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Best Flamenco Shows in Malaga

If you visit Malaga, you cannot leave the city without enjoying a flamenco show.

Ana Caballero

Ana Caballero

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Best Flamenco Shows in Malaga

Flamenco in Malaga | ©Keith Williamson

If you want to enjoy an authentic flamenco show in Malaga, take a look at the best tablaos in the city, where you can enjoy quality flamenco and not the classic tourist format.

Without a doubt, this is one of the best things to do in Malaga, so you can't miss the opportunity to experience it if you travel to the Andalusian city. You can enjoy these shows accompanied by a dinner and even a sevillana class. Keep reading!

1. Flamenco Tablao Los Amayas

Flamenco Show| ©Juan Bosco Hernández
Flamenco Show| ©Juan Bosco Hernández

The best flamenco show is that of Los Amayas. The experience lasts about 70 minutes, in which you can enjoy a real Andalusian flamenco tablao. The entrance to the show includes a drink, which can be anything from water to a beer or soft drink. One of the main attractions of this flamenco show is its unbeatable location.

It is held in a small palace in the center of the city, which dates back to the 19th century. In addition, it has a maximum capacity of 80 people, which gives it intimacy and closeness. Thanks to the latter, you will be able to enjoy the true essence of this art. It is available every day and the schedules are, approximately, from 19:00 to 21:00 hours.

During the show, you will enjoy a minimum of 5 artists specialized in this musical genre. Usually, of these five, there is a singer, a guitarist and three dancers. In addition, this experience fuses the concept of flamenco with the art of Pablo Picasso, a painter born in Malaga who showed great admiration for this genre. The tablao flamenco Los Amayas is characterized by an interpretation of the different styles that make up flamenco.

The entrance includes a reservation at the restaurant Museo-Vinoteca next to the palace. In this way, you can enjoy a menu with dessert. This usually consists of a porra antequerana as a first course and a second course to choose between Iberian feather or black salmon. However, the cost of dinner is not included in the entrance fee. You also have the possibility of including a guided tour of the city.

Interesting details

  • Price: about 26 euros per adult. In the case of children between 9 and 15 years, the price is reduced to about 14 euros. On the other hand, children between 0 and 8 years old have free admission.
  • Duration: approximately 70 minutes.
  • Location: Beatas Street number 21, in the center of Malaga.

2. Flamenco Tablao Alegria

Flamenco Tablao Alegria| ©Lena Isabella
Flamenco Tablao Alegria| ©Lena Isabella

Another of the best flamenco shows in Malaga is the Tablao Flamenco Alegria. It is held in a Malaga theater with a strong Andalusian essence, although with modern airs. One of the great advantages of the tablao flamenco Alegria is that the artists change weekly, which makes it always a new experience, so if you have already been, you can repeat.

This show lasts approximately one hour. During the day, there are 3 shows, which are usually at 17:30, 20:00 and 22:30. In addition, the 20:00 and 22:30 shows may optionally include dinner at a nearby restaurant specializing in Andalusian cuisine. This restaurant offers vegan and vegetarian options, as well as children's dishes.

The theater has a capacity of about 130 people, so it is somewhat less intimate, but not without having an exorbitant capacity that makes you lose the essence of the show. The show is made up of between 4 and 5 artists, specialized mainly in singing, dancing and guitar.

Details of interest

  • Price: about 26 euros per adult. In the case of children between 7 and 12 years old, the price is reduced to about 16 euros. On the other hand, children between 0 and 6 years old have free admission.
  • Duration: approximately one hour.
  • Location: Velez Malaga street number 6, next to the port of Malaga and Malagueta beach.
  • Advantages: the artists change weekly, so you can repeat whenever you want.

Book your ticket for the flamenco tablao Alegría

3. Tapas tour in Malaga with a flamenco show

Flamenco| ©Salva Magaz
Flamenco| ©Salva Magaz

An activity that combines art and gastronomy, so you can soak in all the senses of Andalusian culture. You will be able to live the essence of Malaga, know its best bars and restaurants and taste its typical dishes.

This experience will begin in the Alameda Principal, where the oldest tavern in Malaga is located. Here you will taste the popular sweet wine of the province, which you can accompany with a tapa of your choice from the menu. The route continues at the Antigua Casa de Guardia, a renowned winery in the city that has its origins in the year 1840.

