Top Choice Flamenco in La Latina & Lavapiés

Casa Patas

One of the top flamenco stages in Madrid, this tablao always offers flawless quality that serves as a good introduction to the art. It’s not the friendliest place in town, especially if you’re only here for the show…
Top Choice Flamenco in La Latina & Lavapiés

Corral de la Morería

This is one of the most prestigious flamenco stages in Madrid, with 50 years’ experience as a leading venue and top performers most nights. The stage area has a rustic feel, and tables are pushed up close. Admission…
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 Theatre in Sol, Santa Ana & Huertas

Teatro de la Zarzuela

This theatre, built in 1856, is the premier place to see zarzuela. It also hosts a smattering of classical music and opera, as well as the cutting edge Compañía Nacional de Danza. Tickets range from €5 to €50.
Top Choice Stadium in Parque del Oeste & Northern Madrid

Estadio Santiago Bernabéu

Football fans and budding Madridistas (Real Madrid supporters) will want to make a pilgrimage to the Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, a temple to all that’s extravagant and successful in football. The self-guided tours ta…
Top Choice Flamenco in Sol, Santa Ana & Huertas

Villa Rosa

Villa Rosa has been going strong since 1914 and has seen many manifestations – it made its name as a flamenco venue and has recently returned to its roots with well-priced shows and meals that won't break the bank. …
Top Choice Live Music in Sol, Santa Ana & Huertas

Sala El Sol

Madrid institutions don’t come any more beloved than 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 the icons of th…
Jazz in La Latina & Lavapiés

El Despertar

El Despertar is all about jazz down to its roots. Everything about this place harks back to the 1920s, with a commitment to old-style jazz and decor to match from its days as a meeting point for the barrio’s intelli…
Jazz in Malasaña & Chueca

El Junco Jazz Club

El Junco has established itself on the Madrid nightlife scene by appealing as much to jazz aficionados as to clubbers. Its secret is high-quality live jazz gigs from Spain and around the world, followed by DJs spinn…
Jazz in Sol, Santa Ana & Huertas


One of Madrid’s classic jazz clubs, this place offers a low-key atmosphere and top-quality music, which is mostly jazz with occasional blues, swing and even flamenco thrown into the mix. Compay Segundo, Sonny Fortun…