For a truly genuine flamenco experience in Madrid, La Solea is the place. It’s like nothing you have seen before or are likely to see again. Two tiny rooms are packed full of enthusiasts, and gradually people start to sing or play guitar. Soon the whole of La Solea is wrapped in a swirl of emotion. It can be slightly intimidating at first but, with the help of a few drinks, you’ll soon find yourself getting into the flamenco spirit. ‘Visitors’ are welcome, but you might find there’s standing-room only.