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Flamenco in Granada – 9 Shows to Celebrate the Magic

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  1. Aga says:

    Oh how I loved Granada, when I visited last year. I actually watched a flamenco show at one of the places you mention. Casa del Arte Flamenco was literally across the street from my hotel, and I decided to see a show there, partly do to convenience. I was absolutely blown away by the performance. If I had one more day, I would have totally gone again.

    • Namita Kulkarni says:

      Ah I know the feeling! Casa del Arte Flamenco is where I was totally captivated too. I’ll never forget Gema Moneo 🙂 Maybe I should stay right across from there next time! Also helps that there are all those tapas bars and that great gelato place nearby. Glad to hear you caught the show at this place and loved it!

  2. Candy says:

    What an incredible list! I watched a flamenco show in Barcelona and loved the drama of it.

    • Namita Kulkarni says:

      Glad you enjoyed the post! I missed out on catching a flamenco show in Barcelona but more than made up for that in Granada, Seville and Madrid – thankfully!

  3. Ruth Murdoch says:

    A fantastic article, one I wish I’d read before going to my first show just weeks ago. You make such a good point about who are we to judge if a show is authentic or touristy, as we are not from the region and may not understand the culture. This has made me, as a full-time tourist, grow a little in the way I see things from different cultures. A great thought provoking post, thanks so much for sharing.

    • Namita Kulkarni says:

      Thank you so much Ruth! So glad you found it thought-provoking and that particular point resonated with you. Hope more people consider looking at it this way and respecting the culture. Broadens our own experience of a place too!

  4. Matilda says:

    What a useful list. Although I’ve been to Spain a couple of times I have yet to see a flamenco show or visit Granada. Definitely something I should experience next time I visit.

  5. Tami Wilcox says:

    I had absolutely no idea that the original gypsies were actually Indian (I also didn’t realize the word gypsy came from Egyptian and was used as a slur!) And I’d never heard of the Sacromonte region and cave dwellings. Fascinating piece! I also loved watching the video clips, too — such passion!

  6. Jim says:

    What a great post about flamenco and Granada. It’s a nice guide for those who want to savor the real thing.

  7. Elizabeth says:

    I saw a flemenco show in Granada years ago when I was studying abroad in Spain! I can’t remember which place I went, but it kind of looked like Zambra Maria La Canastera. I would love to go back and visit different places as I am sure they all have their own feel.

  8. Federica says:

    Flamenco is such an awe-inspiring dance. Experiencing a show on his land is absolutely lovely.

  9. Brian says:

    Ok, I’ve seen this on Rick Steves. Not sure I want to dance, but I’d love to watch at any of the places you listed.

  10. Amrita says:

    This is such an insightful article about Flamenco. I had known that Indians have migrated to many places that might sound quite surprising to us now. So I was not surprised when you mentioned the origin of the Romanis to be Indians. I also did not know that the word ‘gypsy’ is actually a racial slur! Loved reading through your article and enjoyed watching the videos too.

  11. Daniel says:

    I have seen a Flamenco show at Jardines de Zoraya and really enjoyed it. It’s great that you devoted a whole post to some of the other best places to see a Flamenco show in Granada. I’ll definitely bookmark it for my upcoming trip to Granada.

  12. Alison says:

    I just loved Granada and have great memories of the intensity, raw emotion and unbelievable skills of the flamenco dancers and singers. Saw only one show at Zambra Maria La Canastera. Then had to follow up with more flamenco in Seville!

  13. Sara says:

    I didn’t realize flamenco was such a big part of the culture in Granada. It’s such a beautiful dance, I’d love to visit any of these top 10 locations. I’m glad I’m not the only one who didn’t know about the origin of the word gypsy as well – what an interesting history.

    • Namita Kulkarni says:

      Yes an interesting history indeed. Hope you enjoy your visit someday and tell me all about it!

  14. Sana says:

    omg this looks like so much fun!!! We’ve been touring the South of Spain and unfortunately couldn’t fit Granada on our list and now I’m having serious FOMO!!! Guess we have to figure out a way to fit it in during our year long travel and I’m definitely going to check out one of the flamenco shows!!!!

    • Namita Kulkarni says:

      Aww didn’t mean to induce FOMO but I’m glad it makes you want to visit! And oh yes definitely set aside at least a week for Granada and its flamenco scene, you will love it!

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