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Culture in Madrid: Bullfights and Flamenco

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One of Spain’s most beautiful expressions of culture is flamenco. There are plenty of lively, authentic, and inexpensive flamenco shows to choose from in Madrid. The spellbinding beat kept by the power of the dancers' feet, the fervor and depth of soul carried on the voices of the singers—flamenco is art at its finest. A similarly important part of Madrid culture is bullfighting. If you don’t have the stomach for a bullfight itself, it’s still worth checking out Madrid's Las Ventas arena.
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Calle de los Cañizares, 10, 28012 Madrid, Spain
On a quiet evening in Madrid, on the Calle de los Cañizares, an intimate crowd of about fifty people waits in anticipation. The room is dim except for the lights that illuminate a small stage in the corner. Suddenly, a man lets out a long wail,...
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In the heart of Madrid lives Don Flamenco, one of the oldest names in Flamenco shoes. Aside from turning out hand crafted shoes that would make any ballerina jealous, The Don also sells traditional clothing, castanets, and all things related to...
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Plaza de Sta. Ana, 15, 28012 Madrid, Spain
Arguably Madrid’s most well-known flamenco show, Villa Rosa puts on a wonderful performance nightly. If you are lucky enough to get a table near the stage it is unlikely you will have ever felt so alive during a dinner in your life. Instead of...
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Calle Torija, 7, 28013 Madrid, Spain
The best flamenco show of my life, without a doubt! Cafe Chinitas is a small venue with incredibly spirited and talented dancers. Come for the first show of the evening when the musicians and dancers are fresh. Heads Up: don’t bother with dinner,...