The venue for the show is artistically impressive and aesthetically pleasing. I never attended a Flamenco show before but this looked like the real thing. Performers were talented, passionate and spirited in their performance.
This tour was the highlight of our trip to Barcelona. The Palau is breathtakingly beautiful and the show was energetic and colorful. There was a lightening storm throughout the show and the flashes through the stained glass windows added to the experience. It would have been helpful to know the story of the dance ahead of time to understand it better, since we don't understand Spanish. We had no problems with any of the vouchers for the three tours that we purchased from Viator.
I have seen lots of authentic flamenco around Spain, but this specific show was dull and uninteresting. I left before it finished! It was a show dedicated to the life of one of the best flamenco dancers of all time, Carmen Amaya. I am a huge fan of hers, but every performance of this show was sad and depressing. Literally! Every song was melancholic, sad and slow. That's not how I remember Carmen. Her performances were vibrant, fast and highly energetic. And the theater, although gorgeous and historic, has the most uncomfortable folding seats I've ever sat in. The views are terrible and my knees were crushed into the seat in front of me. Afterwards, I heard from locals that they don't like the seating here either, so I'm not alone in my criticism.
My husband and I have been to other flamenco shows and by far this was the best! Jesus Carmona, the male flamenco dancer brings a unique blend of his ballet and flamenco style to this energetic and mesmerizing show. If you are visiting Barcelona, this show should be a must on your list of things to do!