Where to see Flamenco in Madrid

Actually there are plenty of places to see Flamenco in Madrid. However, not all of them are worthy representatives of Flamenco music as they offer poor performances by not skilled artists for tourists. Let yourself be advised by our team and book your Flamenco show in the best “tablaos” in Madrid.

Flamenco in Madrid

History of Flamenco

Flamenco, born in the depths of the Spanish soul, is one of the most important icons of the Spanish culture. In fact the UNESCO declared Flamenco as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2010, which is a guarantee that Flamenco will be preserve for a long time.

If we want to discover the origins of Flamenco we should dust off the history books and travel back in time about 3000 years. A time when the first Phoenicians and Greeks came to the Andalusian coasts from the Near East. Over the centuries, RomansChristiansMuslimsJews and especially Gypsies were shaping the Andalusian music and introduced their own essence contributing to create the Flamenco music as we know it today.

Initially, Flamenco emerged in poor and deprived areas of Andalusia (South Spain). However by the middle of the nineteenth century Flamenco came to important cities such as Valencia, Barcelona, Zaragoza and of course Madrid. Soon the Spanish capital became one of the national epicenters of Flamenco. All the greatest artists came to Madrid in search of fortune and emerged many “tablaos” (Flamenco Venues) where artists earned extra money to pay his stay in Madrid.

Much water has flowed under the bridge since then, but Madrid can boast some of the best “Tablaos” and festivals in Spain. In fact, a popular quote says: “Flamenco was born in Andalusia, but is performed in Madrid” which helps us understand the important role of Madrid in the development of Flamenco.

Flamenco shows in Madrid

  • 20:00 or 22:00
  • 1 hour 15 min
  • C/ Moreria 17
  • 19:00 or 21:00
  • 1 or 2,5 hours
  • C/ Mesonero Romanos, 11
Flamenco in Madrid- Villa Rosa
  • 20:00 or 22:00
  • 1 hour
  • Plaza de Santa Ana, 15

What our clients say about our Madrid Private Tours

My husband and I had an informative and entertaining walking tour of old Madrid with Will as our guide. We covered so many interesting locations, and Will’s stories and good sense of humour made the experience worthwhile. Thank you Will and Ogo Tours.

Barb S. (Toronto, Canada)
Our private tour with Tatiana was amazing! We were a group of 8 people, 4 adults and 4 kids and had a great time! Tatiana was very knowledgable and enthusiastic. Even though it was our first morning in Madrid and we were all a bit under slept, we all enjoyed every minute of the tour! (When we went to our next destination - Barcelona, kids asked if Tatiana can fly with us to give us a tour of Barcelona).

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We were a family of ten adults and Tatiana was our amazing guide. She was full of enthusiasm and excellent knowledge of the history and culture of Madrid she was also great fun and managed to keep our noisy chaotic family all together. She took us to some wonderful places that we would never have found on our own and gave us so many useful tips for the rest of our stay. We can’t recommend this tour more highly. We went on it on our first morning, which was a perfect introduction to the city
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How to Book a Private Tour in Madrid

It is really easy to book your Madrid private tour. The first step is to contact us by filling out the form on our website (see below). Then, the fun begins. We want your tour to be a personally-fulfilling experience. You can choose among the tours we already offer or if you prefer, you can design your own tour. In the latter case, the more information you share with us about what you want to see, the better we can provide you with a one-of-a-kind event. When you book a private tour with us, you are in control.

Let us know when you will be in Madrid and what day you want to take the tour. You can decide the start time, the place we will meet you and the length of our time together. If there are any locations you definitely want to see, tell us so we can incorporate them into the plan. If there are any restrictions we should know about, we will take them into account.

Flexible Cancelation Policy

As a family-run business, our customer-centered philosophy is crucial. That´s why we believe that a flexible cancelation policy is the most lenient option for our clients. 

You can cancel or change your flamenco show in Madrid without cost up to 3 days before. Canceling your private tour is as simple as writing an email (info@ogotours.com). Cancelations will be refunded to you in the same mode of making the payment.

Due to limited availability, cancellations made within 72 hours will be charged 100% of your total amount.