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“An Exposition But No Way a Museum”

Museo del Baile Flamenco
Ranked #4 of 39 Concerts & Shows in Seville
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The Flamenco Dance Museum in Seville is the principal reference of the Andalusian cultural heritage, which makes understand and feel the union between culture and flamenco art, it is considered therefore as the temple of the Andalusian flamenco culture. The fusions the tradition of flamenco art with high technology and becomes the main entrance portal for the emotional understanding of this expression of Andalusian identity. A simple must for the cultural tourist.
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“An Exposition But No Way a Museum”
Reviewed December 2, 2013

Should be one of the top 10 while visiting Sevilla, but if you have nothing else to do before you check out of the hotel, give it a go.... Do think the price for the ticket doesn't merit what you will experience. There is a lot of repetition and several technical errors - videos, black and white photos, there are a lot, but the lighting is missing due to blown out bulbs or the audio is low and you do not get the full rendition. There are a couple of neat showings of the garb and music, but the audio and video does not fully function. In one spot, there is the audio, but you cannot see any video which is supposed to be on a rather large screen. I am being repetitive, but get the picture - no attention to detail. The shop is nice - there are some neat things to buy such as souvenirs and literature that you probably would not find regarding flamenco anywhere else.

There is the nightly flamenco performance and think that even the combined price of the visit and performance is too expensive. Recommend that for this, go to the Casa de la Guitarra a few blocks away...

Before going, it might be helpful to get up to speed on a few details about the "palos" of flamenco so that when you do go, you will begin to understand at least 7 of the different movements. I do agree that the museum is 'ESSENTIAL", but comment that it is not worthy of being called a museum. In this city, someone should really step up provide a real locale for what is a cultural staple.

There are spaces for art showings that we enjoyed - paintings by contemporary artists' rendition for sale of flamenco and such and that was interesting.

Visited December 2013
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Reviewed November 25, 2013

You'll be blown away by this experience. Such talented young singers, guitarist and dancers keeping this tradition alive. Well worth it. Call into the bar around the corner for a sherry afterwards
No it doesn't have a bathroom but it does have a toilet.

Visited November 2013
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“Interactive and very fun”
Reviewed November 17, 2013

A small museum billed as the only Flamenco museum in the world the Museo del Baile Flamenco will teach you the history of the dance and let you experience Flamenco dancing by its professional team of a singer, guitar player and dancers. A lot of energy is packed into the 1 hour show. Recommended for all ages and those who love history and dance.

Visited November 2013
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“Spectacular performance, but leave out the museum”
Reviewed November 15, 2013

I don't think the museum itself is of any added value, but the Flamenco show in the evening is really spectacular: The dancers and guitar players are really, really good and are doing there utmost to make it a memorable experience.
When I was there, it was completely sold out, so you'd better buy your tickets in time. Furthermore, you can choose your seat once you get there in the evening, so getting there well in time (+30 min before the show) is definitely worth the effort.

Visited November 2013
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“If you can see flamenco only once in your life, see it here”
Reviewed November 13, 2013

Phenomenal display where you can see every move and every nuance. Remarkable program. Come early for front row but okay at any of the 3 rows

Visited November 2013
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