The flamenco tablao
most prestigious
of the world

Corral de la Morería is the world’s most famous and prestigious flamenco tablao. A shrine to the art.

Since it opened in 1956, every night it has provided a unique, one-of-a-kind experience thanks to its commitment to the highest quality both in the artistic programming as well as in the culinary offering and customer service.

It should come as no surprise, then, that it features in the world’s most famous travel book, 1,000 Places to See Before You Die, a New York Times best-seller comprising a selection of the most iconic places on Earth. It has also been recognised as the World’s Best Flamenco Tablao by the International Cante de las Minas Flamenco Festival, as well as with the City of Madrid Award given by the Spanish capital’s city council, which has also been awarded to the Prado, Thyssen and Reina Sofía museums.

Since it opened in 1956, every night it has provided a unique, one-of-a-kind experience thanks to its commitment to the highest quality both in the artistic programming as well as in the culinary offering and customer service.

It should come as no surprise, then, that it features in the world’s most famous travel book, 1,000 Places to See Before You Die, a New York Times best-seller comprising a selection of the most iconic places on Earth. It has also been recognised as the World’s Best Flamenco Tablao by the International Cante de las Minas Flamenco Festival, as well as with the City of Madrid Award given by the Spanish capital’s city council, which has also been awarded to the Prado, Thyssen and Reina Sofía museums.

Since it opened in 1956, every night it has provided a unique, one-of-a-kind experience thanks to its commitment to the highest quality both in the artistic programming as well as in the culinary offering and customer service.

It should come as no surprise, then, that it features in the world’s most famous travel book, 1,000 Places to See Before You Die, a New York Times best-seller comprising a selection of the most iconic places on Earth. It has also been recognised as the World’s Best Flamenco Tablao by the International Cante de las Minas Flamenco Festival, as well as with the City of Madrid Award given by the Spanish capital’s city council, which has also been awarded to the Prado, Thyssen and Reina Sofía museums.

With more than 60 years of history, Corral de la Morería is the world’s oldest and most famous flamenco tablao.

From Pastora Imperio to Blanca del Rey, Corral de la Morería has welcomed figures such as Antonio Gades, La Chunga, Fosforito, María Albaicín, Lucero Tena, Serranito, Fernanda and Bernarda de Utrera, Manuela Vargas, El Güito, Mario Maya, La Paquera de Jerez, Lola Greco, Javier Barón, Diego el Cigala, José Mercé and Antonio Canales, among many others.

So, not just the tablao but the institution itself can boast of having been graced with the presence of both the highest number and the most important artists in the entire history of flamenco.

From Pastora Imperio to Blanca del Rey, Corral de la Morería has welcomed figures such as Antonio Gades, La Chunga, Fosforito, María Albaicín, Lucero Tena, Serranito, Fernanda and Bernarda de Utrera, Manuela Vargas, El Güito, Mario Maya, La Paquera de Jerez, Lola Greco, Javier Barón, Diego el Cigala, José Mercé and Antonio Canales, among many others.

So, not just the tablao but the institution itself can boast of having been graced with the presence of both the highest number and the most important artists in the entire history of flamenco.

Over these six decades, its stage has starred in some of the most memorable episodes in the history of the art of flamenco: milestones such as the presentation of ‘Entre dos aguas’ by Paco de Lucía, the début and professional launch of Isabel Pantoja, the intoxicating nights with Sabicas when he visited Spain or the creation of the now-legendary shawl soleá by Blanca del Rey herself.

Today’s best flamenco

Today, the programming at Corral de la Morería features the biggest names in contemporary flamenco.

Today, the programming at Corral de la Morería features the biggest names in contemporary flamenco.

These artists include, among many others: Belén López, Juan Andrés Maya, Ángel Rojas, Marco Flores, Olga Pericet, Eduardo Guerrero, El Junco, Alfonso Losa, Alba Heredia, Lucía la Piñona, Rosario Toledo, Jesús Fernández, Mercedes Ruiz, La Lupi, Jesús Carmona, María Moreno and Manuel Liñán.

Every night, from Monday to Sunday, the tablao offers a show designed both for the most demanding aficionados as well as those wanting to discover this art at the highest level. Every show includes the biggest stars in dance, singing and guitar.

Every night, from Monday to Sunday, the tablao offers a show designed both for the most demanding aficionados as well as those wanting to discover this art at the highest level. Every show includes the biggest stars in dance, singing and guitar.

Corral de la Morería changes its programming completely every week, bringing in the top names in today’s flamenco that fill the world’s major theatres but with the added benefit of enjoying them up close and personal, where the energy is thrilling. Moreover, Corral de la Morería, as a centre of production and choreographic creation, develops shows with the biggest contemporary flamenco artists, using the space for their world premières.

Corral de la Morería changes its programming completely every week, bringing in the top names in today’s flamenco that fill the world’s major theatres but with the added benefit of enjoying them up close and personal, where the energy is thrilling. Moreover, Corral de la Morería, as a centre of production and choreographic creation, develops shows with the biggest contemporary flamenco artists, using the space for their world premières.

The passion of a family business

Manuel del Rey,
Founder of Corral de la Morería.

If you feel “at home” and “like a family” when you’re at Corral de la Morería, it’s because of its deep-rooted spirit of a family business. Its founder, Manuel del Rey, was part of a Madrilenian family dedicated to hospitality. After his grandparents and parents, respectively, founded the high-end restaurants Casa Camorra (visited by Alfonso XIII and the high society of the period) and Riscal (with its famous rice dishes), he decided to launch his own business, committing to creating an experience that is one of a kind worldwide, featuring the best flamenco artists and haute cuisine.

Manuel del Rey and Gina Lollobrigida

Manuel del Rey and Blanca del Rey

Over the years, this unique approach has grown even stronger thanks to the efforts of his wife, Blanca del Rey, and his sons, Juan Manuel and Armando. Nowadays, they work together to keep developing the essence of Corral de la Morería and to be at the forefront of the arts of flamenco and gastronomy.

Armando del Rey, Blanca del Rey and Juan Manuel del Rey. – Owners of the corral de la moreria –