Best places to enjoy a Flamenco Show in Madrid
¿Looking for a Flamenco Show in Madrid? Flamenco is the magic of Spanish singing dance, a music style with a great historical background that has been around for hundreds of years. It comes from some mix origins and cultures, mainly Arab, Jewish, Spanish and Romani. It was developed in the south of Spain, in the region of Andalusia, and nowadays is one of the most known Spanish music styles in the world.
People from all around the world know the biggest Spanish Flamenco artists such as Camarón de la Isla, Lola Flores, Paco de Lucía or José Mercé. And one of the main activities to do as a tourist in Spain, being a Flamenco fan or not, is attending a Flamenco show and feeling the passion and “duende” (flow) of the singer, the expert hands plating the Spanish flamenco guitar and the heals hitting the “tablao” (stage made of wood).
Because we don’t want you to miss the opportunity to see these astonishing shows on your next visit to Madrid, we’ve prepared one great list of Flamenco Shows to catch in Madrid!
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Where to watch a Flamenco Show in Madrid?
Café de Chinitas Flamenco Show
Where is it: Calle Torija 7, Madrid
Café de Chinitas is one of our most outstanding recommendations in this list because is the type of place where you can see, hear and taste the authentic flamenco style. With a welcoming atmosphere, a tablao surrounded by the mythical Andalusian “mantones” (Shawls) will amaze your eyes, a restaurant with great food and wines to delight your palate and a pure flamenco that will enchant you. This tablao is in an 18th century palace next to the Gran Vía and offers shows every two and a half hours (except Sundays).
Tablao Flamenco Corral de la Morería
Where is it: Calle de la Morería 17, Madrid
The Corral de la Morería is a tablao that really gives you a good idea of how Spanish flamenco is lived in the country. This place was born in 1956 and has been displaying flamenco shows practically every day of the week for more than 60 years. There are many names of the national flamenco scene that have danced on this tablao, because of the quality of the sound and its great fame. In their wall you can see all the different prizes they have won during the years, from Madrid Town Hall awards to National Flamenco prizes.
Casa Patas Flamenco Show
Where is it: Calle de los Cañizares 10, Madrid
If we talk about flamenco in Madrid, we must talk about Casa Patas. It is in the Tirso de Molina neighborhood and it’s not a big place. But what it lacks in size, it compensates it with the quality of its flamenco shows. Casa Patas is a tablao where you also can have dinner and enjoy the classic Andalusian “rebujito” (white wine with soda) that appears in every real flamenco show. Do not forget to make your reservation to enjoy this flamenco show in Madrid, since it is one of the most popular Tablaos in the capital.
Cardamomo Flamenco Show
Where is it: Calle Echegaray 15, Madrid
In Plaza del Sol we find Cardamomo, one of the biggest tablaos in the capital, both in size and in fame. Opened since 1994, it has been awarded by the New York Times as the best flamenco tablao in Madrid, a recognition to its greatness that really contributed to make thousands of tourists visit it every week. Watching the flamenco show plus a glass of wine or sangria will cost you 25 to 40 euros, depending on the show, the day and the type of seat you choose.
Torres Bermejas Flamenco Show
Where is it: Calle Mesoneros Romanos 11, Madrid
Inspired in the Real Torres Bermejas, a great representative in the Granada Skyline, this tablao is another of those places that brings life to the flamenco genre. It has been visited not only by magic flamenco artists, but also by different celebrities such as Sofia of Greece, former Queen of Spain. Founded 58 years ago, with a unique decoration and located in the most typical district of Madrid, its flamenco shows will transport you to Andalusia, the cradle of the genre. Take note if you want to watch a real Spanish Flamenco Show in Madrid!
Tablao Flamenco Las Tablas, Madrid
Where is it: Plaza España 9
Despite being relatively new, Las Tablas has positioned itself as one of the main Flamenco spots in Madrid. Every day at 8 PM and 10 PM you can catch one of their shows for 29 euros with a drink. You can also enjoy dinner with the flamenco show. They offer 3 different menus (from 66 to 76 euros). As a distinctive note, you should know that in Las Tablas they have a vegetarian menu, so there are no excuses left to not visit this amazing tablao flamenco. Flamenco artists such as Marisa Adame, Juan Debel and Rafael Peral play often in Las Tablas.
Teatro Flamenco Madrid
Where is it: Calle Pez 10
Located in the Malasaña neighborhood, one of the trendiest neighborhoods in Madrid, we find the Teatro Flamenco Madrid. This spectacular tablao flamenco has the quote “Tradition, purity and art” as its motto, and it offers different shows every day in 2 sessions, from Monday to Sunday. There is a bar service to have a drink and a selection of cold tapas, which closes 5 minutes before the show starts in order to not interrupt the public or the artists. On their website, you have all the information, the event calendar and a contact section to solve any doubts and book your appointment to experience this fantastic flamenco show in Madrid full of passion.
Tablao Flamenco Las Carboneras
Where: Calle Conde de Miranda, 1. 28005 Madrid
The Carboneras Tablao flamenco was born under the idea of giving a second life to all the Madrid old coffee shops combining them with the art and passion of the Andalusian tablaos. The result is a vanguardist tablao that combines the best of two worlds and offers some of the best Spanish flamenco shows in Madrid city, at least according to some prestigious flamenco organizations such as the ATFM. They offer four different menus with prices that start from 36 euros with a drink and show to 78 euros with dinner and show.
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