Flamenco is nothing if not passionate. Expect stomping, clapping, frenzied guitar strumming, and, of course, dancing. Take a lesson—or just take in a performance—at Cafe de Chinitas, one of Madrid’s celebrated flamenco spaces. Upgrade with dinner and sangria to make the evening a truly special occasion.
Immerse yourself in Spanish culture, and attend a live flamenco show at Cafe de Chinitas. Be sure to buy your tickets in advance, especially if you’ll be there on a weekend.
To make a day of exploring Central Madrid, tour the Royal Palace of Madrid and Sabatini Gardens, head over to Cafe de Chinitas for a show, then go out to a late dinner, Madrileño-style, at a tapas restaurant on Calle Cava Baja. Or, opt for a package that includes a flamenco lesson or dinner and drinks at the café.Things to Know Before You Go
How to Get There
- Flamenco—included on the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity list—is a must-see for dance enthusiasts and travelers interested in Spanish arts.
- For dinner, Cafe de Chinitas serves traditional Spanish tapas, along with wine and sangria.
To easiest way to reach Cafe de Chinitas is by metro. Take line 2 to Santo Domingo station, or line 3 or 10 to Plaza de España. You’ll find the café at Calle de Torija, 7—just a few blocks from either metro stop and the Sabatini Gardens. When to Get There
Cafe de Chinitas typically offers shows twice daily, Monday through Saturday at 8:30pm and 10:30pm. Book your tickets in advance for a popular weekend show, or attend a performance earlier in the week.Taking a Flamenco Lesson
Whether the performance inspired you or you’re just looking to try something new, don’t miss the chance for a 1-hour flamenco lesson at Cafe de Chinitas. You’ll walk away knowing how to do the key dance movements. Bonus: lessons typically include admission to a show.