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What do visitors say about our flamenco show in Barcelona?

Are you looking for plans for your summer holidays and would like to go to a flamenco show in Barcelona? In Palau Dalmases you will find one of the best “flamenco tablaos” in the city, and we are not the ones saying this, but the more than 600 visitors who endorsed us and have left their reviews about Palau Dalmases on TripAdvisor.

Thanks to good reviews, our flamenco show is in the TOP 16 of things to do in Barcelona and the overall score is 4.5 out of 5.


If you are already convinced, you can buy your tickets for the Palau Dalmases flamenco show directly on our website.


If you still need more reasons, we have collected the best reviews of Palau Dalmases in this article to finish convincing you that you are, in fact, about to discover the best flamenco show in Barcelona.


TOP 3 Reviews of our flamenco show in Barcelona on TripAdvisor

Chose to visit here as it had such good reviews. We were not disappointed. Not cheap at 25 euros, but it was worth every cent. The show was intense and the dancers amazing. The musicians and singers were top notch. It was authentic flamenco in a small ‘palace’, it only seemed big enough to seat approx 100 people (I could be wrong here) but nonetheless it was an intimate experience. We will most certainly come back for another visit when we are next in Barcelona.



Indeed, in Barcelona you can find very good flamenco shows, as the city has a centuries-old tradition of this art. In Palau Dalmases we work every day to honour this tradition and therefore we offer a quality flamenco show in Barcelona city center, with nowadays best dancers and in an intimate atmosphere, where visitors are just a few metres away from our artists.

We attended the 6pm show on June 12th. A family of eight, we purchased our tickets online about two months before. Very fortunate to get front row seats. The show was passionate and moving. We loved it! The venue is small and beautiful. A glass of Sangria was included with the show purchase. A wonderful time. Highly recommend!


As Eli says in her review, you can enjoy a fantastic flamenco show in Barcelona accompanied by a drink included in the ticket price (25€).

Flamenco show in Barcelona I Palau Dalmases


We were walking around El Born and stumbled on this gem. It was 25 euros per person with a drink included and they let my son in for free if he sat on my lap. I really wanted to take him to a Flamenco experience but did not want a tourist trap. This was amazing! You walk into a beautiful stone palace and courtyard and then enter into an extremely intimate environment. Every seat is a good seat. We were front row which gave us the best view of the footwork. The music and the dancers were unbelievable. Only took an hour. Definitely give this a shot if you have some time to spend – great cultural experience.

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As this user tells us, Palau Dalmases, in addition to host one of the best flamenco shows in Barcelona, happens to be an authentic 17th century baroque palace with a lovely courtyard and a high historical and architectural value. Also, the venue offers other musical styles, such as jazz and opera. ¡It’s a fairytale setting for flamenco!

This summer, enjoy the best flamenco show in Barcelona at Palau Dalmases!

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Enjoy the best flamenco in Barcelona at Palau Dalmases this summer

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 Experience true Flamenco in Barcelona at Palau Dalmases this summer

It’s already June and summer is just around the corner. If you’re planning your holidays in Barcelona, you’ll want to take advantage of your stay to see a flamenco show in Barcelona.

Why seeing Flamenco in Barcelona is totally worth a try

Flamenco and Barcelona have a century-old relationship. (If you don’t believe it, have a look at our article about the history of flamenco in Barcelona). So, visiting a flamenco show in Barcelona is a perfect plan for this summer to learn part of the city’s culture. What better way to do so than to going to one of the top rated flamenco shows in Barcelona on TripAdvisor with two consecutive Excellence Certificates?

If this summer you want to enjoy the art and magic of flamenco in its purest form, in Palau Dalmases you can do it iin a beautiful baroque palace in the centre of Barcelona.

Summer timetable for Flamenco shows in Barcelona at Palau Dalmases

You can choose between 18H, 19:30H and 21:30H from MONDAY to SUNDAY. Stop by the ticket office at Montcada Street, 20 (next to the Picasso Museum) and get your ticket for the show that suits you best.

If, on the other hand, you want to buy your flamenco ticket in advance, which we recommend, because the space is quite small, you can buy it comfortably through our website.

Can I reserve a table for the flamenco show?

If you want to book a table to enjoy the best flamenco in Barcelona, we recommend you contact Palau Dalmases to arrange it (phone (+34) 933 10 06 73). We also advise you to arrive half an hour in advance to get the place you want. If you can’t reserve your table for our flamenco show, don’t worry! Palau Dalmases offers an intimate flamenco show very close to our artists. You will have a good view no matter where you sit!


Palau Dalmases: the perfect setting for Flamenco in Barcelona this summer season

Are you ready to enjoy the best flamenco show in Barcelona? Don’t hesitate anymore! We hope to see you this summer in Palau Dalmases.

