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    on de Rufino: Flamenco in Madrid

    by venteeocho Written Apr 15, 2005

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    A wide range of bars offering the finest flamenco atmospheres

    With the rise of flamenco bars in the 19th century, flamenco enjoyed its finest hour in the capital. These days, the flamenco bars and clubs are carrying on the tradition, offering a chance to see flamenco at its purest every night, while enjoying a fine meal or a drink.

    Dress Code: Our journey begins in the most traditional flamenco tapas bars in Madrid. At 11 o clock every night, the waiters and the audience sing “la salve”, a tradition which “comes directly from Jerez”, according to the venue manager Rafael Cantero. “The lights go down, and candles are lit in order to get the singers in the mood, and the audience is given a song sheet so that they can join in”.
    Not only can the audience enjoy the finest local music, but they can also enjoy the traditional tapas and dishes such as gazpacho, potatoes, fried fish and bull tail, and wines such as sherry and manzanilla de Sanlúcar de Barrameda.

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    Flamenco: Flamenco

    by LanaFromRiga Written Dec 20, 2004

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    Flamenco dancing

    Flamenco started in Andalusia, but flamenco in Madrid is in high level dancing art too. Professional cante flameco with guitar sounds in the “Casa Patas” club (Calle de Canisares 10). Tablao reputation has “Café – de - Chinitas” (Calle Torija 7) where you can see flamenco dancing.

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    Casa Patas: Casa Patas - Flamenco!

    by jamiesno Updated Nov 2, 2004

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    Flamenco Performer!

    Casa Patas is a great night spot not far from the Peurta Del Sol. The Flamenco is amazing and very authentic. The performers are very good and equally as dramatic and I witnessed in Sevilla. This is a small night club atmosphere where the performers are right next to you. Be warned that if you are from North America where smoking is virtually banned, in Casa Patas and most Spanish night clubs there will be lots of smoke!! Get used to it because it is not worth missing the great Flamenco over it!

    But I should stress again in this tip I guess that this is not touristy flamenco, this is very popular authentic flamenco with lots of local people there.

    Dress Code: Casual

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    Flamenco: LAS TABLAS

    by parsix Updated Jan 16, 2004

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    spanish guitar rythm


    I had seen Flamenco shows in other countries but not Spain, that is a crime. I almost went to one in Sevilla, but at the end it never happen. I had been reluctant of going to one in Madrid as I herd they where touristy oriented. (meaninf they are not real traditional)
    On my last visit JoseL a VT member invited us to the oppening of a new "tablado" (that is wood, where they dance).

    I must admit we all had a great time. For myself and Alexa it was the first time in Spain, for the rest of the crowd it was still very good.

    Flamenco show's will usually play songs from different regions. Each region has a slightly different music and dance. Dancer will dress appropiatly for each song.

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    Las Carboneras: Flamenco Dance and Music

    by cheapskate Updated Jan 3, 2004

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    fiery dance steps

    Not the most authentic around but perhaps not as commercialised as.. can't really remember.. is it called the little china dolls? gosh!

    But this was good.. small cosy restaurant.. cost about 25Euros i think

    Dress Code: Casual

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    Casa Patas: It's time for Flamenco

    by cosmogypsy Written Oct 7, 2003

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    I really enjoyed this!!! I forget how I got this tip but a friend of mine who spent some time in Madrid was also given the same tip. Supposedly this is a place where people who perform Flamenco hang out.

    You pay a cover and that gives you the show and a drink on the house. I recommend eating something before especially if you don't eat meat.

    There is a menu so you can order Tapas during the show, but they were all with meat, so I couldn't eat anything until afterwards.

    The show was great. Filled with passion! I can't wait to see another performance.

    Dress Code: It is a little formal inside. I wouldn't wear jeans, but a nice pair of pants would be appropriate. A jacket wouldnýt be necessary but would be ok.

    Make a reservation so that you are assured seats. We had to wait until the next show because the early one was full.

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    Corral de la Moreria: A Flamenco night to remember

    by El_Sueco Written Aug 4, 2003

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    Belen Fernandez

    Corral de la Moreria is perhaps the most famous scene for Flamenco dancing in the world. It has made its fame during the 47 years of establishing (founded in 1956).
    Many are those prominent guests that have passed their evening here.
    You can dine or just take a drink with something small to eat.
    The cost is 30 euro for the show plus cost for what you eat and drink.
    The atmosphere in this relatively small local is very "Spanish" and you will enjoy a very good music show with singing and dancing.
    On the scene appears both established artists as new one. On my visit among others were Juan Andres Maya and Belen Fernandez, the last one a tiny small beautiful Spanish girl with unbelievable strength and force in her steps.
    Recommendable show!

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    Los Gabrieles: Live Flamenco

    by FredMaine Written Jul 6, 2003

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    Flamenco

    Los Gabrieles has Live Flamenco Music played on Monday and Tuesday nights. Usually starting around 11:00 p.m. Just visiting this place to marvel at the amazing tile work is worth the stop. No dancing, just guitar, voice and "box" with rhythmic hand clapping. Free admission

    Dress Code: No dress code

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    Flamenco and tiles: Los Gabrieles

    by SirRichard Updated Dec 9, 2002

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    Facade of the bar

    A nice charming bar to start up the night. Famous for its attractive painted-ceramic tiles with typical spanish wines advertisings. Live shows some nights.
    For the shows, look at: Los Gabrieles

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    If you wnat to heard good and...

    by Trindade Written Sep 7, 2002

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    If you wnat to heard good and free Flamenco Music you must to to CARDAMOMO(calle echecaray - near Puerta del Sol) on wednesdays and Sundays) and LOS GABRIELES in the same street on tuesdays. In those days they have alive music. And some times even dance show!

    Those places you can know spanish peolple and even original gipsyies!

    It a good place to have real good fun!

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    Cardamomo: Flamenco

    by FredMaine Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Live Flamenco every Wednesday night. Music starts at 22:30 (11:30 p.m.). Free admission.

    Dress Code: No Dress Code

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    Meson de la Guitarra: Flamenco

    by FredMaine Written Jul 6, 2003

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    Meson de la Guitarra

    Late night meeting place for local flamenco lovers. Spontaneous singing and clapping and guitar playing. There are several other interesting music night spots nearby.

    Dress Code: No dress code

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    Cardamomo: Bar Flamenco

    by TXgal Written Feb 27, 2003

    Very cool place, lots of dancing going on. This was the first Flamenco bar I have been to, fun to watch the dancing.

    Dress Code: Casual

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    The flamenco's show 'Corral de...

    by Ivana_PF Updated Aug 24, 2002

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    The flamenco's show 'Corral de la Moreria' is fantastique. Don't miss it.
    The dancers are incredible.

    Dress Code: Nothing special, just a good dressing

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