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El Tablao de Carmen

Avenida Francesc Ferrer i Guardia, 13, 08038 Barcelona, Spain
00-34-933256895
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Ranked #28 of 342 Attractions in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Theaters, Historic Sites
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Even though I was 15 minutes late for the show, I still had a great time! Tablao Carmen is an intimate little joint located inside the Poble Espanyol. It's about a 10-15 minute walk up the street from the Magic fountain (slightly uphill). Your reservation grants you entry into Poble Espanyol. The dancers are extremely passionate and excellent at what... More

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Maui, Hawaii
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Loved it! Sooooo passionate! I wish they had DVDs available for purchase so I could bring the show home to share... Ordered the show with tapas - tons of food! The sangria was awesome. Highly recommended!

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Tulsa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

We thoroughly enjoyed our evening here. We got free admission into Poble Espanyol before the show so we could walk around, shop,and look at the architectural museum. It was well organized, with our name on a list at the front gate. When we got to Tablao de Carmen, they also were well organized and we were seated and served the... More

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Markt Indersdorf, Germany
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

a must see while in Barcelona....great music and passionate dancers. NOT a place for claustrophobic people as the place is tight, tight. Well worth it

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Newport, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
12 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We were recommended El tablao de carmen and were not disappointed. We arrived and were quickly seated. We ordered our drinks and they were brought to our table by a very polite waiter. We had booked the carmen menu which was tapas and then a main course and sweet. The tapas starters were brought out and we were surprised how... More

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tetney,grimsby
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Very good value considering what we paid for food, drink and the entertainment. Food and drink very well organised and plentiful. Seemed like a family which entertained us although may be wrong. Very dramatic music, dance and singing which we enjoyed at the start of our holiday and gave us a flavour of the culture. Seating arrangements very good so... More

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Wroclaw, Poland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Delicious food, good wine, nice place, high level of quality of service, English speaking stuff and of course unforgettable flamenco show.

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WOODBRIDGE
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

this place was very disappointing! the stage is small, the dancers were very unprofessional and act like it its just another Wednesday night club and don't act like its a paid performance. The food was HORRIBLE! After reading trip advisor the show tickets were a gift from a friend so I went anyway. I appreciate the gift but the food... More

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Crowthorne, Berks
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49 reviews 49 reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Have to say we were blown away by the singing and dancing . Suited as , but possibly a bit commercial for the purists. What really let the place down though , was the serving of food during the performance. I understand that people may want to eat, but surely this should stop when the performance starts. The constant ducking... More

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Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The El De Tablao Carmen is located in the Spanish village in Montjuic. From the attentive service checking in - reservations a must - to the food and wine and capped by fabulous music and dancing, it was a memory for a life time. The musicians fingers flew over the guitar strings with energy, passion and it was easy to... More

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