¿Flamenco or Zambra?
In Granada Alternativa, we assure you see a truly flamenco show in the Sacromonte Caves. We have the wider range of flamenco show options. Although, we always recommend the best performances where you can enjoy the Zambra Gitana (Granadian flamenco dance) with all the folk singing dancing typical from Granada.
All the shows take place in the caves of the Sacromonte neighborhood. The shows run with a reduced capacity and in an intimate atmosphere. A perfect place where you could enjoy the deepest feeling and the “cante jondo” of the Zambra. But I am sure at this point, you are wondering what the Zambra is. The zambra is the celebration where the fusion and the passion from the gypsies is mixed with the sensuality from the oriental and an arab dancings.
Another particularity of the flamenco done in the caves is the location of the chairs inside all around the cave. So from any place you can almost touch the flamenco dancers from your seat. This is the inheritage from the old arab parties. Therefore, all these ingredients make you almost to take part of the show, so you to enjoy of the performance from less than a meter of the dancer.
There are daily shows at different time, the first one at 9.15 pm and the second one at 10.30 pm with a length of one hour each (2 acts of 30 minutes plus a break of 5 minutes in between.
We recommend over the show to choose
Why do we recommend this show? We know how to differentiate between purely touristy and crowded shows and those that still preserve the essence of the true Gypsy Zambra. The zambra of Granada emerged in the typical neighborhood of Sacromonte, today known as the gypsy neighborhood. In the Middle Ages, when the Muslim were ruling the kingdom of Granada, this was the place where lived the poor and slaves. People allocated away from the center of the Nasrid city.
To enjoy a flamenco night in one of the caves of the Sacromonte is a golden touch for your visit in Granada. The gypsy zambra, that for many centuries was forbidden by the Spanish Inquisition for being considered an obscene and pagan dance, opens its doors to the world from the authentic neighborhood of the Sacromonte in Granada.