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4 days in Seville -Day 2

Flamenco at La Carboneria

Seville is known for it's flamboyant Flamenco music so while here is Seville going to see Flamenco is a must.  There are serious Flamenco concerts that cost a fortune we opted for impromptu Flamenco bar at La Carboneria Bar. 

The Carboneria used to be a coal warehouse which was reconverted to become a shelter for flamenco musicians, poets, actors, writers and people who love the bohemian art world.

La Carboneria is mentioned in almost every guide book about Sevilla because watching flamenco here is free, no cover charge, you pay for the drinks of course.  The shows are on everyday, and start around 11pm and last around 1-1.5 hours in total. The bar also has a good reputation for showcasing lesser known acts in order to give them their first taste of show business.

The stage ...we got the best seats: 1st row, close up and personal.


The show is about the start....


There are a lot of people, lots of tourists of every nationality around the globe, with plenty of Americans (us included).


I am not sure how they make money in this place.  We paid 10 euros for 4 Sangrias and we stayed there for an hour to watch the show.


The crowd was talking loudly and the Flamenco lady had to ask them to quiet down so she can perform.


On stage is a Flamenco dancer, a singer and a musician.




You can also see a short video by clicking on this LINK

The bar is next to the performing stage.

The drinks list is extensive, sensibly priced and the bar staffs are approachable and friendly.



The front bar with a more rustic, winter pub atmosphere includes a piano, stone walls and floors, fireplaces and wooden tables and chairs.

The entrance

If you did not know this place it impossible to tell by looking at the entrance that there are Flamenco inside.



The location is not far from Sevilla Cathedral but pay attention as it is not obvious that this is a bar. Even when you get there you might have to look twice as all you see is a big red door and you almost have to go in and make sure itís the right place!

During the day there is no indication that this happening place is anything but a large garage.


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