Andalusia’s iconic flamenco scene is world-famous for a reason, and Malaga has developed its own unique version of this beautiful art form.
Over centuries, flamenco has become an integral element of Andalusian culture. While most people envision the beautiful, graceful female dancers twirling around in the typical frilly dress, flamenco is more than just dancing. Singing, guitar playing and, of course, dancing all come together to create something magical.
Malaga has a beautifully vibrant flamenco scene. While some visitors might be lucky enough to stumble upon an impromptu show in the street or in a bar, it’s not a bad idea to plan ahead. If you’re researching where to see flamenco in Malaga, here are some of the best options in the city!
El Jardín Restaurante
Delicious Andalusian cuisine and a stunning flamenco show? Count us in! At El Jardín, you can enjoy delicious traditional food from Malaga while watching flamenco come to life before your eyes. The beautiful venue, a house built in 1887 with stunning views of the cathedral, is the cherry on top. Malagueños also love this place for celebrating baptisms and first communions.
Address: Calle Cañón, 1
Restaurante Vino Mío
This stylish, modern restaurant near the Cervantes Theatre is also one of the best places to see flamenco in Malaga! Restaurante Vino Mío offers a show every evening from Wednesday through Sunday. If you’re looking for even more artistic experiences, you’ve come to the right place—they also offer jazz performances and art exhibitions in addition to flamenco.
Address: Plaza Jerónimo Cuervo, 2
Peña Juan Breva Flamenco Museum
This incredible museum is a must for fans of flamenco in Malaga! The Museo de Arte Flamenco de la Peña Juan Breva boasts an impressive collection. You’ll see thousands of records, guitars made two centuries ago, posters, authentic dresses and more. And, of course, you can also catch a show!
Address: Calle Ramón Franquelo, 4
Depending on when you visit, you might be lucky enough to catch one of Malaga’s many flamenco festivals! The most famous is the biannual Bienal de Flamenco. The best flamenco artists in Spain flock to this event to perform on stages in the open air. It’s the perfect way to spend a spring or summer evening! 2017’s Bienal runs until September!
Many other towns and villages in Malaga province also hold flamenco festivals. Some of the longest-running are the Torre del Cante Flamenco Festival in Alhaurín de la Torre, the Cante Grande Festival in Ronda and the Flamenco Festival in Casabermeja.
You’ve seen a fantastic show, and now it’s time to eat! Join us on a food tour to discover even more of Malaga’s heart and soul—its food! Culture and cuisine come together in these unforgettable experiences, and it’s a great way to create the most delicious memories of your trip!