Located on the famous La Rambla boulevard, the Tablao Flamenco Cordobes is one of the most popular and highly regarded tablaos in Barcelona. Open since the 1970s, the venue pioneered the flamenco art form in Barcelona long before the city became the popular tourist destination it is today. Proud of its authentic setting, with a cave-like hall where artists perform without microphones or other modern sophistications, the sound of the flamenco is pure and unadulterated. Throughout the years the Tablao Cordobes has welcomed some of the most famous flamenco artists of the time and there are regular performance by artists from across the country.
First opened in 1963 on the iconic Plaça Reial in the heart of the Gothic Quarter, Los Tarantos is one of the oldest flamenco venues in Barcelona, today owned by the popular group Mas i Mas (who also own the famous Moog nightclub and Jamboree jazz club). Having undergone large scale reforms in the eighties and nineties, the venue has a modern feel in keeping with the spirit of the city and forms an integral part of the cultural and nightlife scene around the square. While Los Tarantos may not have the authentic décor and feel of other tablaos in the city, the emphasis is first and foremost on the music and dance as live performances.
Not exclusively a flamenco venue, the Palau de la Música is one of the most important and prestigious performance halls in Barcelona that regularly hosts some of the most well-regarded flamenco artists. Each season there are a number of flamenco shows by famous artists from across the country as well as the popular Gran Gala Flamenc involving a progressive move through the different palos (the different types of rhythm) of flamenco. Considered by some to be one of the most beautiful music venues in the world, the Palau de la Música offers an altogether unique flamenco experience.