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Cueva Venta el Gallo

Cueva Venta el Gallo

Flamenco shows in a cave house

26/03/2019 local-facts

Venta El Gallo is located in the Sacromonte quarter of Granada, overlooking the Alhambra and Albaicin neighborhood. This quarter of the city is famous for its cave houses as well as widely known in the flamenco world as the birthplace of Zambra style flamenco. Zambra style flamenco is a typical form of flamenco often performed in gypsy weddings and is now a popular style for shows in the caves of Sacromonte. This Zambra style of flamenco is the highlight of the performances in Venta El Gallo.

The setting, in a traditional cave home within the Sacromonte quarter of Granada, is an important part of the atmosphere of the flamenco show in Venta El Gallo. Up to ten different performers take part in the two nightly shows, and seating along the whitewashed cave walls give spectators a close up view of some of the city's best flamenco artists. This is one of the best reasons to attend a flamenco show in the caves of Sacromonte: the proximity to the performance is contagious, where guests will feel the true passion and color of traditional flamenco. The cave itself holds up to one hundred forty people. There are options for a tapas style dinner or a fixed price menu. The restaurant, serves typical and traditional cuisine from Granada, with an arab-andalusí influence.

Venta El Gallo also offers a transportation service (round trip) to pick up guests from city center locations (direct pickup from some hotels along the route is possible). Guests will enjoy a quick tour of the Albaicin quarter and a visit to the Mirador de San Nicolas, with spectacular views of the Alhambra. For early shows the tour is done after the performance, while for the late show the tour is done before the performance. The highlight is of course the Sacromonte neighborhood, for the flamenco show with dinner or drinks. Once the show is over guests are transported back to their accommodation or the city center.