Flamenco is a style of music and dance from the 18th century in Andalusia, a blend of Moorish origins and several ethnic groups that coexisted there. Although it is not included in the Andalusian folklore (made up by seguidillas, sevillanas, fandangos, verdiales, trovos, etc.), flamenco is a scenic artistic genre.
There are many places to see a flamenco show, even some hotels offer flamenco shows like the one in the bar of the Hotel El Fuerte in Marbella of public access and that also has free parking for the hotel clients.
A flamenco '‘tablao' (the word they use for a flamenco bar or club in this industry) with history is the Santa Maria Tablao in Marbella’s old quarter, where you’ll also find the Restaurant ‘El Patio de los Perfumes’, that also organise flamenco shows during dinner, so if you enjoy flamenco and you’re planning to eat out, this would be a great place to bare in mind.
The flamenco shows in Marbella usually take place at night as from 10pm and go on for about a couple of hours, a time that is not always suitable for everyone especially for those travelling with children; although this type of dance isn’t too popular amongst the kids, surely they’ll be quite happy to be able to go to bed a bit later that night.
If you come to Marbella, a visit to a flamenco ‘tablao’ is another one of those things we highly recommend if you have never seen one.
Flamenco Ana Maria
Plaza Santo Cristo (Casco Antiguo)
Telephone: + 34 952 77 56 46
Donde Maria - Sala Flamenca
C/ Vicente Blasco Ibañez, s/n
Telephone: + 34 654 685 575