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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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I chose this after reading the reviews on Tripadvisor and was not disappointed. We chose the early evening show and booked ahead. We arrived a little early and walked round... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I chose this after reading the reviews on Tripadvisor and was not disappointed. We chose the early evening show and booked ahead. We arrived a little early and walked round Poble Espanyol, it is a little Disney but some of the shops that showcase local artisians are worth a look as not all are overpriced. The restaurant is small but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Barcelona is not the home of flamenco, but the Tablao de Carmen hosts top-quality flamenco performances, and the setting offers guests the chance to truly appreciate the dancers and other performers. The venue is relatively small, with tables arrayed in radial lines extending from the stage, with a few tables on balconies above the stage. I could be mistaken, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Made reservation at last minute - great decision ! El Tablao de Carmen was amazing. The location at Poble Espanola was magical in the evening - strolled around great little shops before and after show - much better location than on la Ramble. The little restaurant where the flamenco show was presented was great, not too crowded. The stage was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Ok, let me preface my review by saying that we had a lovely time and really enjoyed the food and the performances. My wife and I are both vegetarian and the fact that they offered a food option for us during the booking process was both unexpected and very appreciated as most tourist activities that include food usually leave us... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We studied all the flamenco venues in Barcelona that were available in our time period and chose this one. We were not disappointed. We chose the tapas menu with one being vegetarian and it was delicious and plentiful along with the sangria. Service was fast and pleasant. Since this was our first show of this style, we didn't know exactly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Booked online in advance and decided on the show with tapas option. The tapas was fantastic and catered for everyone in the group. The flamenco show was incredible, and was the highlight of our trip to Barcelona. Watching a flamenco show whilst in Spain is an absolute must, and I cannot recommend El Tablao de Carmen enough! The venue, dancers,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

When I booked this Flamenco show/dinner i had researched similar venues quite a bit and decided on El Tablao. Even with all the research I was expecting a touristy place with mediocre food. Well, I was so very pleasantly surprised. Not only was the Flamenco show very authentic and absolutely fabulous, the dinner also blew us away. We had decided... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We really enjoyed our night out at the show. We chose the option that came with wine and tapas and there was certainly plenty of food - the food was good but not great. However the entertainment was amazing - the energy and the passion was really inspiring. I only wish they had a little bit of information on each... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Saw this show in early May. We booked through a site on Tripadvisor. We got a table for two which cost about £60 in sterling.This wasn't worth the price for just an hours show. We were waiting for part two after an hour only to discover that the show was over.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

This was an amazing and authentic Flamenco show! So glad we were able to attend! We were given a free entrance coupon to the area where the dancing takes place and our wonderful hostess from Salsa and co. B n B booked the show for us. We heard that the food was not the greatest so we just went for... More 

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Address: Address: Avenida Francesc Ferrer i Guardia, 13, 08038 Barcelona, Spain
Phone Number: 00-34-933256895
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Montjuic
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:15 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 6:15 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 6:15 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday 6:15 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday 6:15 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 6:15 pm - 10:30 pm

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Montjuic
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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