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El Tablao de Carmen

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Address: Avenida Francesc Ferrer i Guardia, 13 | Poble Espanyol de Montjuïc, 08038 Barcelona, Spain
Phone Number: 00-34-933256895
6:15 pm - 10:30 pm
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Tue - Sun 6:15 pm - 10:30 pm

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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Flamenco Show at Tablao de Carmen in Barcelona Including Drink, Tapas or Dinner
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Interesting cultural night, surprisingly generous tapas.

The dancers and musicians were impressive - wished the show had been a little longer. We got the tapas option, which included several dishes as well as soft drinks and dessert... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed August 30, 2016
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was really disappointed with flamenco show. 4 year ago I was here and got amazing emotions from flamenco performance. Was practically crying... nothing like it this time. Singers and dancers were just not into it. Only a young dancer were giving some emotions, others - just posing to cameras. Really disappointed. Never again!!!!!!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

To be honest, we felt the flamenco show we saw in Madrid was better, as it seem to have more flair, purpose & passion. However, depending on who you ask in Spain as to where they think is the best flamenco show, you will get a number of differing views. Regardless this particular show, still gives you a good impression... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

The dancers and musicians were impressive - wished the show had been a little longer. We got the tapas option, which included several dishes as well as soft drinks and dessert. Inside the interesting spanish pueblo area. Allow a little extra time to arrive, as it seems to only have one entry and is a ways from the show. We... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

If you ask me to rate the show, it was 4 stars. But add the terrible food, can't give the place more than 3 stars. We took a package for dinner and show and it was a mistake. The experience would have been much better with the show only. The place itself is ok but lacks charm. The actual performance... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

Attended the 7pm performance on a Thursday night. The location is a 10- 15 min walk from Espanya Metro station. We opted for the show and tapas package costing €55 each which was good value. The tapas portions were generous in size and there was a broad variety- I appreciated that they had a vegetarian option as it is difficult... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

We bought advanced tickets for a mid-week show at El Carmen (drinks, non-dining). They were quite expensive, but the show was terrific! We would definitely return.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

Went to the Spanish village to have dinner here and see their flamenco show. The dinner was average but the service was excellent and as was the show. Some very talented performers definitely will recommend.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016

Tablao de Carmen is located within Poble Espanyol (a shopping, dining and “architectural museum” village built in 1929 for an international exhibition). Entrance to Poble Espanyol is included with your Tablao de Carmen entry fee. There are three options for the performance tickets: drinks only; drinks and tapas; or drinks, tapas and dinner). We chose the drinks and tapas option.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

Great Flamenco Show! The walk to the flamenco show was very cute through the old Spanish village ( the admission to the village is free with your reservation to the show). The show itself was performed very well and very entertaining.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016

Great show, tasty tapas. Our table waiter on the pic was horrible. (If the restaurant sees the pic, understand who). He just put meals on the table and gone without smiling or politeness. Bottle of water without opening was served. I asked another waiter to open the bottle. Dessert was served without spoon. I asked another waiter to bring spoons.... 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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