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Top Choice Flamenco in Málaga

Kelipe

There are many flamenco clubs springing up all over Andalucía, but few are as soul-stirring as Kelipe. Not only are the musicianship and dancing of the highest calibre but also the talented performers create an inti…
Top Choice Jazz in Sol, Santa Ana & Huertas

Café Central

In 2011 the respected jazz magazine Down Beat included this art-deco bar on the list of the world's best jazz clubs, the only place in Spain to earn the prestigious accolade (said by some to be the jazz equivalent o…
Top Choice Live Music in Sol, Santa Ana & Huertas

Sala El Sol

Madrid institutions don’t come any more beloved than the terrific Sala El Sol. It opened in 1979, just in time for la movida madrileña (the Madrid scene), and quickly established itself as a leading stage for all th…
Top Choice Flamenco in Sol, Santa Ana & Huertas

Villa Rosa

Villa Rosa has been going strong since 1914, and in that time it has seen many manifestations. It originally made its name as a flamenco venue and has recently returned to its roots with well-priced shows and meals …
Top Choice Football in Parque del Oeste & Northern Madrid

Estadio Santiago Bernabéu

Watching Real Madrid play is one of football's greatest experiences, but tickets are difficult to find. They can be purchased online, by phone or in person from the ticket office at Gate 42 on Av de Concha Espina; t…
Top Choice Cinema in El Raval

Filmoteca de Catalunya

The Filmoteca de Catalunya – Catalonia's national cinema – sits in a modern 6000-sq-metre building in the midst of the most louche part of El Raval. The films shown are a superior mix of classics and more recent rel…
Top Choice Classical Music in La Ribera

Palau de la Música Catalana

A feast for the eyes, this Modernista confection is also the city’s most traditional venue for classical and choral music, although it has a wide-ranging program, including flamenco, pop and – particularly – jazz. J…
Top Choice Live Music in New Town

Kafe Antzokia

This is the vibrant heart of contemporary Basque Bilbao, featuring international rock, blues and reggae, as well as the cream of Basque rock-pop. Weekend concerts run from 10pm to 1am, followed by DJs until 5am. Dur…
Top Choice Flamenco in Malasaña & Chueca

Teatro Flamenco Madrid

This excellent new flamenco venue is a terrific deal. With a focus on quality flamenco (dance, song and guitar) rather than the more formal meal-and-floor-show package of the tablaos (choreographed flamenco shows), …
Top Choice Live Music in Barrio del Carmen

Jimmy Glass

Atmospheric Jimmy Glass is just what a jazz bar should be, with dim lighting and high-octane cocktails. It has four live performances a week, many of them free, and also runs an annual jazz festival in October/Novem…