Zambra María La Canastera

Flamenco show in Zambra María La Canastera

Zambra Museo María La Canastera

Sacromonte, 89 18010 Granada18010 Granada+34 958 12 11 83

About this event:

Duration: 60 min

Last day: 31-12-2017

Events per night: 1 (21:45)

Price of the ticket: 22€

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María La Canastera has two caves within the same space. As soon as you enter the main cave you can feel the family atmosphere because it maintains the original structure it had when it was a family home, with all its typical Sacromonte craftwork (ceramic and hammered copper). It also has a welcoming restaurant with magnificent views of Alhambra where group dinners are offered from which one can choose from a standard menu for the entire group or a sampling menu with typical Granada “tapas”.

The "tablao" Flamenco of Granada offers each night a performance with the songs and dances typical of Sacromonte: the “Zambra Gitana”. These performances are masterly executed by the founder’s descendents who have inherited the legacy of maintaining the artistic tradition which Maria La Canastera left behind. 7 artists, among them highlight José Candela and José Antonio Heredia Heredia "El Chónico". bring this cave to life each night, among them José Candela and José Antonio Heredia Heredia "El Chónico". The troupe is composed of a male and female singer, a guitar player, three female dancers and a male dancer. Young and exceptional artists performing side by side with the more experimented artists. A family dedicated in body and soul to flamenco, and all with the same warmth and hospitality of someone who has invited you into their home. As is the custom with the traditional Zambras, the performance takes place in the center of the room, and the artists dance on the same floor the visitors walk on, with a small wooden “tablao” in a simple well ventilated space that has been decorated with fondness. The lighting is natural and no technological back up, as due to the size of the room it is not needed. The view of the performance is perfect from seats that are against the wall in front of where the artists will be performing, in the middle of what was once the living room of a traditional Sacromonte family.

To facilitate transportation to the caves there is a bus hotel pick up and return service for hotel guests. Please keep in mind that, on route to Sacromonte, the bus will be picking up other guests as well. Each ride to the caves will include a small tour through the narrow and charming streets of Sacromonte and the Albaicin district.

María “La Canastera” is considered one of the greatest and most representative artists of Granada flamenco. She has danced for the most distinguished personalities of the 20th century among which we find kings from different countries, philosophers and intellectuals, great artists and Hollywood stars. She has also performed alongside great artists such as Carmen Amaya or la Niña de Los Peines. María “La Canastera” is a gypsy artist who is considered one of the 100 most important personalities of Granada in the 20th century. At the beginning of the 90’s the Town Hall honored her name by putting it on a square in Sacromonte, and in March 2010 this same Town Hall placed a statue of her next to those of other distinguished Granada artists on the Avda. de la Constitución Boluevard in the center of Granada as a maximum acknowledgement from the city that witnessed her birth.

Her family business has been awarded several times for the priceless service that she and her family have contributed to the city of Granada through her Zambra.

Price Descrption

  • 22 € performance + beverage
  • 28 € transportation + tour + performance + beverage
  • 18 € children (5 to 12. (children under 5 free) / 22 € if transportation and tour included

All prices include taxes

Performance Description

  • There is ONE 60 minute show per night (21:45), every night of the week. The bus transport is organized around that schedule
  • A seven artist troupe performance composed of one male dancer, three female dancers, one female singer and a guitar player

Ticket Price INCLUDES beverage. If interested in making reservations for private or group events of over 12 people, a catering can be arranged, with an evening performance in a different time frame to that of the customary schedule of the cave. Dinner is always before the performance

Photographs WITHOUT flash are allowed/ Video recordings ARE NOT allowed

Observations on reservations: When a ticket purchase is made, the email confirmation will serve as your receipt and purchase slip. Print the home ticket from your computer. If you cannot print, present your home ticket from your smart phone to the box office. In other situations, send us an email after having made your purchase and we will immediately register your purchase in box office. By presenting your passport, photo ID or other type of official ID you will be able to access the locale. In case of incident or anomaly, please contact us during the purchase process.

Transportation information: Once you have made your purchase, please contact us and give us your name, a telephone contact and/or email address, as well as the hotel in which you will be staying. We will send an email confirming the exact time the bus will be at your hotel to pick you up or the information of the pickup zone nearest your hotel in the case your hotel is far from the established route.

Videos of Zambra María La Canastera



José Candela



El Chónico

Guitar player