Visit Malaga to the sound of flamenco

The origins of flamenco go back to the gypsies who came to settle in Spain, especially in Andalusia, in the 15th century. A cantaor (flamenco singer), a bailaora (female dancer) and a guitarist. If you add flourishes, flounces and castanets to this trio, you get a flamenco cuadro. A mixture of Arabic, Oriental and gypsy influences, flamenco is a rich and deep form of music that aims to connect with the audience and convey strong emotions through the use of feet and hands. The expression of the voice remains the most important element. The guitar came to accompany the singers and dancers and became the instrument of choice. The artists usually perform in a hall where the shows are held, called tablaos. Flamenco was declared a World Heritage Site in 2010.

Flamenco dancer.

- © Alexander Yakovlev - Sanches1980 / 123RF

Enjoy a flamenco show in Malaga

In Flamenco Malaga - Tablao Alegria you will enjoy a first class show. From the beginning of the show, the audience is transported by the mix of music, dance and performance of the artists. The energy of the dancers is impressive. The same goes for the music, with a combination of guitar and voice that creates a unique atmosphere. On top of all this, the shows include elements of poetry and theatre. A fabulous cocktail for a wonderful evening. The show is different every week.

Flamenco show

- © Kozlik/Shutterstock

🍴 Eat in the hotel's restaurant.

This restaurant offers many dishes typical of the region, prepared with fresh ingredients. It has a ceramic charcoal oven, known as Kamado, which adds a smoky touch to all its dishes. A must for lovers of Mediterranean cuisine.

Practical information

⏰ Opening times

Every day at 18:00, 20:00 and 22:00 there are one-hour shows. Meals are available before the shows. Dinner at 6.30pm for the 8pm shows and dinner at 8.30pm for the 10pm shows. No meal service, it is recommended to arrive 30 minutes before the start of the show.

👛 Price

  • Full price: 25 euros

  • Reduced admission: 15 euros (children from 7 to 12 years old)

  • Free for children from 0 to 6 years old

  • Price of the show + menu alegria: 54 euros

  • Price ofthe show + chef's menu: 64 euros

For more information on the different menus and shows on offer, please consult the establishment's website directly.

🚌 How to get there

This entertainment venue is located at Calle Vélez Málaga, 6, just a few metres from the port of Málaga, in the district of La Malagueta. It has a comfortable terrace with views of Malaga Cathedral and the Pompidou Centre. This location is easily accessible by bus. Bus lines 1, 3, 4, 11, 14, 14, 19, 25, 25, 32, 33, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 40 are nearby.


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Visit the Museum of Flamenco Art

A stone's throw from the Plaza de la Merced, a visit to the Museum of Flamenco Art. It is open from Monday to Saturday from 10:00 to 14:00. More than 5,000 pieces are exhibited on its two floors. These include works of art, guitars, vinyl records and traditional flamenco costumes. The basement is reserved for flamenco activities, such as conferences and shows. The building also houses the Peña Juan Breva, dedicated to one of Malaga's greatest flamenco singers.

Where to sleep?

⭐ Hotel Miramar GL

The grand 5-star Hotel Miramar GL, located just a few minutes' walk from Malaga harbour and the auditorium, is the ideal place for a luxurious stay in the Andalusian city. In this splendid 20th century building, 10 metres from the Malagueta beach, splendid rooms with views of the sea, the garden or the city of Malaga await you. A luxury hotel for an exceptional stay.

The Grand Hotel 5* Miramar GL Malaga

The Grand Hotel 5* Miramar GL

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