La Cueva de Lola
In a brick-lined underground performance space, La Cueva de Lola offers a more personal flamenco experience. Plan to attend a show at the end of a day spent sightseeing in Centro—Madrid’s bustling central district—or after a tour of the nearby Royal Palace of Madrid. Be sure to prebook your ticket to secure a seat. To make a full night of it, enjoy a traditional Andalusian-style 3-course meal along with the performance.
Things to Know Before You Go
La Cueva de Lola has no bad seats—in this small venue, you’re always close to the performers.
The show lasts about an hour.
How to Get There
Located in Madrid’s Barrio de La Latina, La Cueva de Lola is easiest to reach by metro. Take the 5 train to the Puerta de Toledo stop, or the 1 train to Tirso de Molina. You’ll find the venue next to St. Andrew’s Church (Iglesia de San Andrés Apóstol), at Calle de los Mancebos 2.
When to Get There
La Cueva de Lola typically stages one show nightly on Tuesday and Wednesday, and two shows nightly Thursday through Sunday. Weekend shows are most popular, as are performances in July and August, Madrid’s peak tourist season. It’s often easier to get tickets to a show that’s earlier in the week.
Exploring Barrio de La Latina
La Cueva de Lola happens to be in one of the best neighborhoods to discover on foot: La Latina. Stop by the Gate of Toledo (Puerta de Toledo), built under the Napoleonic government in the early 18th century. Then grab a snack at the Mercado de la Cebada, a colorful marketplace packed with food and produce vendors. End your day with a stroll along Calle Cava Baja, where you’ll find numerous lively tapas restaurants.
- Things to do in Toledo
- Things to do in Segovia
- Things to do in Zaragoza
- Things to do in Cordoba
- Things to do in Valencia
- Things to do in Bilbao
- Things to do in Santander
- Things to do in Murcia
- Things to do in San Sebastian
- Things to do in Alicante
- Things to do in Granada
- Things to do in Seville
- Things to do in Castile and León
- Things to do in Aragón
- Things to do in Basque Country
- Corral de la Morería
- La Latina
- Sobrino de Botín
- La Taberna de Mister Pinkleton
- San Miguel Market (Mercado de San Miguel)
- Almudena Cathedral (Catedral de la Almudena)
- Plaza Mayor
- Plaza de Oriente
- Madrid Plaza de la Villa
- Royal Palace of Madrid (Palacio Real de Madrid)
- Sabatini Gardens (Jardines de Sabatini)
- Church of San Ginés (Iglesia de San Ginés)
- House Museum of Mouse Perez (Casa Museo de Ratón Pérez)
- Essential Flamenco
- Royal Monastery of the Incarnation (Real Monasterio de la Encarnación)