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Essential Flamenco

Calle de la Cruz 26, 28012 Madrid, Spain
+34 661 94 67 04
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A MUST visit!!

This is the first time i've been to see flamenco and I was absolutely blown away by the... read more

Reviewed 25 May 2017
Lisa_Amin5
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London, United Kingdom
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Intense talented Flamenco dancing

This was a great end to the night. The band alone was incredible - all of them. The singer has a... read more

Reviewed 20 May 2017
Vidya K
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Cape Town, South Africa
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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 any amplification. Often, a brick cellar would be chosen, due to its wonderful acoustics. This is the authentic, unvarnished performance that we seek to recreate: a man and a woman dancing, a singer, a guitarist, a violin and percussion, sounds and shadows on ancient brick-lined cellar walls, all in a show lasting one hour. Welcome to Essential Flamenco.
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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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Hours Today: 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM, 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Calle de la Cruz 26, 28012 Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

This is the first time i've been to see flamenco and I was absolutely blown away by the performance. It lasts about 2 hours which flies by. The venue is excellent - very intimate (accommodating roughly 50 people) and my god the dancers, the singer...More

1  Thank Lisa_Amin5
Paulina V, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Essential Flamenco, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2017

Hello Lisa: "I was absolutely blown away by the performance" Gypsies call that feeling "el duende" (the elf) and not always appears. "El duende aparece" when the artists feels real good, The public receive the emotion and give it back to the musicians. This feedback...More

Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

This was a great end to the night. The band alone was incredible - all of them. The singer has a soulful voice, violinist played with passion, the guitarist had a nuianced solo with amazing sounds, the percussionist supported them all wrll. The dancers were...More

Thank Vidya K
Ramiro F, Gerente at Essential Flamenco, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2017

Hello Vidya: Thank you for your review, warm an detailed. Yes, some visitors would like, as you, to see more dancing, but that would go against our purpose: To show essential flamenco. The flamenco art is divided in three branches: Dance, sing and guitar. We...More

Reviewed 15 May 2017

small and cozy area where the performance was held. The performers felt the music and it was awesome to see them give it all they have.

Thank ana r
Ramiro F, Gerente at Essential Flamenco, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

Hello Ana: Yes, the artists "give it all they have", but also receive the reward of the applause and reviews as yours. Thank you.

Reviewed 12 May 2017

You will not spend a better 25 Euros in Spain if you have a musical bone in your body and if you have some Celt in you then wow. Great artists. Small intimate venue. Simply go.

1  Thank Peter M
Ramiro F, Gerente at Essential Flamenco, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

Hello Peter: From now on, these euros well spent, will be 35 :) . We have been two years under the market prices, for a promotional campaign, but is already time to increase... Thank you for the warm review

Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

We've been there in our last evening, and it was a memorable experience! Loved the performers, the girl was amazing, and the atmosphere cozy and frendly. We liked they were feeling natural to each other and the public.

Thank Adrian P
Ramiro F, Gerente at Essential Flamenco, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2017

Hello Adrian: "They were feeling natural to each other". Yes, that is one of our secrets. We have the same group of artists from months ago, we think is important the complicity among the group. Thank you for the review.

Reviewed 9 May 2017

This was our first flamenco experience. The performance at Essential Flamenco felt authentic and the intimate basement environment contributed to that. There were individual performances by the musicians (fantastic) and individual and joint performances by the dancers - also fantastic. The reservation process by internet...More

Thank SUSAN C
Ramiro F, Gerente at Essential Flamenco, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2017

Hello Susan: You can´t imagine how much we appreciate people that don´t only enjoy the show, but get interested by this great art that is flamenco. Sometimes has to come people from far away to make us see the cultural values we have!. It´s like...More

Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

The seniors and snenioritas from Essential Flamenco are really doing a nice job without many modern technology, only the voice, dance, old style guitar and acoustical basement which transmits you a lot of their passion and hard work. Easy to get to from metro Sol,...More

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Ramiro F, Gerente at Essential Flamenco, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2017

Cathy, you are right. "Passion and soul" is what real flamenco is. I´ll say more, I will say that without passion there is no art, and certainly our flamenco artist reach that feelings every night. Thanks for your review.

Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

I booked this location as it was a 1 min walk from my hostel and all the reviews were great. I'm not a huge flamenco fan but my partner had never seen one before and was excited to go. We booked online the day of...More

Thank Katie H
Ramiro F, Gerente at Essential Flamenco, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2017

This answer is from the reservations department: Dear Katie, I was really upset when Richard told me that we had oversold the show. Just for the two tickets of yours, but anyway, it was our fault. It had never happened before and I thought I...More

Reviewed 5 May 2017

We saw the Essential Flamenco show last weekend on visit to Madrid. We had actually booked tickets before we arrived in Madrid but it seemed easy enough to purchase them from the venue before the show. There are 2 shows every night at 8.30pm and...More

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Ramiro F, Gerente at Essential Flamenco, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2017

Hello Jess: Thank you for your vey complete and kind review. About the show, we dedicate half of its time to the dance, because we know that´s the visitor´s most appreciated part, but in reality, flamenco is divided in three equals parts: singing, guitar playing...More

Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

1 hour of emotions, good feelings and typical spanish atmosphere. Place is really cozy and audience feels like part of the show. I was really impressed. And sangria was good! :)

Thank Praniukas
Ramiro F, Gerente at Essential Flamenco, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2017

Hello Praniukas: Emotions, emotions... That´s what we offer in our show. To reach this purpose, we have to make that "the audience feels like part of the show", as you rightly said. Thank you for your nice review.

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jordan2487
7 June 2017|
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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
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niloo77
10 March 2017|
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Response from Ramiro F | Property representative |
Hello Niloo: Its 13 minutes walk (Google said), crossing tourist streets, full of people all day and night. Specially at night! There is a bar every corner... All the center of Madrid is very safe at any hour, actually. Of... More
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josiegypsy
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Their online calendar indicates they have shows everyday except Monday.
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