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Essential Flamenco

Essential Flamenco

4.7 (1620 reviews)
4.7 (1620 reviews)
from 35.00 €
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Calle de la Cruz, 26, 28012 Madrid (Madrid) - Spain | View map
Mo, Tu, We, Th, Su
Fr, Sa
18:00 | 19:30 | 21:00
18:00 | 19:30 | 21:00 | 22:30
60 min
60 people
6 performers
6 performers
Venue: accessible | Bathrooms: accessible
Venue: accessible | Bathrooms: accessible

About the Show

Essential Flamenco is held in Sala Torero in La Calle de la Cruz in Madrid, just a few minutes from the Puerta del Sol and the famous Plaza Mayor. The venue holds nightly flamenco shows and the performances - featuring flamenco dance, singing, guitar and percussion - give the spectator an authentic show at a reasonable price. The production lasts 60 minutes and is directed by the renowned dancer La Mistela, who has received the National Flamenco Award.

Essential Flamenco takes the viewer on a journey to the roots of flamenco: from its inception, flamenco has flourished in intimate settings. Artists danced and sang before a small group of friends without any amplification or microphones. The spots were often cellars and caves made from bricks, which offered excellent natural acoustics. It is in this spirit that La Mistela has created  authentic and genuine show consisiting of two dancers, a singer, guitarist and percussionist.

La Mistela is a well known dancer who was once received the highest compliment from el Farruco (another famous dancer) when he said "You are like mistela (a typical sweet wine from Andalucia), sometimes sweet, sometimes bitter, but always with feeling and emotion". Honored with the National Critics Flamenco Award, La Mistela has performed in Tokyo, Paris, Rome and Seville. He served as the principal dancer in the production of Carmen with Salvador Távora as well as El Amor Brujo, with Mario Maya. His artistic direction of the show ensures a quality performance.


Come a little early so you don’t miss enjoying your included beverage in the charming bar above, then descend the stairs to a really neat cellar. We received a great brief introduction /history of flamenco talk in Spanish and English, and then were wow-Ed by dancing, percussion, singing and guitar playing. Very expressive performance. My family, ages 16-48 all enjoyed it very much! 5 stars! We chose this show because I read there are no bad seats… to my delight, this is true, I think! (Though other reviews are also correct: the seats are narrow-er than you wish.)
Amazing experience and the artists were awesome! Great rustic setting in a brick cave which helps with acoustic and the team did a great job; from the guitar to the dancers and singer as well as the guy on the drum. Highly recommended. The sangria’s pre show were great as well.
Passionate, intense and emotional. Serious performers embracing authentic Flamenco in an intimate venue. Highly recommended. Drink included was a nice touch.
This was a wonderful experience, learning the culture and seeing the stories through dance! Just beautiful! It takes place downstairs in a cave. I highly recommend this experience.
Incredible experience! We were able to book through the Fever app same day and went to the 9PM show. The drink included with the ticket was a nice touch, and we showed up about 25 minutes early in order to enjoy. You can sit in the bar area beforehand at some tables and they also provided some mixed nuts to snack on. Everyone was super friendly. Before the actual show, you go downstairs and they give a presentation in both English and Spanish about the history of flamenco. All of the performers were incredible! No words can do them justice, it was a mesmerizing show. It does get very warm at the actual venue (it’s in the brick cellar below the bar and a fairly small/intimate space) so if you go in the winter like we did I would recommend you use layers so you don’t get too hot once the show starts in your winter gear. There are also holders on the back of the chairs so you can bring your drink downstairs with you to enjoy the show. And if you are like me and like to keep little things to scrapbook/etc. for souvenirs, even if you book online they give you a ticket at the front that you can keep :)
This show was one of the highlights of my trip! As many of the other reviews say, you get a free glass of beer, white wine or sangria which is nice. They spoke about the history of Flamenco before the show and did so in both Spanish and English, which I really appreciated. I would come back again if ever in Madrid! Was so fun.
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The tickets will not be sent by post. The confirmation email will serve as your tickets and the reservation will be held under your name at the venue. You can either print the confirmation email or present a copy of the email on a Smartphone or tablet. If you are not able to print or present a copy of the email on a Smartphone or tablet, please send us an email directly after finalizing the purchase and we will arrange entry presenting photo identification (Passport, driver's license or other national identity card). 

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