To continue, you will visit the place where flamenco was born in the city and you can have tapas at the most historic inn in Malaga. Here you will have the opportunity to have a beer or a glass of wine along with some typical tapas. In the meantime, the guide will explain the history of the establishment and its connection to flamenco. Once you have finished, you will visit one of the best fish restaurants in the Andalusian city, where you will see a show cook of a typical dish of Malaga's cuisine.

In total, this tapas tour with flamenco show includes about 6 tapas, as well as the drinks of each restaurant, among which is the traditional Malaga sweet wine. At the end of the gastronomic tour, you will sit down to enjoy a flamenco show.

Details of interest

  • Price: about 70 euros per adult. In the case of children between 3 and 14 years old, the price is somewhat lower. On the other hand, children under 3 years old have free admission.
  • Duration: approximately 3 hours.
  • Advantages: very complete gastronomic tour with flamenco tablao included.

4. Kelipé Flamenco Art Center

Kelipé Flamenco Art Center| ©Milan Mirkovic
Kelipé Flamenco Art Center| ©Milan Mirkovic

Among all the flamenco shows in Malaga, the Kelipé Flamenco Art Center is one of the best. What stands out the most is its incredible location, since it is located in the historic center of the city, next to the Thyssen Museum and the Plaza de la Constitución. In this place, every week the show 'Flamenco de ley' takes place. It tries to put in value the gypsy culture and its expression through art.

One of the things that characterize this show is the improvisation, which makes it a unique and true experience; far from the typical flamenco shows made for tourists. During the duration of the show, the artists will perform different styles of this genre, such as bulería jerezana or soleá.

The artists that give life to this experience are Susana 'La Yedra', founder of the center itself; the guitarist 'Azukita' and 'El Taranto'. Although these are the main and great protagonists, there are always more artists, combining between all of them singing, dancing and guitar.

This show lasts approximately one hour and 30 minutes. The establishment has a capacity of about 80 people, which gives an intimate and personal character to the experience. The entrance fee includes a drink.

Details of interest

  • Price: about 30 euros per adult. For children between 12 and 18 years old, the cost is reduced to about 20 euros. For those between 6 and 11 years old, the entrance fee is approximately 10 euros. Finally, children up to 5 years old have free admission.
  • Duration: one hour and 30 minutes approximately.
  • Location: Muro de Puerta Nueva street number 10, in the historic center of Malaga.

5. Museum of Flamenco Art Peña Juan Breva

Museum of Flamenco Art Peña Juan Breva| ©Antonio J D
Museum of Flamenco Art Peña Juan Breva| ©Antonio J D

Beyond the flamenco show itself and its authenticity, this option stands out for its historical value for this musical genre. This is because the Peña Juan Breva is the oldest in the world of flamenco, having its origins in 1958. This is reflected in its more than 5000 audiovisual archives, as well as in its collection of 2500 records.

In the place, you can see an exhibition of 20 guitars of the musician Juan Breva, as well as relics, for example, posters and batas de cola, dating from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Various flamenco shows are held in the museum. For example, every Friday, around 21:30/22:00, the 'Viernes Flamenco' is held , which attracts great artists of this world.

The show consists of singing, dancing and guitar playing and is held on the second floor of the building. On the first floor, you will find a bar where you can enjoy typical tapas of Malaga and Andalusian cuisine. It is on this same floor where you will find the collections dedicated to characters or topics of interest of flamenco.

The entrance includes a drink and some tapas at the bar. If you want to complete the experience with this gastronomic part, you will have to arrive at the museum half an hour before the start of the show. In order to reserve your ticket, you must call the phone number indicated on the website. Undoubtedly, this is one of the best things to do in Malaga in winter, as you can take shelter from the cold and rain.

Details of interest

  • Price: 15 euros with drinks and tapas included in the price.
  • Duration: just under an hour, but you will have to arrive half an hour in advance to enjoy the dinner.
  • Location: Ramón Franquelo street, 4.

6. El Gallo Ronco

Entrance to El Gallo Ronco| ©Immacolota
Entrance to El Gallo Ronco| ©Immacolota

Very close to Larios street, in the historic center of Malaga, is the flamenco tablao El Gallo Ronco. The place stands out for its traditional decoration, which invites you to immerse yourself in the Andalusian culture and, more specifically, in this art. The place stands out for having quality flamenco shows that are not made for tourism.

