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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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Amazing flamenco

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Charlotte, NC, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 stars 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 stars 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

I thought this was a good show. I expected more/better and left a bit disappointed. Be prepared it is loud..loud clapping and loud stomping. Overall ok but not great.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

Authentic passionate performers. Was worried food might be bad but it also was very authentic and produce was very good quality. It is touristy but any Flamenco show is going to be of course. We thought it was great.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

This was such a wonderful experience. The artists who keep Flamenco alive in this theater/club tucked away in a very interesting part of Barcelona are something else -- passionate but untouchable. It almost seemed at times like they hated what they were doing, but as you realize they are so focused on their art you can't expect anything else. While... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

We booked this venue for our conference VIP Welcome. The tapas was not the best I have tasted but overall it was a great experience because of the excellent red wine and spectacular music and dancing. As a guitarist myself, I was in awe of the two musicians accompanying the dancers.

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Petah Tiqwa, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

This was one of the best flamenco show we ever saw. Very passionate, very raw the stage is set in a way that you can almost touch the dancers!!! my chair was rocking with their every movment highly recommended

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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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