If you are keen to experience some traditional flamenco then you won’t be disappointed with Madrid.
There are tapas bars, restaurants and other venues throughout the city that offer flamenco shows of some description every day of the week. There are sometimes very large performances held at the theatres and other large venues in the city, but for an authentic taste of flamenco it is the small local tapas bars and restaurants where the action can be found.
El Rincón de Jerez,
This traditional tapas bar is located in the Salamanca area of the city. From 11pm every evening the bar comes alive with music, flamenco dancing and singing. This venue is well known for its sing-a-long nature where waiters and customers together sing well known tunes from song sheets. Everyone is encouraged to take part and the candle lit atmosphere sets the perfect mood in which to do so.
Corral de la Morería
This is the place to go to experience a world renowned flamenco bar. The bar has a crew of in house dancers, guitarists and singers and often has performances from guest artists too. The food served at this restaurant is mentioned in the Michelin Guide. A number of famous actors, politicians and artists from around the world have visited Corral de la Morería some of the more recent ones being Nicole Kidman and Richard Gere.
This venue has different shows every month so it is possible to return repeatedly and not see the same performance twice. There are also variations at the weekends and during the week. Many of the most prominent figures in the flamenco world are proud to perform here.
As well as tapas bars and restaurants providing flamenco shows there are plenty of other venues throughout the city where this style of dance can be enjoyed. These included El Corral de la Pacheca, Torres Bermejas, Arco de Cuchilleros and Las Tablas, to name a few.