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Essential Flamenco
Essential Flamenco

Essential Flamenco

Calle de la Cruz, 26, Madrid, 28012

The Basics

Located in the heart of Madrid, Essential Flamenco is a must-visit performance space known for shows where the audience sees the performers up close—not on a distant stage. In typical Madrileño style, many visitors go to the early show, then head out to dinner around Sol. Be sure to buy your ticket in advance, as shows fill up quickly.

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Recent reviews from experiences in Madrid

star-5
Definitely worth it.
Chris_H, Aug 2022
Essential Flamenco Admission Ticket
We visited on a whim because we wanted to see a flamenco show. The theater, the location, the show, were all great. It was one of our favorite experiences in Madrid!
star-5
AMAZING SHOW DO NOT MISS!!!
Sandra_E, Jul 2022
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This was the most amazing show and I was very surprised by it! We almost canceled it but our entire group from age 10 to 54 were very entertained!! The guitar player and percussion musicians (sorry can’t remember the name of the box he played) were OUTSTANDING!!! The dancers and singer were all very passionate this was an amazing show that no one should miss if they visit Madrid!!!
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Ot feels very real, you...
25d6hny9wk, Jul 2022
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Ot feels very real, you are close to the artists. You can heqr the talk to each other, make decisions live. Talent was great: Dances, guiter, etc. Amazing experience.
star-5
Flamenco- Up close and personal!
Suryansh_J, Jul 2022
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Not your typical commercialised flamenco performance. Rather almost your private show, up close and personal with the artists. You could feel the passion and love for the art as they pied their soul into the performance. We didn't understand the Spanish lyrics but the expressions communicated a lot! The cherry on top was that we missed our show timing but they accommodated us into the next show. Would visit again next time in Madrid!
star-5
The Best Flamenco Show in Madrid
Cristina_G, Jul 2022
Essential Flamenco Admission Ticket
WOW!! what an amazing experience!! The place, the atmosphere, the welcome, the ARTISTS and the entire staff were AMAZING!! You can feel the music, the rhythm, the instruments and the improvised lyrics in your veins. It takes you to another dimension!! The dancers were magnificent!!
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Must see
Isaac_T, Jul 2022
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Everyone was great but the male dancer was incredible. Really enjoyed the intimate setting. Would highly recommend.
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Flamenco in Madrid
Sherrie_J, Jul 2022
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Very heart felt performance. First Flamenco experience for me. Great show. Performers were very talented.
star-5
Excellent flamenco in a super cool setting
Jamil_D, Jun 2022
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The talent was excellent, and the setting was intimate. The timing was exactly one hour. I’ve been to several longer flamenco shows, so I can tell you this was just right! We were a group of three adults and one child. All of us were entertained and engaged from start to finish. A pretty impressive feat!
star-5
Great show
Marina_B, May 2022
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I live in Madrid, but i went to see the show with my granddaughter who is visiting from the States. We had a great time!
star-5
¡OLE! ¡OLE!!
Ruth_J, May 2022
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¡OLE! ¡OLE! This is how Flamenco should make you feel. It was an amazing experience. The minute you enter, the staff is very attentive and friendly. Before the show begins a brief history of Flamenco is give and then the show begins. It was beautiful, soulful, and fun. The musicians, their solos, and the dancers were simply amazing. We were in awe. I highly recommend this experience. Good drinks, GREAT show, and memorable.
star-4
Flamenco
Felicita_F, May 2022
Essential Flamenco Admission Ticket
Nice experience . You start off with a drink near there bar area . There are tables and seats there for you to relax a bit . The show is held in a cave like room.
star-5
Great show!
Avonleh_C, May 2022
Essential Flamenco Admission Ticket
Great experience! The dancing, singing, drumming and guitar playing were intense. The intimate setting was a plus and made the show feel more authentic.
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • Music fans appreciate flamenco’s acoustic accompaniment, which reflects a diverse musical heritage, from Andalusia to the Arabian Peninsula.

  • Those who book tickets in advance enjoy a complimentary drink or glass of sangria.

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How to Get There

The most convenient way to get to Essential Flamenco is by metro. Take line 1, 2, or 3 to Sol station, then walk south from Puerta del Sol. You’ll find Essential Flamenco on a cobblestone block at Calle de la Cruz, 26.

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Trip ideas


When to Get There

Shows happen twice daily at Essential Flamenco: Tuesday through Sunday at 8:30pm and 10pm. The venue is closed on Monday. To avoid the crowds, get tickets to a midweek show. Fall and spring are the ideal seasons to visit Madrid—expect warm but pleasant temperatures, and fewer travelers. July and August are the peak tourist months.

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Independent Walking Tour of Central Madrid

With so much to see in Madrid’s central district, your best bet is a self-paced walking tour around the heart of the city. Don’t miss the public squares: Puerta del Sol, a popular local hangout, and Plaza Mayor, the perfect place to refuel at a café. From the plazas, walk east to the tree-lined Paseo del Prado, where you’ll find three of the city’s most celebrated museums and some of Madrid’s most interesting people watching.

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Frequently Asked Questions
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