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Flamenco In Spain: Discover The Art Of Improvisation In A Seville Bar

Flamenco in Spain is very much appreciated in small bars where the atmosphere is more intimate and secluded. Fortunately for you, Seville (and especially Triana) is full of bars where local artists, sometimes not very experienced but full of passion, spend their nights showing their art and style to the audience.

Contrary to tablaos or in other type of venues, shows at bares flamencos rely almost entirely on improvisation. Sometimes even a person from the audience may stand up and sing!

Apart from this, it is very rare to see bailaoras in this places because of its small size.

If you are keen on watching a full and professional dancing performance, I recommend you to go to a tablao and enjoy an espectáculo flamenco.

Most of the bars mentioned on the list below don’t charge you for the entrance but you are expected to have a drink. Moreover, some of them are not only related to flamenco shows so, depending on the day, you may find there is some other live music show going on.

Flamenco in Spain was originally performed only by gypsies who used to gather late at night after work. In order to follow this tradition, the action starts relatively late (very late for sure, according to your standards). By late I mean at least after 23:00…

… So if you thought about discovering Seville’s nightlife, change your schedule and mingle with the locals!

 

Lo Nuestro

Address: Calle Betis, 33

Probably the best known flamenco bar in Seville. Located in one of the key nightlife areas of the city, this bar is surrounded by discos and other pubs, breaking the pattern. The style is much more vivid and based on dances such as sevillanas (very popular especially during the Feria de Abril).

El Rejoneo

Address: Calle Betis, 31

El Rejoneo is right next door of Lo Nuestro and it’s a great option in case the latest is completely crowded. If you are lucky you may see a bailaor but the usual is to listen to a guitar performance or a cuadro flamenco.

El Mantoncillo

Address: Calle Alfarería, 104

It’s a place with very strong bonds to the flamenco world and the bullfights. The walls are full of pictures related to famous people: tocaores, cantaores, toreros

El Bombete

Address: Calle Procurador, 27

Run by Carlos Cadaval, El Bombete is a friendly bar where spontaneous tocaores will cheer up the ambience.

Mariscal

Address: Calle Mariscal, 3

Mariscal is a fascinating place located in the old Jewish neighborhood. Not easy to see at first sight, look for an orange door almost hidden by the plants. The show starts after midnight and if you happen to listen to the song dedicated to the Virgin (salve rocíera) you’ll be extremely lucky. It’s a must to experience different styles.

Lola de los Reyes

Address: Calle Pureza, 107

Compared to the rest, Lola de los Reyes offers a much more upscaled audience and atmosphere. The cante there is usually spectacular, but you won’t find shows every day of the week only from Thursday to Sunday.

Simpecao

Address: Calle Castilla, 82

To get there you need to take the riverwalk along the Guadalquivir. Great place for improvised flamenco. On your way back, enjoy the spectacular views of the bridge.

T de Triana

Address: Calle Betis, 9

Mainly a tapas bar but you have the chance to see some flamenco on Thursdays and Saturdays around 22:30.

La Carbonería

Address: Calle Levíes, 18

Very popular among young people (particularly university students) the ambience is extremely welcoming and international. The shows are not pure flamenco but mainly flamenco fusion and jazz.

El Tejar

Address: Calle San Jacinto, 68

This bar is located in the main street of Triana. Less devoted to flamenco than the others I mentioned before but still a very good place to have a drink. You may stumble upon some flamenco fusion show by chance.

Sala Flamenco

Address: Calle Castilla, 137

The premises are very modern but full of magic… The main room is large, has a bar, tables and chairs, space to stand and dance and a stage where the artists perform a great show .

 

Did you know that the history of flamenco dancing has been written by famous bailaores and bailaoras? Flamenco art is known all over the world because cantaores and cantaoras have also contributed to spread it.

 

Experience The Best Flamenco In Seville

Feel the passion and energy of flamenco that come alive nightly! Enjoy a 1.5-hour show in which you will get to see how this universal art works and understand why all local and foreigners love this traditional dance.

You’ll experience flamenco sounds, rhythms and dances in a very intimate and authentic place. The artists will make sure you feel their passion and will captivate you with their deep emotions. It will be a night you will never forget…

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