-min flamenco show (incl. 1 drink) in a cosy environment – max. 70 seats.
  • El Templo del Flamenco: 26€ for a 70-min flamenco show (incl. 1 drink) in a traditional cave, but this time in the Albaicín neighborhood. It is actually the largest cave in Granada. They also offer show + tapas (50€) and show + dinner (60€) options.
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