OLÉ! Where to See Granada’s Best Flamenco Shows

Spain, Granada Guide (B): OLÉ! Where to See Granada’s Best Flamenco Shows

There’s something simply magical about seeing a Flamenco show in a gypsy cave in Sacromonte. It’s about as authentic as it gets, right?

Allow me to start off by explaining; Sacromonte is extremely authentic. A “barrio” made up of cave-houses, it’s historically known as the Gypsy neighborhood. These cave-residing Gypsies have been born and raised with Flamenco in their family bloodline. The minute they popped outta mama’s womb, they were most likely exposed to the clapping, stomping and “OLÉs!” of Flamenco.

Many of the most famous names in Flamenco came from Sacromonte, like Juan Habichuela, Pepe Habichuela, Juan Carmona, Antoio Carmona…(yes, they’re all related.)

Glad you asked! You know how all beautiful, historical landmarks eventually get turned into tourist attractions? Take the Alhambra, for example. Well, that’s exactly what happened to these Flamenco Gypsy caves! These oh-so-popular cave venues have pretty much been turned into museums, where Flamenco artists come to play for groups of tourists who’ve been bused in from their downtown hotels, like a herd of sheep. Not to mention these tablaos, or “Flamenco venues” are super overpriced. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: OLÉ! Where to See Granada’s Best Flamenco Shows
Guide Location: Spain » Granada
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: El Tabanco   Le Chien Andalou   Taberna J & J   Peña La Plateria   Teatro Isabel La Católica   Auditorio Manuel de Falla   Teatro Alhambra  
Author: Casie Tennin
Read it on author's website: http://awanderingcasiedilla.com/2016/12/02/ole-see-granadas-best-flamenco-shows-dont-fall-tourist-traps/