Odysseys’ Hidden Gems: Madrid’s Casa Patas Flamenco Bar Posted June 29, 2016
Madrid is a modern and bustling city that also maintains its old world charm, as seen in the architecture and winding city streets. Whether you are eating tapas and churros overlooking the Palacio Real, meandering through the shops on Gran Via, or visiting one of the many famous museums, Madrid has something for everyone. And this capital’s unique culture doesn’t end when the sun sets.
While the city is known for its nightclubs, it also hosts a more refined side that includes the vibrant, and evocative, tradition of flamenco dancing. For those on our “Paradores & Pousadas” tour, who have time at leisure to explore this vibrant city, we humbly suggest heading to Casa Patas for a flamenco show where you will feel like a local. In fact, this is the meeting place and tablao (flamenco venue) of many native flamenco artists as well as dancers from all across Spain who wish to share their craft with each other.
Although flamenco originates from Spain’s southern Andalusia region, Madrid’s Casa Patas is authentic as it gets. In 2009, Casa Patas was honored by the Community of Madrid with the “Enrique Maya” award for its contribution to the development and dissemination of Flamenco Art and integration with Roma (Gypsy) People.
This establishment is quaint and intimate – designed to provide every guest with a good view of the stage. The tablao is simply decorated so the focus is on the artists talented performance and emotional storytelling. The walls are hung with photographs of the artists who have performed there including El Guito, Manolete, Paco de Lucia, and many others.
You will find the Calle de los Cañizares n°10, Madrid 28012
Phone: 011 34 91 369 0496
Photo courtesy of Flickr.