Enjoy the best live music shows in Barcelona at Palau Dalmases

Did you like our flamenco show and would you like to see some other show in the palace? You have several styles to choose from:

  • Jazz Nights at Palau Dalmases – Every Wednesday at 11 pm (free admission)
  • Opera Nights with La Petita Companyia Lírica de Barcelona – Every Thursday at 23h (book your ticket here)

Holding your event in Barcelona at Palau Dalmases

Holding your event in Barcelona at Palau Dalmases

Palau Dalmases helps you to organize your event in Barcelona

Palau Dalmases is not only a “tablao” for flamenco shows, it is also the perfect venue for events. If you are looking for an exclusive place, with all the charm and services to hold your event, Palau Dalmases is the events venue in Barcelona that you are looking for.

Why holding your event in Barcelona at Palau Dalmases is a perfect choice?

Because it is an authentic baroque palace

Do you want to have an event that is different, intimate and will surprise everyone? Do it in a baroque palace! Palau Dalmases is a historic palace, with fantastic architecture and differentiated spaces. You can hold your event in the interior hall or place your catering service in the courtyard of the palace outside.

We offer performances by top musicians and artists

Thanks to our experience with musicians of all genres, especially flamenco, opera and jazz, at Palau Dalmases we have an extensive portfolio of artists to make your event even more special. We organize from a private flamenco pass for the occasion or entertain your event with a pianist.

A unique venue in the centre of Barcelona

Palau Dalmases is located in Barcelona city centre (Calle Montcada,20), in the Born district. The locationb is perfect thanks to the good combination of public transport and it is not necessary to go there by car.

As you can see, Palau Dalmases is a versatile venue where you can hold all kinds of events, from weddings to influencer’ events.

The best influencer events in Barcelona at Palau Dalmases

Influencer Event #DestinationGUESS in Palau Dalmases by Guess

Are you an  agency organizing an Influencer event in Barcelona? At Palau Dalmases we make sure that your event causes a sensation on Social Media. Our palace is the perfect venue: a courtyard with an impressive staircase, a stage, baroque decoration… What more could you ask for?

You can use both spaces for different activities: the outside for a brunch or dinner and the inside for presentations on our stage.

At Palau Dalmases we don’t just offer you the place. We also help you organize an unforgettable influencer event. We can include a private flamenco class for your influencers with our flamenco dancers.

If you think that our palace is the ideal venue for your influencer event, contact us and we will help you create an unforgettable experience.


A dream wedding at a palace in Barcelona? Get married in Palau Dalmases!

 Palaces in Barcelona for weddings I Palau Dalmases

Many couples seek to marry in castles and palaces in Barcelona. Normally these are located on the outskirts of the city, but, as we have mentioned, at Palau Dalmases you’ll celebrate  your wedding at a palace in the city centre. You can hold the ceremony and catering in the courtyard and then have the party t in the inside.

Consult with us the schedules and prices to rent our palace for your wedding.

Hold your corporate event in Palau Dalmases

Eventos corporativos y Team Building en Barcelona I Palau Dalamases

Palau Dalmases is also a perfect venue for corporate events, especially if your guests don’t know the Barcelona. You can arrange a lunch in the courtyard with a catering service and then take your guests to see one of our flamenco shows.

It’s a perfect plan to impress your team and show them some of Barcelona’s culture. You can even take a flamenco class with our dancers as a team building activity.

Contact us and organize your tailor-made event in Palau Dalmases!


Discover the origin of the flamenco box drum

The Origin of the flamenco drum box I Palau Dalmases I Flamenco show in Barcelona

Do you know the origin of the flamenco box drum?

If you have already visited our flamenco show in Barcelona, you have surely felt the rhythm of the flamenco box drumor cajón– during the show. Nowadays this percussion instrument is an indispensable part of any flamenco band and it is almost impossible to imagine this genre without its characteristic sound.

However, the truth is that the relationship between the cajón and flamenco was only created a few decades ago. So what is the origin of the flamenco box drum?

What is a flamenco box drum?

The cajón is a musical instrument from Peru that has become popular thanks to the new flamenco, modern jazz and Afro-Latin-Caribbean music.

It is one of the few musical instruments where the artist sits on it while playing. In the case of Palau Dalmases, we have professional musicians like Lucas Balbo. Check out our time schedule on our website and don’t miss the best percussionists live.

History of the cajón flamenco – or rather said – Peruvian cajón

This instrument is known internationally as the cajón flamenco or Spanish cajón, so its origin seems to be Spanish. However, in spite of creating one of the most recognisable sounds of flamenco, its origins are to be found in Peru, specifically in the black slave populations that were moved there after the Spanish colonisation.

Data on the Peruvian cajón have been available since the mid-19th century, and it was officially recognised as “Patrimonio Nacional del país” (National Heritage of the country) in 2001.

This instrument arose from the slaves’ need to continue manifesting their suffering through their music and songs. The Catholic Church in the seventeenth century had banned the use of drums for being considered pagan and for being a method of communication between slaves.

