One of Spain’s most beautiful expressions of culture is flamenco. There are plenty of lively, authentic, and inexpensive flamenco shows to choose from in Madrid. The spellbinding beat kept by the power of the dancers' feet, the fervor and depth of soul carried on the voices of the singers—flamenco is art at its finest. A similarly important part of Madrid culture is bullfighting. If you don’t have the stomach for a bullfight itself, it’s still worth checking out Madrid's Las Ventas arena.