The show is held from Wednesday to Saturday, with both days included. There are two shows a day, one at 7:00 p.m. and the other at 9:00 p.m., approximately. In addition, there are two types of tickets. On the one hand, you can opt for the basic ticket, which includes drink and appetizer. On the other hand, you have the possibility of taking the premium ticket, which comes with a drink and an assortment of Iberian meats.

Interesting details

  • Price: the basic ticket costs around 25 euros. As for the premium ticket, it is about 36 euros. There is also a ticket for children between 4 and 15 years, which is about 24 euros.
  • Duration: about one hour.
  • Location: Plaza de las Flores, 1, in the center of Malaga.

7. Tipi Tapa

Flamenco show at Tipi Tapa| ©Valeri A
Flamenco show at Tipi Tapa| ©Valeri A

This flamenco show is held in a restaurant located in Fuengirola, on the Costa del Sol. The restaurant Tipi Tapa has been offering flamenco shows for many years. As for its gastronomy, it is based on typical dishes of the area.

The show is held on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. It consists of a mixture of singing and dancing, with artists that change continuously, so you can repeat as many times as you want. The schedule of this experience is quite extensive, since it starts at 19:30, approximately, and ends around 22:00 hours. Remember that in order to enjoy the flamenco show, you will have to book a table in advance.

Details of interest

  • Price: 10 euros will be added to the dinner bill for enjoying the show.
  • Duration: about one hour.
  • Location: Malaga Street, 4, Fuengirola.

8. Pepe López Flamenco Tavern

Pepe López Flamenco Tavern| ©Annick Lambert
Pepe López Flamenco Tavern| ©Annick Lambert

On this occasion, I propose a flamenco show in the flamenco tavern Pepe Lopez, located in the town of Torremolinos, on the coast of Malaga. The show is performed by an average of about 10 artists, including singers, dancers and guitarists.

Many great flamenco artists have passed through the Pepe López tavern, such as Camarón de la Isla or Paco de Lucía. The latter adds an added value to the experience, as you will connect with the history of this musical genre in a very pleasant and typically Andalusian space.

Its show par excellence is held every Thursday and Saturday, although it has more experiences on other days of the week. They are usually held at 22:00 hours and the capacity of the space is 250 people.

Details of interest

  • Price: 30 euros including drinks. For children between 6 and 12 years old, the entrance fee is 15 euros. Children under 5 years old have free admission.
  • Duration: approximately one hour and a half.
  • Location: Plaza de la Gamba Alegre, Torremolinos.

9. Flamenco Benalmádena

Flamenco Benalmadena| ©Angel Ramos
Flamenco Benalmadena| ©Angel Ramos

Among the most famous tablaos in the province of Malaga is Flamenco Benalmadena, located in this beach in Malaga. Each show held there is different, with different artists performing, although all of them are professionals of this musical genre.

There are many great names that have passed through the Flamenco Benalmadena tablao, such as Jaime Fresneda or Asami. This is the reason why the tablao has a fame that has endorsed it throughout its years of experience.

Three to four artists participate in the show, including dancers, guitarists and singers. The show is held every day at 8:00 pm and 9:45 pm. To reserve your ticket, you will have to call the establishment in advance.

Details of interest

  • Price: Admission is free but there must be one drink per table.
  • Duration: just over an hour.
  • Location: avenida Gamonal,11, local 12.

10. Ana María Los Chatos

Tablao at Ana María Los Chatos| ©Nacho H
Tablao at Ana María Los Chatos| ©Nacho H

This flamenco show is located on the outskirts of Malaga, so it is perfect for you if you plan to get away from the city and visit the different municipalities that make up the city. The tablao Ana María Los Chatos is located in the famous municipality of Marbella, in the historic center of the town. It is named after its founder, who opened the doors of the tablao in the 60s.

Since then, the establishment has hosted renowned artists, such as Camarón or Lola Flores. Not only the names of those who provided their art in the place stand out, but also that of its spectators, among them the Kennedys.

Shows are held from Tuesday to Saturday at approximately 10:00 pm. In addition to the basic ticket to enjoy the experience, there is also another ticket available that includes Andalusian tapas for two and a Sevillanas class. Finally, I have to tell you that, if you do not know how to get to Marbella from Malaga, there are multiple options such as trains, buses or cabs. This way, you will not have to miss this wonderful show.

Interesting details

  • Price: about 25 euros including drinks.
  • Duration: just over an hour.
  • Location: Santo Cristo square, 4, in the center of Marbella.