They say you haven't really experienced Spain until you've seen a live flamenco performance, and although Seville and Jerez are more famously associated with these gypsy song and dances, Barcelona has its own proud history of flamenco. Here in Northern Spain you'll find several world class tablaos offering tickets for live flamenco shows by some of the very best singers, musicians and dancers anywhere in the world. You'll experience a whirlwind of emotions as the strikingly-costumed protagonists conjure up both moments of incredible tragedy as well as joy and light, with a noisy backdrop of 'Olés', hand-clapping, feet-stomping and strumming guitars, which are sure to leave you shaken and stirred. At Barcelona Life we've teamed up with what we believe is the best tablao in town to offer our readers a couple of great flamenco show and dinner packages, all at an affordable price (in fact the prices below include a generous discount from the theatre, so it's even cheaper than going direct!). Each hour long concert takes place in a wonderful 1920s theatre with a capacity of 380 people near the grand Passeig de Gracia boulevard.
A wonderful experience for the whole family. The theatre had a very romantic "old world" atmosphere and the performers lived up to expectations with their "duende" and passion.
reviewed by Joelle P. from United States on Jan.28.2015
We booked to see a genuine flamenco performance and we weren't disappointed. Although the crowds were mostly tourists like us the singers and dancers were every bit as passionate as you would hope - stomping and clapping until they were running rivers of sweat. Some of the music was spine tingling and intense. The concert was one of the highlights of our trip to Barcelona.
reviewed by Laura Brick from United States on Feb.17.2011