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“Tourist Trap”

Cuevas Los Tarantos
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Granada Sacramonte Caves Flamenco Show with...
Ranked #10 of 23 Concerts & Shows in Granada
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Reviewed 23 September 2013

The famous name of Los Tarantos drove us to pay for a combination of dinner, transportation, show and visit to an old quarter of the city. Dinner was acceptable and the show was probably good but the seating arrangements are such that only the first couple of rows can see the performers, so I don't really know how good or bad they were. It appears they have two parallel showrooms and switch performers between them. Also, the shows are only one hour long so they can have several seatings in one night. The visit to the old quarter was interesting but at a fast pace to allow a rushing guide to go home. Transportation was inadequate. Pickup was late and the bus was parked a couple of blocks from the hotel. The guide came and walked us to the bus. On the return trip to the hotel late at night, the guide was gone and we were dropped at a corner with indications from the driver to "go left". Well, left was not sufficient information and we wasted quite some time searching for our hotel. Eventually we had to take a taxi to get there. In sum, a very unprofessional and disorganized service. Stay away from this tourist trap.

Thank Luis C
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Reviewed 16 August 2013

OK we wanted to see flamenco and we didn't want a meal. We paid €20 each for about an hour and a half....although we could have stayed for the second show if we had wanted to. The flamenco - about 15 dancers, guitarists and singers worked damn hard for the whole time and put in an excellent, authentic show. I thought it was good value for money, to be honest, despite some of the other reviews. We shared our show with a coach load of Japanese ladies....very polite but a little stunned by the passion, sweat and commitment of the dancers. The entrance fee included a drink..but tapas were extra. There are lots of flamenco experiences in Granada......probably all geared up for tourism.....we had a very rewarding street flamenco experience in the Plaza Nueovo - young girl and lad and very convincing....and that was free!

1  Thank Manc-Holidays
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Reviewed 30 July 2013

Classic tourist trap aimed at people asking their hotel for a traditional flamenco experience. Also packs in the coach loads on a slick rota.
Booked dinner experience and found ourselves sat in the door way to the cave with about 80 tourists trailing in from their buses and back and in again from toilet. As we paid for the 'top' experience would have expected the dinner tables at the front by the stage but there were 20 rows of seats in front of us. View restricted totaking camera shots to enlarge and view!
Food was edible, plain and delivered at speed. Don't expect a menu. Glasses of cheap wine not included in the dinner experience price.
A guided walk through the Albazin district was included but they told us the wrong time to be waiting at our hotel. Our hotel paid for a taxi and we arrived to find the other 4 people were sat at the table. The walk must have been very brief!
Dancers pretty average and don't expect a classic or to be invited to become involved. Off stage they are generally surly and rude. There were 2 caves running side by side and dancers came in and out between the 2.
The cost has to be paid in cash as they are 'not paying tax'.We assume they are somehow able to avoid accounting for VAT.

1  Thank Michael P
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Reviewed 27 March 2013

We have not had seen flamenco before, so for us it was great viewing the dancers and the music and we really enjoyed, even it is touristic....

From our hotel near the cathedral we could have walked (what we did the way back) but the walk through alcazin before was quite nice with the guide.

For us the hotel recommended not to take food.

Thank Annette R
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Reviewed 23 February 2013

We booked a diner and show for € 40,- each person. We got lettuce with the famous bottles vinegar and oil, further we got merluza and a glass of wine. The dancers were great! we were in at 21:15 and we had to leave the cueva at 22:40, because the next buses with tourists were waiting.It wasn't worth €80,- I advise to get just a ticket for the show and a drink and get a decent diner in one of the hundreds well priced restaurants.

Thank SomeFood
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