Venta El Gallo


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Venta El Gallo, Sacromonte, Andalucia, Spain. Public Domain.
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Venta El Gallo, Sacromonte, Andalucia, Spain. Public Domain.
Location: Barranco de los Negros, 5, 18010 Granada.
(37.182027, -3.583978)
Open: All year daily 19-24.
Flamenco: 21, 22:15.
Flamenco and dinner: 20, 21.
[2022]
Fee: Flamenco: Adults EUR 20, Children (0-12) 15.
Flamenco and dinner: Adults EUR 50, Children (0-12) 25.
[2022]
Classification: Flamenco Cave SubterraneaCave House
Light: LightIncandescent Electric Light System
Dimension:  
Guided tours: self guided, D=1 h.
Photography: allowed
Accessibility: no
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Address: Venta El Gallo, Barranco de los Negros 5, Sacromonte, 18010 Granada, Tel: +34-858-950-315, Cell: +34-640-147-985. E-mail:
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History

1977 founded by Juan Heredia, “Juanillo”.
2001 recieves tourist prestige award "Venta el Gallo".

Description

photography
Venta El Gallo, Sacromonte, Andalucia, Spain. Public Domain.
photography
Venta El Gallo, Sacromonte, Andalucia, Spain. Public Domain.

Venta El Gallo is located in the Sacromonte quarter of Granada, overlooking the Alhambra and Albaicin neighborhood. It is actually almost on top of the famous Zambra María la Canastera, which is on the main road below. This quarter of the city is famous for its cave houses as well as Zambra style flamenco. The performances at Venta El Gallo are authentic Zambra in a cave. Up to ten different performers take part in the two nightly shows. Seating along the whitewashed cave walls give spectators a close up view of some of the city's best flamenco artists. The cave is said to hold up to one hundred forty people. We are not convinced that's possible, but You can book an optional dinner, which is served before the show. The restaurant serves traditional cuisine from Granada, with an arab-andalusí influence.

The Zambra was founded in 1977 by Juan Heredia, “Juanillo” was the son of the famous dancer Antonia “la Gallina”. She was one of the artists which went on a legendary tour to North America with Vicente Escudero during the 1930s. Juan Heredia began his artistic career as a guitarist in the Sacromonte zambras accompanying the most prominent artists of the time. He always publicly defended the rights of the gypsies, which led him to found and promote the gypsy associations camelamos naquerar, Sacromonte histórico or unión romaní.

Such Zambra venues are often a family business. The siblings Jara Heredia and Antonio Heredia are both among the dancers. And both have a long list of successful performances all over the world. Jara Heredia performed on several occasions for H. M. King Juan Carlos and in Los Angeles at the home of Antonio Banderas. She was on the Granada International Festival of Music and Dance, Lorca Poetry Prize Festival in New York 2004, USA Festival 2010, and Carthage International Festival.