“Carmen”, after Carmen Amaya. Tablao de Carmen was conceived as a tribute to the famous flamenco dancer Carmen Amaya (Barcelona 1918 – Begur 1963). Carmen was a friend of the tablao’s founding family
Tablao de Carmen was conceived as a tribute to the famous flamenco dancer Carmen Amaya (Barcelona 1918 – Begur 1963). Carmen was a friend of the tablao’s founding family. During the International Exhibition in 1929, as a very young girl, she danced for King Alfonso XIII of Spain at the opening of a pavilion in the Spanish Village that represented Spain and the Spanish people. This pavilion was located on the very spot where Tablao de Carmen is now located.
Already at the young age of 12, Carmen was a dancer in one of the most prestigious theater troupes in Spain at the time. Her meteoric rise to international fame turned her into a legend during her lifetime. Having conquered the stage of the most prestigious theaters in Europe, South America and the USA, Carmen has always continued to be proud of her origins from Barcelona. Her unsurpassed talent was admired by such famous personalities of the 20th century as Charlie Chaplin, Marlon Brando, Fred Astor, Jean Cocteau, Orson Welles, US President Franklin Roosevelt…
Dinner and live flamenco show: spend an unforgettable evening in the company of friends, loved ones or family.
Founded in honor of the inimitable flamenco dancer Carmen Amaya, Tablao de Carmen has been presenting traditional flamenco performances in Barcelona since 1988. Watching a show on a unique stage while tasting typical dishes will allow you to get as close as possible to the culture of Spanish flamenco dance.