MADRID CITY TOUR ITINERARY:
Route nº 1 (Blue): Teatro Real, Palacio Real, Puerta de Toledo, San Francisco El Grande, Catedral Almudena, Plaza Mayor, Puerta del Sol, Círculo Bellas Artes, Museo Thyssen, Museo Reina Sofía, Jardín Botánico, Museo del Prado, Puerta de Alcalá, Barrio de Salamanca, Plaza de Colón, Plaza de Cibeles, Gran Via, Plaza de España, Templo de Debod, Teatro Real. When you get to Teatro Real (bus stop number 11), get off the bus and go to Café Chinitas.
Founded in 1970, Cafe Chinitas is located in a beautiful and inviting 18th century mansion – a perfect place for those wishing to combine Mediterranean cuisine with the best flamenco in the Spanish capital. Some of flamenco’s most important artistes have performed at Cafe de Chinitas. Tomas de Madrid, La Chunga, always barefoot and spontaneous, the legendary Rosario, Maria Albaicin, Carmen Mora, PastoraImperio, Manuela Vargas, and the "Los Pelaos" family… And also the most outstanding singers dominating a variety of styles, such as Carmen Linares, Tony Maya, Maria Vargas, Enrique Morente, El Lebrijano, and Jose Merce, who started his career in this tablaoto become one of the most famous flamenco artistes of the moment. Among the guitarists that have performed here, one must not forget the grand maestro Victor Monge "Serranito", Andres Heredia, Manuel Sison, El Entri and the Carmona brothers, better known as "Los Habichuela". Nowadays, some of flamenco’s top virtuosos and young promises perform regularly at Cafe Chinitas, who see the tablaoas a door to the flamenco world.