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  • Location: Madrid, Spain
  • Duration:  3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Scout out Madrid’s top tapas-serving flamenco bars on a 3.5-hour tour, led by a guide with intimate knowledge of the city’s acclaimed flamenco scene. On a stroll through Lavapiés neighborhood, visit two flamenco bars to watch the fiery Spanish dancing while enjoying drinks and small tapas plates of delights such as manchego cheese. The evening climaxes with a visit to Madrid’s renowned Tablao Villa Rosa for a 1-hour flamenco show. Sip on a drink and prepare to be spellbound as some of the city’s finest dancers take to the stage!

Numbers are limited to 12 on this small-group tour, ensuring an intimate experience.

Highlights

  • 3.5-hour evening flamenco and tapas tour of Madrid
  • Visit two beloved local flamenco joints in the vibrant neighborhood of Lavapiés
  • Hear fun facts and history about Madrid’s lively flamenco scene
  • Enjoy three tantalizing tapas and a drink in each Lavapiés flamenco bar
  • Watch a 1-hour flamenco show at the esteemed Tablao Villa Rosa, near Plaza de Santa Ana
  • Small-group experience with a maximum of 12 people ensures personalized attention

What You Can Expect

Intimate Flamenco Show and Tapas in Madrid

Enjoy traditional tapas and learn about flamenco from a guide!

Stroll from the start point at Madrid’s Reina Sofia Museum through the lively central neighborhood of Lavapiés. One of the city’s oldest and most traditional barrios, Lavapiés is also known for its multicultural feel, influenced by a melting pot of nationalities that live there. As such, the area makes for a lively night out and has gained a reputation as a flamenco and tapas hotspot.

With your guide, follow the lead of knowing Lavapiés locals to visit two of the area’s atmospheric flamenco bars (Bar La Caleta and Bar El Burladero), where several acclaimed Madrid dancers started their careers. Chat about the city’s flamenco scene as you walk between bars and learn all about the history of the famous dance in Spain. Headsets are available if you have difficulty hearing your guide.

In each bar, watch impromptu, fiery and passionate flamenco performances while feasting on different plates of tapas and enjoying drinks. One drink — wine, beer or a soft drink — plus three plates of tapas are served in each venue. While the dishes vary, melt-in-the-mouth morsels of succulent chorizo, slivers of manchego and fresh boquerones (Spanish anchovies) are typical of the stellar tapas often served.

Having experienced your first heady mix of flamenco and tapas, continue to Tablao Villa Rosa, near Plaza de Santa Ana, to see a full 1-hour flamenco performance. Operating as a flamenco joint for more than a century, the bar holds inimitable prestige in Spain, and counts Spanish royalty and celebrities among its loyal patrons.

Take a seat to watch the show as a cacophony of castanets, music and feet stomping summons the dancers to the stage. Sip on a drink as the flamenco performers whirl and twirl in front of you, and soak up the electric atmosphere while watching the spectacle on stage. Your tour finishes as the show concludes, but you can stay longer inside the bar to enjoy more tapas and drinks (own expense), if you wish.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Great guide and amazing talent during the flamenco show. It was so much fun I'd recommend it to anyone, especially if you've never seen flamenco like me

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

This tour was outstanding. Gloria, our guide, was phenomenal. She speaks excellent English and is knowledgeable of US politics (much more than what we know about her country). The tour is capped at 12, but my wife and I were the only two for the evening we booked. We didn't get short-changed. In fact, we feel like we got a bonus experience. Gloria's knowledge of Spanish/Flamenco history is deep, and she shared other information about Madrid and Spain as well. This tour turned out to me our favorite night in Madrid.

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