We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Essential Flamenco

Closes in 20 min: 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM, 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Open today: 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM, 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Essential Flamenco Admission Ticket
from US$ 40.49*
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information
Essential Flamenco Admission Ticket
from US$ 40.49*
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information
All photos (362)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good14%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk 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...more
Closes in 20 min
Hours Today: 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM, 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
See all hours
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Calle de la Cruz 26, 28012 Madrid, Spain
+34 661 94 67 04
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Madrid
from US$ 57.81
More Info
from US$ 57.80
More Info
from US$ 40.50
More Info
from US$ 45.10
More Info
Reviews (821)
Filter reviews
369 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews glass of sangria dancers and musicians small basement vaulted cellar intimate venue great performance guitar player front row male dancer an amazing experience spanish culture audience stage percussionist acoustics cave emotions
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 369 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Highly recommend it. This is a great introduction to Flamenco, especially if (like me) you don't know much about it. They've organised the show into different sections (various instruments+solos+female dancer+male dancer+both) which I thought was absolutely brilliant. Whoever put this together definitely gave it some...More

Thank Nicolas F
Reviewed 1 week ago

We searched for quite a while before settling on this Flamenco show. Best decision we could have made! This is real Flamenco, not some Broadway production with actors and actresses, these people are artists! Small venue, only about 100 seats in a basement setting. You...More

Thank DanandCollette
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely fantastic. A must do if you are visiting Madrid. Highly recommend it. The talent of the dancers takes your breath away. The musicians were great. The dancers danced their hearts out. Wonderful show.

Thank Ada S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to the 8;30 performance on Monday. My husband and I loved every minute of it starting with the friendly bartender and the tasty sangria. We've seen Flamenco before, a very polished performance in a beautiful building, where the dancers and musicians smiled and put...More

Thank sbjames77
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We just returned from a 7day trip to Madrid. I did LOTS of homework when looking into a flamenco show. I am so glad that we went with Essential flamenco. These are so much more than musicians, singers,and dancers. They are artists!!they are to flamenco...More

Thank Mary P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were so looking forward to this performance! And the musicians, singers and dancers were very good. But there were two adults and two children in the front row that somewhat spoiled our experience. The kids were fine! But the two women chatted throughout most...More

Thank triphelp68
Ramiro F, Propietario at Essential Flamenco, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Triphelp: You don´t imagine how well I understand you. Some times (fortunately very few times) we receive spectators that don´t have the sensibility enough to attend the show and spend the time talking or watching their telephones. But what can we do? Throw them...More

Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

It was our first Flamenco show experience. The place suits well for that type of performance, a small scene surrounded by nearly 60 places. The show lasts slightly more than one hour. The troupe was amazing and passionate! Overall it was well organized, we would...More

Thank Alexandra K
Ramiro F, Propietario at Essential Flamenco, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hello Alexandra: Flamenco has born in caves and cellars like ours. The first reason is because the natural amplification of such places. The second reason, because this art has always been a little "clandestine", it were played in private parties, in brick cellars, like in...More

Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

Went online to make the reservation same day as the show. Very easy just showed the reservation when we arrived. Never having seen Flaminco wasn't sure what to expect. Great show with talented musicians and dancers. Place is intimate so you can see and hear...More

Thank Amy C
Ramiro F, Propietario at Essential Flamenco, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hello Amy: Thank you for your kind review. Many of our visitors see flamenco for the first time, but this art is so passional, that from the first time you experience, you want more. Like first love :)

Reviewed 5 October 2018

Great flamenco experience. Dancing was fabulous and venue very intimate. Only disappointment was the lengthy individual solos of the musicians. They were all very talented but less music and more dancing would have made it a perfect night.More

Thank Brad J
Ramiro F, Propietario at Essential Flamenco, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hello Brad: Our show is titled "essential flamenco", and our purpose is to show in one hour, all the basic aspects of flamenco, and that´s why we have solos, to show the virtuosity of each flamenco musician and the posibilites of every instrument. However, half...More

Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

Flamenco is a captivating experience and for those who haven’t seen it before, it will be great. I’ve seen lots of flamenco shows across Spain and I wouldn’t rate it excellent for a simple reason. The show lasts for 60 minutes and sadly (for me)...More

Thank emailuch
Ramiro F, Propietario at Essential Flamenco, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Helo Emailuch: You are right. For the ones interested specially in one part of flamenco -dancing in your case- we will open (around next march), another room upstairs dedicated to monograph actings. (But I´ll tell you something that may surprise you, more spanish flamenco lovers,...More

View more reviews
Expansive plazas, local and foreign crowds, street
performers, colorful lights, window shopping,
restaurant signs promising the best paella, ham, and
churros con chocolate- this is downtown Madrid, a
collection of plazas interconnected by a network of
side streets. Some of these side streets are wide
pedestrian shopping routes, and some are hidden, so
it's possible to duck in and out of the bustle as
Nearby HotelsSee all 452 nearby hotels
Hotel Avion
2 reviews
.01 km away
Hostal Inter Puerta Del Sol
226 reviews
.02 km away
Hostal Adriano
391 reviews
.03 km away
Hostal Royal Cruz
13 reviews
.03 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 12,887 nearby restaurants
Inclan Brutal Bar
2,886 reviews
.05 km away
Taberna del Chato
1,607 reviews
.04 km away
Taberna la Descubierta
258 reviews
.00 km away
La Descubierta
394 reviews
.01 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 2,920 nearby attractions
Plaza de Santa Ana
2,634 reviews
.11 km away
143 reviews
.09 km away
Federico Garcia Lorca Statue
32 reviews
.11 km away
Pedro Calderon de la Barca Statue
22 reviews
.11 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
11 August 2018|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from Ramiro F | Property representative |
You can buy tickets on our website Essential Flamenco or directly at the show on Calle de la Cruz 26 (Madrid). The price is the same: 35 euros with a glass of sangria, beer or soda. Thank you very much and I hope you enjoy... More
Google Translation
7 April 2018|
Response from Ramiro F | Property representative |
Hello Tabatha: Sorry for the delay in answering, I didn't see your request until now. The price we apply to children is: 0/6 year old: Free. 6/12: 20€, 13 ahead, full ticket. Thank you for your interest in our show.
Google Translation
7 June 2017|
AnswerShow all 12 answers
Response from Ramiro F | Property representative |
Hello Jordan: Flamenco music is the way two very different things are named. One is the flamenco folk music, the folclore from Andalucía (the sevillanas dance, for example). In this kinds of flamenco shows, many times they... More
Google Translation