Cordoba, to put it simply, loves flamenco. Here, Spain’s most relevant flamenco singers have found a safe haven for their craft. To illustrate, in Plaza del Potro, you will see on one side, the club of the Sociedad de Plateros and the stage where flamenco musicians perform. On the other side is the workshop that prides itself in excellently crafted guitars. Come June, during the International Guitar Festival, this is where you want to be, as there are flamenco performances staged every night.
The Las Tendillas Square, on the other hand, prides itself with a public clock that chimes the hours to the tune of flamenco music. All around the city, particularly near the Mezquita, are flamenco clubs where you can listen and watch highly charged flamenco performances.
This is Cordoba’s favorite haunt when it comes to flamenco. This is where some of the purest styles of Andalusian flamenco – the alegrias, the solea and the bulerias – are to be seen. There is an admission fee of 20 euros. Shows are on Tuesdays to Saturdays, 10:30 p.m.
Address: Torrijos 10, Judería, Córdoba, Spain
Telephone: +34 957 483320
Mesón Flamenco La Bulería
Come here for the flamenco shows at a reasonable price. The cover charge is 11 euros, including your first drink. Nightly shows start ay 10:30 p.m. However, the club closes from December to February.
Address: Pedro López 3
Telephone: +34 957 483839
Flamenco is also performed in restaurants and clubs such as La Caseta (Calle San Hipólito) and La Garrocha (Pasaje Ronda de los Tejares, 4). You may also watch performances in many tapas bars. These are generally cheaper than the performances in the above clubs, but these are small scale and the performers may not be as good.