Complete guide to enjoy flamenco in Granada. Granada is famous for its gipsies district, the Sacromonte, where flamenco has been danced and played for generations.
Those with a taste for excitement, have to go to one of the zambras in Sacromonte or to see a flamenco show in the famous Albaicín and enjoy a pleasant dinner in a Flamenco restaurant in Granada.
The zambra is the flamenco music style that was born in Sacromonte. It’s Arab in origin from the 15th century when the Moors, who had been expelled from Granada, settled here and lived with the gypsies. The zumrã was the name of the party that the Moors held at weddings.
Flamenco show at La Alborea
Flamenco at Tablao la Soleá
Flamenco and dinner in Sacromonte
Flamenco at Jardines de Zoraya
Flamenco in Granada guide
The ‘granaínos’ gypsies adopted this tradition and incorporated elements of the Arab culture. This is how the flamenco zambra was born and it is danced very close to the public, unlike the flamenco tablaos.
Flamenco consists of song, guitar, and dance. It developed in Andalusia between the 18th and 19th centuries and is influenced by the mixture of various cultures: Arab, Jewish and Christian.
It was declared by UNESCO Intangible Heritage of Humanity in 2010.
Flamenco shows in Granada start at 9:00 p.m. and last until dawn.
In some places, they offer dinner and a show. In others, only the show and perhaps a drink. The price is around twenty euros.
Tablao La Soleá in the Bullring
The Restaurant and Tablao La Soleá is located in the Plaza de Toros de Granada, on the ground floor. Its location and decor convey the depth of the show’s tradition from the moment you enter the venue.
The show lasts approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes. There are two passes: the first at 9:00 p.m. and the second at 10:45 p.m.
The fare is excellent, mixing traditional flavors and local products using innovative culinary techniques. If you like original dishes, you will find many to choose from.
The show price includes a drink and there are discounts for children.
There are options to enjoy dinner besides the show
Special prices for groups and students are available.
Schedule La Soleá Restaurant and Tablao is open every day from 12:00 to 03:00.
The client must be 15 minutes before.
Reservations and Queries
More information, detailed prices, and reservations at Tablao La Soleá.
Tablao Flamenco La Alboreá in the Historic Center
The Tablao Flamenco La Alboreá is located in the historic center of Granada: next to Plaza Nueva, very close to the touristy Carrera del Darro and the tea shops.
The acoustics and the environment allow you to experience the show with intensity. There are two sessions every day, one at 7:00 p.m. and the other at 8:45 p.m.
The artists of La Alboreá come from well-known Sacromonte families and have extensive professional careers.
During the show, popular dances and songs are performed, giving a tour of the different styles of flamenco.
Prices vary, ranging from 20 euros, which is the least expensive way to see the shows. Then they have special prices for children, students, etc …
They offer VIP boxes where the client, in addition to watching the show, can partake of Iberian dishes accompanied by the best wines.
They offer daily shows in two sessions in the afternoon at 7:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., although they also organize shows at other times for excursions and organized groups. The shows last approximately 60-70 minutes.
Reservations and Queries
More information, detailed prices and reservations at Tablao La Alboreá.
Jardines de Zoraya in the Albaicín
The Jardines de Zoraya Restaurant is located in beautiful Carmen in Albaicín. Here you will enjoy a nice patio with capacity for 150 people with fruit trees and aromatic plants.
The ambiance is very pleasant on sunny winter afternoons and magical on summer nights in the Albaicín.
The flamenco shows here have a long tradition, their singers and dancers are very good.
The atmosphere, the personal attention and the food are exquisite. A highly recommended place for a special meal.
They also have a spacious interior dining room with capacity for 100 people.
Table with a bottle of wine at the Zoraya Restaurant restaurant Hours: The restaurant is open from Monday to Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. and on weekends from 1:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
Flamenco Show Schedule: two sessions, one at 8:00 p.m. and another at 10:30 p.m. Dinner would start at 7:00 p.m. and 9:45 p.m., respectively.
There are options to enjoy different menu for dinners with special discounts for children.
If you wish to attend the show with dinner, it is advised that you arrive an hour in advance.
Open all year, except December 24.
Reservations and Queries
More information, detailed prices and reservations at Jardines de Zoraya.
The Flamenco Temple in the Albaicín
Show at the Flamenco Temple in Granada The Flamenco Temple has a large room that represents a typical cave, but with a strange shape of a transept divided into three rooms. The tablao is elevated to make the show more visible.
The artist Antonio Vallejo guides the viewer through the most striking styles of flamenco: cante por bulerías, flamenco love boleros or tangos.
The restaurant serves traditional food.
Approximate duration of the show: 70 minutes.
Start of the show at 8:00 p.m. Arrivals at the cave: 7:00 p.m. for dinner and show, 7:30 p.m.: show only.
Show starts at 10:00 p.m. Arrivals at the cave: 9:30 pm for both: options with dinner and show only.
There are other more expensive types of menu: flamenco, vegetarian, celiac, etc.
Location: Calle Pernaleros Alto 41, Albaicín, Granada. Phones: 654 373 136, 622 500 052.
La Venta El Gallo in Sacromonte
La Venta El Gallo is one of the most traditional establishments in Sacromonte. Recently, the Heredia family has recovered the management of the business and is working to restore the tradition and spirit of it. Located in an emblematic place of the Sacromonte, it is very easy to distinguish it.
They offer a typical flamenco show from the Sacromonte caves with dancing and singing.
It is a large establishment, with capacity for 100 – 140 people, and has a terrace with views. Groups can book a private dinner.
They also offer a guided tour of the Albaicín and Sacromonte after the flamenco show.
Hours and Contact Information
The shows they start at 9:15 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
Location: Barranco de los Negros, 5, 18010 Granada. Telephone: 640 147 985.
Vimaambi in the Lower Albaicín
flamenco show at Vimaambi workshop in Granada Vimaambi is an innovative and alternative place founded by very diverse artists who are dedicated to promoting the art of all kinds and to fusion.
Fridays and Saturdays are dedicated to flamenco and give the opportunity to young talents from Granada.
The show is called “Raíz y Duende” and it takes place at 9:00 p.m. in winter and at 10:00 p.m. in summer.
Zambra María La Canastera in the Sacromonte
Located in a cave of the Sacromonte where one day one of the most famous dancers in the neighborhood lived: María la Canastera, here you can see what the typical house of the neighborhood was like.
When you visit it you will discover through the photos that hang on its walls the many famous visitors who have passed through this cave.
It is a family business that is now run by their children and relatives who keep the tradition alive.
The show lasts 1 hour and represents the songs and dances of the Sacromonte gypsy zambra: the Alboreá, the Cachuchá la Mosca, the Albaicín Fandango and the Sacromonte Tangos, which can only be seen in these zambras and in no other flamenco show. .
Entrance to Maria Canastera Cave at night You can book only the show with a drink or the show with a tasting dinner. They also offer a minibus service for groups that runs through part of the city and the Albaicín before going up to Sacromonte.
Location: Camino del Sacromonte 89, Granada. Telephone: 958 121 183. Mobile: 666 647 895.