A traditional dance from southern Spain, Flamenco is famous for colorful, flowing dresses, athletic spins and dips and Spanish guitar music. Seville is one of the best places in the world to see these dancers perform. Traditionally, the best place to see one of the nightly shows is at a tablao, a small tavern-like venue that allows you to get very close to the dancers. Most tablaos also serve food and drinks, and dinner/dance show combinations are popular. Flamenco shows are relatively expensive, but are very entertaining and popular with visitors.
El Patio Sevillano (Paseo Col√≥n 11A) is the oldest tablao in Seville and has an excellent reputation: Tablao el Arenal (Rod√≥ 7) is also very good. Larger, more airy places to see Flamenco include the Casa de la Memoria (Xim√©nez de Enciso 28) and Casa Carmen Arte Flamenco (Marqu√©s de Paradas 30).