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Last updated: 10 February, 2024
Expert travel writer: Dana Facaros

Madrid is the capital of flamenco, in the same way that Hollywood is the capital of film. All the stars head to the capital’s famous tablao, or flamenco clubs – the singers to perform the emotion-packed cante jondo (‘deep song’); the dancers to stamp their heels fast and hard in a taconeo, to the percussive strumming of the guitar players.

The combination of the music, dancing and powerful rhythms are irresistible – on the best evenings, you will feel the duende, the ‘demon’ spirit of emotional catharsis, and find yourself shouting Olé!

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Corral de la Moreria

Madrid, Community of Madrid, Spain

Sexy flamenco dancer performing her dance in a red long dress.

In a historic setting by the Royal Palace, this superb, award-winning club was founded in 1956, making it the oldest in Madrid.

Adult price: £12

Best for ages 10+

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Las Carboneras

Madrid, Community of Madrid, Spain

Flamenco dancers from Las Carboneras perform at Tablao Flamenco Restaurante on November 27, 2010 in Madrid Spain

You’ll find this atmospheric, reputable tablao in the basement of the 17th-century palace of the Count of Miranda.

Adult price: £12

Best for ages 10+

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Las Tablas

Madrid, Community of Madrid, Spain

woman doing flamenco dancing on stage in las tablas, madrid

Founded by two dancers, this venue delivers a contemporary flamenco show in a modern space with one of the largest stages in Madrid.

Adult price: £12

Best for ages 10+

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Torres Bermejas

Madrid, Community of Madrid, Spain

Torres Bermejas

Known as ‘Flamenco’s Cathedral’, this is an Alhambra-esque setting where greats Paco de Lucia and Camaron de la Isla performed.

Adult price: £12

Best for ages 10+

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Logistics

Price from: £10
Minimum age: Any
Age suitable: 13+
Frequency: daily
When: All year round
Duration: 90+ minutes

Getting there & doing it

Always book tickets for a flamenco tablao in advance, either via a tour company, or directly on the club’s websites. Options include the show and a drink (wine, beer, sangria or a soft drink), or the show with tapas or a set dinner menu. Performances last around 90 minutes.

When to do it

Flamenco shows run all year round, seven days a week. Most clubs put on two shows a night: an early one at around 7pm and a late one at around 9pm.

Who to go with: organised tours

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Our selection of the best Viator tours of this attraction or activity

Flamenco Show at Corral de la Morería in Madrid with Optional Dinner

Madrid

Flamenco Show at Corral de la Morería in Madrid with Optional Dinner
Feel the feverish heat of Spain’s traditional dance with a flamenco show at one of the country’s most prestigious ‘tablaos’ (flamenco venues). Choose the show time that best suits your schedule, then make your own way into the heart of Madrid Old Town to enjoy a night of passionate flamenco. Depending on the option selected, sip on a welcome drink or sink your teeth into three or four delectable courses of authentic Spanish cuisine. Then, grow giddy as you watch an electrifying performance from some of the country’s leading dancers.

Price: €50

Min age: 7

Rating 4.80 / 5 [2337 ratings]

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Flamenco Show & Special Menu at Torres Bermejas in Madrid

Madrid

Flamenco Show & Special Menu at Torres Bermejas in Madrid
Torres Bermejas, opened in 1960, is the most important and unique flamenco show in the world. Torres Bermejas is unique for its stunning room that reproduces inside the Bermejas towers of the Alhambra in Granada, with walls with Arabic motifs, tiles and wooden covered ceilings. When you come to the flamenco show, it is an unforgettable artistic experience by the Cuadro Flamenco composed of the best artists from singers, guitarists, clappers and dancers. The flamenco night will be complete with dining unapropuesta inspired by traditional Spanish cuisine, very innovative touches and the dominating product quality. The dinner "Tapas Menu" includes: -Spanish omelette with caramelised onions -Homemade croquettes of Iberian ham and cheese -Crispy chicken strips -Andalusian style squids -Fideua of fish and seafood -Iberian sirloin toast with brie cheese -Drinks: Refreshment or Red Wine (D.O Rioja) or White Wine (D.O Rueda) and Mineral Water.

Price: €25

Min age: 4

Rating 4.35 / 5 [1159 ratings]

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Essential Flamenco: Pure Flamenco Show in the Heart of Madrid

Madrid

Essential Flamenco: Pure Flamenco Show in the Heart of Madrid
Enjoy a fantastic flamenco show with this admission ticket to the Essential Flamenco in Madrid. It is a must while you are visit the city, relax and discover the interesting world of flamenco.

Price: €35

Min age: 0

Rating 4.79 / 5 [640 ratings]

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Skip the Line: Traditional Flamenco Show Ticket

Madrid

Skip the Line: Traditional Flamenco Show Ticket
We can say without a doubt that it is the most beautiful live flamenco show in Madrid. An unforgettable experience! A stage in a room for 54 spectators without a microphone or amplification of sound. In addition, we are in the neighborhood of Chueca, very close to "Plaza de Chueca", where you can take or eat something before or after the show.

Price: €25

Min age: 4

Rating 4.84 / 5 [570 ratings]

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Flamenco Show at Torres Bermejas in Madrid

Madrid

Flamenco Show at Torres Bermejas in Madrid
Torres Bermejas, opened in 1960, is unique for its stunning room that reproduces inside the Bermejas towers of the Alhambra in Granada, with walls with Arabic motifs, tiles, and wooden covered ceilings. When you come to the flamenco show, it is an unforgettable artistic experience by the Cuadro Flamenco composed of the best artists from singers, guitarists, clappers and dancers. The flamenco night will be complete with dining proposals inspired by traditional Spanish cuisine, very innovative touches and the dominating product quality.

Price: €25

Min age: 4

Rating 4.34 / 5 [287 ratings]

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Madrid

Madrid Region, Spain

Exterior of La Almudena Cathedral in the late afternoon.

Spain’s sunny capital offers up world-class art, super shopping, renowned tapas and late, late nights.