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Zambra María Canastera

Zambra María Canastera

4.4 (388 reviews)
4.4 (388 reviews)
from 24.00 €
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Camino del Sacromonte, 89, 18010 Granada (Granada) - Spain | View map
Mo, Tu, Th, Sa, Su
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20:00 | 21:00
60 min
60 people
6-8 performers
6-8 performers
Venue: accessible | Bathrooms: accessible
Venue: accessible | Bathrooms: accessible

About the Show

La Zambra de María La Canastera is located in the Sacramonte quarter of Granada. Now over 50 years in operation, the cave is one of the oldest flamenco cave venues in the city of Granada. Inside the former cave home has been decorated with photographs of famous visitors as well as traditional pottery and copperware typical of the region. With a capacity of approximately 60 people, the nightly flamenco shows are intimate and familiar, and continue to feature the family of Maria La Canastera. Today her son, Enrique, continues to operate the home which has now been converted into a venue for flamenco performances as well as a cultural museum. Several of the rooms in the cave dwelling have been preserved - the kitchen and two bedrooms are in their original state. The living room continues to serve as the main stage for the performances.

Maria Cortes Heredia, a flamenco dancer and singer known as "La Canastera", was born in 1913. Her artistic name came at an early age and is owed to her father, a local craftsman who specialized in weaving artisan wicker baskets. Maria began dancing in the Sacromonte Zambras where she quickly rose to fame. By the age of 16 she was already travelling to Barcelona to perform with some of flamenco's most famous artists. Over time she shared the stage with names such as Carmen Amaya, Pepe Marchena and La Niña de los Peines. She made numerous recordings as well as television appearances.

La Zambra de María La Canastera also offers the option of transportation (round trip) with pickup from city center locations (direct pickup from some hotels along the route is possible). The route follows the narrow streets of the Albayzin until reaching the Sacromonte quarter and La Zambra de María La Canastera, providing a panoramic visit for guests. Currently the transport/tour option is not offered due to the pandemic situation.


Great experience of flamenco music and dancing. Seemed authentic although touristy. My son who is a musician was impressed with the quality of the music. Cave is quaint, small and every seat was taken and some chairs were uncomfortable. All part of the experience. Glass of sangria was very good. After the show, we walked downhill back to town and most of the walk offered stunning nighttime views of the Alhambra.
It was awesome. A must go. The place is clean and large enough to hold 50 people. But you will be rubbing shoulders against those next to you. So be ready to get cosy and make new friends. And…For god sakes, spray some deo/perfume on and take some for the one sitting next to you. For health reasons, best to spray everyone. The performance was amazing. It was either their energy and passion or it had to do with my presence there. I have my money on their being passionate about their work. The one hour will go by pretty quickly. Sneak in a picture or two. Do not video the performance. Downright disrespectful. Other logistics: forget about taking the bus or the taxi. From the main square, it is about a 12 minute walk. Take it. Get there early. Don’t be over smart with your drinks order. Get the beer or sangria or a bottle of water. Don’t fuss. You probably won’t get your drink. When the performance is done, you are expected to leave, so go home And don’t get comfortable. People have lives to lead you lazy slob. Anyway, enjoy!!!
Our hotel recommended this flamenco show, and we're glad they did. It is located in a cave, and you are seated around the performance floor, which makes for a very intimate feeling. A wonderful experience.
This was an exciting and excellent show! Totally authentic. A great value for a show and a drink.
Very intimate place for watching flamenco dancing. Tickets a bit pricy but come with a drink. Interesting place
When in Granada do come for this unique experience. Be mesmerised by the passionate performance of the professional dancers, singer & guitarist. It is a little cramped in a ‘cave house’ fitting 50+ people but I guess that is the whole experience. We made our reservation on the same day via email and got a confirmation. Paid cash at entrance - 24€ for show + a drink. Located in the hills of Sacramento, it is an easy 20 min slow walk from city uphill. Take the bus 34 which is right outside the venue back to city center as it is difficult to get a taxi back. Highly recommend!
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The tickets will not be sent by post. The confirmation email will serve as your tickets and the reservation will be held under your name at the venue. You can either print the confirmation email or present a copy of the email on a Smartphone or tablet. If you are not able to print or present a copy of the email on a Smartphone or tablet, please send us an email directly after finalizing the purchase and we will arrange entry presenting photo identification (Passport, driver's license or other national identity card).

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