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Arco de Cuchilleros

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Address: Cuchilleros, 28005 Madrid, Spain
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USD 93.30*
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Madrid Walking Tour and Flamenco Show with Tapas
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Monumental Arch

Reviews of Tablao Flamenco Arco de Cuchilleros are mixed in for this attraction with reviews for the actual Arco de Cuchilleros, which is one of Plaza Mayor's famous architectural... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 September 2016
Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Reviews of Tablao Flamenco Arco de Cuchilleros are mixed in for this attraction with reviews for the actual Arco de Cuchilleros, which is one of Plaza Mayor's famous architectural details. I'm writing about the arch, an addition to the plaza after a major fire there in 1790. It is the best known of the nine entrance arches created then, because... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

that is very lovely place. show is great. it is so close to plaza mayor. meals are very good. I recommend to everbody.

Thank Murat A
Cascais, Portugal
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016

We had tapas (pimientos padron, pimiento com tuna, chorizo) around 20:00. The quality and quantity of the food was very good. The price and quantity of the wine was below average. The services was very slow and not too friendly - maybe as a result of too little personnel.

Thank Thomas K
Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015 via mobile

Stop at every place and ask for their specialty. Wat it with wine of the house. The diferent flavours are great.

Thank Daniel S
Community of Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

Side by side there is a restaurant besides the other, bars and shops, beautiful street with lots of trees in the middle, very fresh and there is and Arc that is the most important entrance to the Plaza Mayor

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2015 via mobile

Very good flamenco Show, the guitarist where wonderful, the flamenco dancer gave great performance and the singers sang lovely. It was hot inside and recommended to turn on the air conditioner. Recommended to eat some where else

1 Thank Niriharel
Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2014

This ancient archway is believed to be one of the original entrances to Plaza Mayor. The streets abound with Tabernas, Tapas Bars and bars offering Flamenco shows. The atmosphere is buzzing at night.

Thank Sionwil
Malaga, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2013

The Arco de Cuchilleros was the work of the great architect Juan de Villanueva and it joins the Plaza Mayor with the Calle Cuchilleros street, one of the typical streets in the area with many old restaurants and bars. This is one of the tourist sights of interest. A cuchillero was one who sharpened knives on the street.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2013 via mobile

it was a friday night when i stumbled across this arch. i came out of the grand plaza mayor from calle toledo turned right on cava san miguel and was surrounded by the most characterful and amazing tapas bars i had ever seen being overlooked by this historical arch. its when i decide madrid is the city i wiuld most... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2013

Whenever I visit the Plaza Mayor, I always see the Arco de Cuchilleros because I enjoy seeing this architecture. It is perfect in its setting and something to admire, part of the history of Madrid.

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Expansive plazas, local and foreign crowds, street performers, colorful lights, window shopping, restaurant signs promising the best paella, ham, and churros con chocolate- this is downtown Madrid, a collection of plazas interconnected by a network of side streets. Some of these side streets are wide pedestrian shopping routes, and some are hidden, so it's possible to duck in and out of the bustle as desired. The iconic Puerta del Sol is the giant crossroads of the city and a must-see attraction at any time of the day. The nearby Plaza Mayor, completely enclosed by historic red buildings, is an ideal place to grab a bite to eat outside, amidst scores of tables and people out for a stroll. Plaza Isabel II (also known as “Opera”) is smaller and a good meeting spot, and the stately Plaza del Oriente is the front yard of the Royal Palace. Centro can be touristy (pickpockets are unfortuately not unheard-of here), crowded, and sometimes gimmicky, but it is also the place to experience classic Madrid.
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