- Entertainment and Nightlife Type
- 1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
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Watching a flamenco show in Seville is a must, but the quality of the shows vary by location and you may get caught overpaying for a tourist trap. Guarantee a good experience by heading to La Carbonería, a local favorite and a popular spot to watch authentic flamenco dancers show off their skills on stage. The club has two different areas: Upon entry, you may immediately think this venue is quaint (with a piano and fireplaces amid the rustic decor), but open the double doors in the room's back left corner and you'll enter a larger area complete with picnic tables, bars and stages.
Though the dancing is a highlight for visitors, not every facet of the La Carbonería experience is held in high esteem, "Sevilla's flamenco is widely known and this is a good option for backpackers/low-cost tourists. However, although the artists are very good, don't expect amazing food," one TripAdvisor reviewer noted.
The club is located in Barrio Santa Cruz on the former site of a coal yard. La Carbonería hosts vibrant crowds for nightly performances; while the shows are free, the drinks (try the sangria) will cost you. The bar opens at 8 p.m. and shows begin around 11 p.m. La Carbonería's exact location can be hard to find so be sure to bring a map with you.
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