Known for its history, delicious tapas dishes, and vast array of beaches, Spain is immensely popular with tourists. However, this beautiful country is also home to world-class folk music and dance, making it the perfect place to visit to enjoy a night of traditional flamenco dancing. Below is a list of the 10 best tablaos in Seville – the capital of Andalusia –which is often recognized as a hotspot for flamenco dancing.
As one of Seville’s oldest tablaos (places to see Flamenco) Los Gallos Tablao Flamenco is a historic renovated home which uses the traditional architecture of the original building to create an authentic feel to the place. With incredible shows of singing, dancing, and flamenco guitar, as well as a generous variety of cocktails and sangria, Los Gallos Tablao Flamenco is the perfect place to visit for an authentic night of Spanish tradition. Price: Mid-range Hours: 8:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. Can’t miss: The delicious tapas dishes
Situated in an ideal location between the cathedral and Guadalquivir River, Tablao El Arenal is a historic 17th-century Andalusian building and is one of the only venues in Seville to be run by a former flamenco dancer,the great Curro Vélez. Offering high-quality dishes of Andalusian cuisine, including traditional tapas dishes with a generous assortment of 17 dancers on stage, Tablao El Arenal is the perfect place to visit for an authentic experience. Price: Mid-range Hours: 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. & 9:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Can’t miss: The seasonal offer of €54, which includes dinner and a flamenco show
A theater setting offering the largest stage compared to other tablaos in Seville, El Palacio Andaluz is situated in a renovated warehouse, and holds an impressive reputation due to its performances by award-winning artists. Described as presenting unique shows in Spain due to traditional performances accompanied by a short adaptation of the Carmen opera, El Palacio Andaluz is renowned for its faithful roots to Spanish popular culture. Price: Mid-range Hours: N/A Can’t miss: Its succulent baked salmon and fillet beef dishes
With its 18th-century patio, Casa de la Memoria is a distinctive venue for flamenco due to its performances of talented students from local schools. With its shows being recommended in many guide books, this tablao is an incredibly popular establishment to visit. Every performance takes place in a small, cozy theater, and offers beautiful views of the patio of the palace. With very limited places available, this rather exclusive tablao is the ideal place for visitors hoping to experience the delights of flamenco dancing in a scenic environment.
Price: Mid-range Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. Can’t miss: Arrive at least 40 minutes early to ensure the best seats, as this incredibly popular tablao has been known to fill quickly Calle Cuna, 6, Seville, +34 954 56 06 70
Originating in the 1900s, this historic venue situated in the heart of Seville has much to offer. Featuring several different flamenco styles, such as sevillanas as well as traditional Spanish dance, El Patio Sevillano provides an authentic dancing experience. With numerous flamenco dancers rising to fame from performing at this tablao, visitors are promised a night of stunning performances. Also offering a delicious assortment of tapas dishes and fruity alcoholic refreshments, El Patio Sevillano is sure to not disappoint. Price: Mid-range Hours: Monday to Friday 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Can’t miss: One hour flamenco classes taught by professionals Paseo de Cristóbal Colón, 11, Seville, +34 954 21 41 20