Therefore, it is believed that the slaves created the first box drums from  wooden boxes that were used to transport goods and were easily replaceable if requisitioned. These first cajones have become a symbol of the struggle against colonial repression.

How did the flamenco box-drum arrive in Spain?

Due to the historical link between Spain and Latin America, it may seem that the cajón arrived to the Peninsula in a natural way, however this was not the case. The cajón did not reach flamenco until 1977.

The great flamenco tocaor, Paco de Lucía, discovered the Peruvian cajón at a party organized by the Spanish ambassador in Peru during one of his American tours. The sound of the cajón caught his attention and he began to incorporate it into his music. He used it for the first time in the Casa de Campotheatre in Madrid and, from that moment on, there was a cajón in every flamenco house.

The Origin of the flamenco drum box I Palau Dalmases I Flamenco show in Barcelona

The sobriety its  sound fits more into flamenco than any other percussion instrument used up to that time. For this reason after Lucía’s return tu Spain, several  drums wew imported to Spain and the instrument was quickly adopted by the composers of modern flamenco of that time.

From that moment on, the cajón box drum has become an irreplaceable instrument in flamenco performances and shows in Spain.

Why is the cajón perfect for flamenco shows?

As we have already mentioned, the sober sound is key, but the cajón fits perfectly with flamenco music for many other reasons:

  • Flamenco percussion has always been done with hand-clapping, but it doesn’t offer the right consistency, power and precision for the band like the cajón.
  • The high-pitched sound of the cajón is similar to that of the bailaor’s heel and the lower sound resembles the one emitted by the sole of the foot during tapping. It is therefore an instrument that complements flamenco dancing.
  • It is a small instrument and easy to transport.

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How has the  flamenco box-drum evolved over the years?

The first drums were played horizontally and the person playing it was sitting on a chair, but starting the 20th century, the current vertical shape of the cajón was popularized and the percussionist sat on top.

From those first drums until now, this cajón flamenco has evolved a lot, especially since it is used for percussion in flamenco. In this case, strings have been added inside, which creates that characteristic sandy sound, and the way in which the lid is fixed to the instrument’s case has also been modified.

These variations in recent decades are what differentiate the cajón flamenco from the original Peruvian cajón.
Depending on how it is played (with the hands, fingertips, etc.) you can get one sound or another and you can also enrich the drum’s sound  by adding small metal objects inside, such as bells.

Currently the cajón flamenco can also be played with drumsticks or pedals more commonly used with drums. They are also creating the first digital or electroacoustic smaller cajones with a sound very faithful to its original.

Feel the rhythm of the cajón at  the Palau Dalmases flamenco show

In Palau Dalmases we have not only the best flamenco percussionists, but also an unbeatable crew of musicians and dancers. Get your tickets and don’t miss our daily flamenco shows at 18h, 19:30 and 21:30. See you!


Our artists: flamenco guitarist Francisco Díaz

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Flamenco guitarist in Barcelona

Today we want to talk to you about one of our flamenco guitarists in Palau Dalmases, Francisco Díaz. Born in Badalona in 1986, he began his artistic career along with singer Antonio “el Gaditano” playing at tablao flamenco Nervión and Jazzi club.

Francisco Díaz, flamenco passion

Francisco Díaz has a long history in the world of flamenco. He began his studies in flamenco guitar at the Catalan School of Music (ESMUC) at the age of 19, where he received classes from such great flamenco masters as Rafael Cañizares, Juan Manuel Cañizares and Juan Ramón Caro.

He has collaborated as a flamenco guitarist in the “Passatge Insòlit” in 2007 and 2008 and at the inauguration of the “Artmix” exhibition in Santa Coloma de Gramanet. Another one of his unforgettable collaborations has been at the “Kinsena Poetika” accompanying poet Francesc Gelonch.


Flamenco shows in Barcelona

In 2009, he began to work in tablao flamenco El Cordobés along with artists such as Roman Vicenti, Juan Ramón Caro, Paco Cruz, Pónta Camarón, Pedro Córdoba, Andrés Peña, Concha Jareño, Patricia Guerrero, La Tana or María Carmona. He has also worked in the Iñaki Márquez’s flamenco company.

In 2011 he participates in the 18th Flamenco Festival Ciutat Vella within the section Flamenco Emulsion Tape, and in Carmen Amaya’s Flamenco Festival.

He has been a flamenco guitar teacher at the School of Rafael Cañizares. He currently plays in the baroque space Palau Dalmases in Barcelona as the guitarist of flamenco singer Miriam Vallejo.

Come and enjoy the best flamenco show in Barcelona

If you want to see Francisco Díaz live along with all of our artists, you can not miss the best flamenco show in Barcelona. Book your ticket now for one of our daily shows at the baroque space Palau Dalmases in the heart of Barcelona.