Families visiting Barcelona may be no stranger to the Spanish tradition of flamenco dancing. Whether you prefer to be a spectator or active participant, there’s no doubt about it, flamenco is entertaining, engaging fun for people of all ages. Hotel Grums is a great solution if you are looking for family hotels in Barcelona.
The Tablao de Carmen pays tribute to one of the most important flamenco dancers in the history of this dance, Carmen Amaya. Carmen was born in 1913 in the gypsy quarter of Somorrostro (now Barcelona’s Olympic Village). Famed for her passion and charm as well as her dancing ability, she started out in 1929 dancing for King Alfonso XII in the place that Tablao de Carmen is situated.
It is said that celebrities Orson Welles, Marlon Brando, Fred Astaire, Charles Chaplin and Greta Garbo were among her biggest fans.
Today, you can take the family to visit the modern flamenco offerings on the same site at the wonderful venue El Table De Carmen.
What can El Table De Carmen offer your family?
There are two shows, one from 19:00 – 20:00, perfect for younger children, and one from 21:30 – 22:30, perhaps better for adults and older children. If you’re hungry early, the restaurant is open from 18:15.
There are many options to choose from, as the venue caters for all budgets and food preferences; there is even a ‘drinks only’ option. Dinner for adults is rated very highly and includes a bottle of wine, while the children may opt for a large plate of noodles, followed with fried chicken and chips.
The service is generally rated ‘excellent’ by visitors, so you can expect to have all your needs catered for.
You might wish to sit on the upper level or the lower level, dependent on your eyesight! Both options offer a different, equally appealing perspective – the top level allows you to get a better view of the dancing feet in action.
The talent will have you talking…
The performers (both male and female) are selected for their superior talent in order to guarantee an authentic flamenco experience, so the choreography is exceptional; they display a fervent passion for their art form, which is tangible in the venue throughout every performance.
Whichever show you attend, you can rest assured that the children will be as captivated by the performances at El Table De Carmen as you are. The venue goes out of their way to ensure each show is different, so you can return time and time again with no fear of boredom!
How do you guarantee a place?
Making a reservation online is very simple. If you arrive early (from 4pm), your family can enjoy free entrance to the beautiful Poble Espanyol, with its pretty little shops full of crafts and gifts.
Located in: Avenida Francesc Ferrer i Guardia, 13 | Poble Espanyol de Montjuïc, 08038 Barcelona, Spain. Phone Number: 00-34-933256895