Essential Flamenco

Essential Flamenco, Madrid: Hours, Address, Essential Flamenco Reviews: 4.5/5

Essential Flamenco
4.5
Concerts • Bars & Clubs • Theatre & Performances
8:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday
8:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
About
From 6 artist on stage: Two dancers with a singer, a guitarrist, percussion and a violin or flute. Since its beginnings, Flamenco has evolved in hidden places. It is danced and sung in private, in the presence of a select group of friends, without any amplification. Often, a brick cellar would be chosen, due to its wonderful acoustics. This is the authentic, unvarnished performance that we seek to recreate: a man and a woman dancing, a singer, a guitarist, a violin and percussion, sounds and shadows on ancient brick-lined cellar walls, all in a show lasting one hour. Welcome to Essential Flamenco.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Admission tickets
from $44.17
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Sol
How to get there
  • Vodafone Sol • 1 min walk
  • Tirso de Molina • 5 min walk
Popular mentions

4.5
1,104 reviews
Excellent
909
Very good
142
Average
28
Poor
12
Terrible
13

Paco
5 contributions
Best Flamenco
Mar 2020 • Family
Outstanding raw performance in an intimate setting. A small venue where you sit close and experience the essence of Flamenco. The entire family enjoyed the show, highly recommended.
Written March 11, 2020
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Ellen Tamura
Bloomington, Indiana, United States4 contributions
Excellent flamenco in a cozy atmosphere.
Mar 2020
I highly recommend Essential Flamenco. It is located near Sol Station in a lively area. I was in Madrid for only a short time and seeing flamenco was at the top of my list. Thoroughly enjoyed the musicians and dancers and the atmospheric space.
Written March 9, 2020
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Kim
1 contribution
Flamenco show
Mar 2020 • Couples
We booked this show online as it wasn't far from our apartment. We arrived a little early to find the ticket came with a free beverage. Nice! The show was fantastic & a lovely way to end our trip to Madrid. We've seen flamenco in Seville & Granada and this was really good. The room was small and gave the show a warm atmosphere, close to the performers. The musicians & singer were great but the dancer was amazing. Her footwork & passion was outstanding. I would recommend this show to anyone. The area is also full of restaurants and character. Lovely to walk around after the show & stop for a drink & tapas.
Written March 3, 2020
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sandlubberWinchester
Beaworthy, UK10 contributions
Excellent Flamenco
Mar 2020 • Couples
Fabulous musicians and dancers, shame more people weren't there to watch them but we went at 7.30pm on a Monday so there were only about 15 in the audience. Well worth the money for this 1 hour show.
Written March 3, 2020
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Nina M
1 contribution
Incredible performance
Feb 2020 • Couples
From start to finish the show was incredible. All performers were so talented, especially the female dancer, she danced with such passion! Would highly recommend
Written March 2, 2020
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smeh518
Boston, MA7 contributions
Great evening of entertainment!
Feb 2020 • Friends
We all absolutely loved everything about Essential Flamenco...very intimate environment, great music, and of course, great flamenco dancing. Highly recommend--not a bad seat in the venue.
Written February 23, 2020
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NeilJ1977
6 contributions
Fabulous Flamenco
Feb 2020 • Couples
We had been determined to see a show and after some research opted for this show based on its Google rating. We were not disappointed!
It was easy to book, atmospheric in location and outstanding in execution

The skills of the musicians and the dancers was phenomenal! Relentless energy from all with a full commitment to the show.

I would go again in an instance and highly recommend to all.
Written February 21, 2020
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MantasZinkus
3 contributions
Essential Flamenco
Feb 2020 • Couples
Fantastic and very touching performance. Passionate and greatly skilled dancers, singer and musicians. The atmosphere is taking you back to the Flamingo roots, and you leave wanting to return. Magical experience.
Written February 15, 2020
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Judy C
Homestead, FL3 contributions
Amazing!!!!!
Feb 2020 • Couples
Such an amazing experience. The intimacy of the place lead us to feel the passion by the musicians and the dancers. A must see for your trip to Madrid.
Written February 11, 2020
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Leda M
Brooklyn, NY9 contributions
The perfect thing to do on a long layover in Madrid
Jan 2020
We had a 26 hour layover in Madrid and planned for it by booking a hotel walking distance from this flamenco show. It was an absolutely perfect way to spend our short time in Spain. Also, there are lots of tapas bars and interesting shops nearby.
Written February 7, 2020
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Hello Leda: Flamenco, the music that best represents the spirit of Spain, has the virtue that it can be understood quickly. An hour is enough, so in that time it gives the audience a very good feel for Spanish culture. And the fact that we are located just 200 meters from the center of Madrid (La Puerta del Sol) makes us very suitable for a brief visit, like yours. We hope next time you visit us for longer : ) Thanks for your comment.
Written February 28, 2020
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Frequently Asked Questions about Essential Flamenco

Essential Flamenco is open:
  • Thu - Fri 8:30 AM - 12:00 AM
  • Sat - Sun 10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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Essential Flamenco admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost $44.23, while a popular guided tour starts around $100.31 per person. See all 3 Essential Flamenco tickets and tours on Tripadvisor

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