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El Tablao de Carmen

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Address: Avenida Francesc Ferrer i Guardia, 13, 08038 Barcelona, Spain
Phone Number: 00-34-933256895
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Description: The Tablao de Carmen pays tribute to the great flamenco dancer, Carmen...
The Tablao de Carmen pays tribute to the great flamenco dancer, Carmen Amaya, born in 1913 in the gypsy quarter of Somorrostro which then existed in what is today Barcelona's Olympic Village. Carmen Amaya made her debut in 1929 before King Alfonso XII on the site which is today the Tablao de Carmen at the inauguration of Poble Espanyol de Montjuic.
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Authentic and intimate

I love Flamenco and have seen a fair bit, I thought this was authentic and intimate, the kids loved it too ( aged 4 & 6) and as its only an hour they just about managed to sit... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

I love Flamenco and have seen a fair bit, I thought this was authentic and intimate, the kids loved it too ( aged 4 & 6) and as its only an hour they just about managed to sit thought it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

This was a very interesting show. All of the performers were great. I would suggest buying the Drinks and show tickets. They will offer a full course menu once you arrive with a variety selection. I was traveling with teenagers who are very picky. So it was nice to let them order what they like. The food is very tasty.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Nice dances, nice dinner. nothing more than that. If I had a second chance I would have chosen to do something else that night... The chairs in the restaurant are not comfortable at all. The staff are nice and the service was good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Haven't seen any of the other flamenco shows in Barcelona and after seeing this one I don't want to. This show was amazing! I was so enthralled I forgot to eat my dinner. The dancers, guitarist and singers put their heart and soul into the performance. The interaction they have with each other is also great to watch. The dancing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

These performers leave their Hearts and souls on stage. This is a must see for your visit in Barcelona. We had front of house seats and had various hair pins and even an earring flung our way as the dancers lost themselves on stage. Definately a jaw dropping performance. The food was also nice, be sure to get the Carmen... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Absolute BEST experience in Barcelona. The performance was so moving it brought me to tears! Such an amazing style of dance. Food was delightful. Recommend getting to restaurant 1/2 hour early. Seating is first come first serve!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Fabulous flamenco performances by 4 different dancers and 6 different musicians, each of whom puts their heart and soul into their work. The costumes were beautiful and the dance was enthusiastic. The venue is small enough to feel intimate. We ordered the tapas menu, which wasn't very appealing to my narrow tastes, but my husband loved it all. And, of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This show was excellent. Enjoyed the village before the show. The tapas menu was more than enough and we thoroughly enjoyed the show with an included bottle of wine. The passion of the dancers and the musicians was amazing. This show was the highlight of our stay in Barcelona.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I spent a fair amount of time researching the tablaos in advance in an attempt to reach a decision as to which flamenco activity would be the best during our visit to Barcelona. Although I can’t speak for the other venues, I am very satisfied with having made this choice. The show was really good and there really is not... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I have been to Sevilla where flamenco is king. I wasn't aware until I did research that some of the best dancers have come from Barcelona. We enjoyed our time at the El Tablao de Carmen very much. We opted for the tapas menu and thought that was the right decision . The location is in a very touristy section... More 

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Beyond the four columns standing guard at the Plaça Espanya, beyond even the extravagant and colorful fountains guiding your way up the boulevard, stands the impressive and towering structure of the Palau Nacional, the national museum. At this very spot in front of the cascades of the central fountain, Freddie Mercury and Montserrat Caballe gave the performance of their lifetimes to welcome the 1992 Olympic Games to this magnificent city. And true to its anticipation, the games transformed the city, reimagining the mountain of Montjuic with the development of an arena, stadium, and many other sporting facilities that are open to visitors year-round. Surrounding the adjacent side of the plaza are well-established hotels catering to business guests and a shopping mall transformed out of a historic bullfighting arena.
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