Flamenco is known all over the world for its energy, color, and beauty. All the famous artists come to perform in Madrid’s excellent venues, where there are plenty of options to watch a show and participate in the experience.
Although there are many venues in Madrid, we rather give you what we think are the top places to enjoy a flamenco evening in Madrid.
Below venues are often fully booked so plan to book ahead to avoid sold outs. Prices are about 40 EUR per person including ticket entrance and a drink. There maybe options including dinner but we often recommend not dining at these venues since food is normally overpriced and not that great.
1. Cardamomo Tablao Flamenco
Located near Puerta del Sol, in the heart of Madrid, Cardamomo is where flamenco dancing is raw, sweaty, and fun. Recommended by The New York Times, it is one of the biggest flamenco venues in the capital, and has excellent performers with enthralling musicians and singers.
To find more information and tickets visit their website at cardamomo.com.
2. Casa Patas
UPDATE: In June 2020 sadly Casa Patas closed its doors in the wake of the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.
Casa Patas is located in the Lavapies quarter of Madrid, a barrio with deep ties to the history and culture of flamenco in the city. The performances and artists change twice a week in Casa Patas, where the owners are specialists in lining up some of the best flamenco talent in the country. You won’t be disappointed here, as the performances are truly some of the most amazing Madrid has to offer.
To find more information and tickets visit their website at casapatas.com.
For those interested in a non-commercial venue, you may want to consider Buzziler’s Intimate Flamenco Performance. Performed by an energetic dancer, a talented singer, and a guitarist, Santiago’s intimate flamenco composition will take you through a journey of styles and melodies of traditional flamenco music, where you can enjoy a deep-dive through the tales. It’s a much more intimate flamenco experience than you’ll experience in an what open-to-the-public venue.