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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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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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Bunbury, Australia
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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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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I really enjoyed this show. Was a 3 course meal and very good food & wine. The performances were authentic and amazing. It went for an hour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The best Flamenco show in Barcelona! Very authentic show. Loved their tapas too. Make sure that you reserve seating downstairs. The seating upstairs doesn't have good views!

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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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Halifax, Canada
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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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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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