Seville is the birthplace of flamenco, a mind blowing, soulful art form combining guitar with sensual and passionate dance. Flamenco is an expression of pain, suffering, love and emotion. With roots in Indian, Arabic and Romany Gypsy culture, it is the cornerstone of Andalusian society and is an absolute must see when visiting Seville.
There are 3 main ways to experience this unique art form:
- In the streets – locals gather to play impromptu on street corners late at night.
- In flamenco bars – casual, late night spots where people meet up and sing for hours.
- In official theatres and professional flamenco performances.
If it is your first time seeing a flamenco show, we highly recommend starting with a professional show. This is the best way to fully understand the art form and the perfect base to begin exploring it in all its forms.
So without further ado, we present to you our top picks for flamenco in Seville:
Museo del Baile Flamenco
The best value for money V’s quality, show. Experience stunning, professional flamenco brought to you by Cristina Hoyos, one of Seville’s greatest dancers. They also have an exclusive hidden performance in the basement
Calle Manuel Rojas, Marcos 3
Tablao El Arenal
Traditional and high end spot that also serves food. Great for couples and romantic date nights.
Calle Rodo, 7
Casa de la Memoria
A charming and intimate theatre where you can see fantastic flamenco up close and personal.
Calle Cuna, 6
While this is not strictly a professional paid show, it is worth the mention purely for the experience. You can’t be here without paying for drinks and the show starts just after midnight, every day.
Calle Pagés del Corro, 49
Casa de la Guitarra
A super up close and personal show, deep in the heart of Santa Cruz. The performance is heavily guitar focused and a great introduction to flamenco.
Calle Mesón del Moro, 12