Market of San Miguel

Market of San Miguel: Our most recommended tours and activities

Madrid: Local Tapas and Wine Tour with Drinks & Views

1. Madrid: Local Tapas and Wine Tour with Drinks & Views

Enjoy the true art of Tapeo in this experience in which you will discover Spanish gastronomy from bar to bar visiting different neighborhoods. The tour will start at the San Miguel square and head to La Latina, Cava Baja street, where most of the famous sites for Tapeo exist. There, taste traditional Spanish croquettes, particularly ham or even shellfish, of course, a good wine to pair. The route will continue through different bars in the center of Madrid, where you taste typical mushroom tapas or Padrón peppers. Answer the important questions, why are some hot and others not? accompanied by a beer or cider. Near the last stop, the tour arrives in the San Miguel Market, to taste the famous pintxos of Bilbao accompanied by a Txakoli glass. Afterward, walk through the Plaza Mayor and Barrio de las Letras, where famous poets and artists spent the best years of their lives. The last tasting stop is a traditional meat cheek with mashed potatoes, paired with a good wine, preferably red. Can you think of a better ending than going up to a terrace with excellent views of Madrid to enjoy a drink? (Only available on the evening tour.) Have fun and feel unique in your experience in a small group premium tour.

Madrid: 2-Hour Sightseeing Segway Tour

2. Madrid: 2-Hour Sightseeing Segway Tour

Climb aboard a futuristic self-balancing Segway and head out on a 2-hour tour that will take you through the history of Madrid, Spain’s capital since 1561. Experience an eco-friendly journey from the House of the Hapsburgs to the 21st century. Explore sights including the Plaza de La villa, one of the fist squares in the centre of Madrid. Departing from Plaza San Miguel, just opposite one of the city’s gastronomic centers at the ornate San Miguel Market. You’ll glide along the narrow streets to Calle del Codo and Plaza del Conde de Barajas. Navigate the cobblestones of Plaza Mayor, the heart of the 17th-century city center, and marvel at Casa y Torre de los Lujanes, the oldest building in the city. Ride your Segway along the Manzanares River, away from the traffic and the crowds, enjoying the tranquility of the area and the freedom to ride where you please. The final stop of the tour is a visit to Madrid’s Egyptian temple, in the middle of Madrid, the Templo de Debod.

Madrid: Private City Tour by Tuk Tuk

3. Madrid: Private City Tour by Tuk Tuk

Explore Madrid from the comfort of a Tuk Tuk on this guided city tour. Experience some of the city’s most popular sights and learn about each one from your driver and guide. Choose from a 1-, 1.5-, or 2-hour tour. Enjoy the convenience of a hotel pickup and head to the Los Jeronimos neighborhood to begin your private Madrid sightseeing tour. From here, make your way past the emblematic Retiro Park, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See the Puerta de Alcalá, Paseo del Prado, the Royal Palace, and more, making stops along the way to take in each of the attractions. At the end of your tour, your driver will take you back to your hotel. 

Madrid: Highlights & Parks Small Group Electric Bike Tour

4. Madrid: Highlights & Parks Small Group Electric Bike Tour

Madrid is the perfect city to explore by bike. Discover its flat and magnificent historic center with emblematic sites such as the historic market - Mercado de San Miguel, Plaza Mayor, and the Royal Palace. Ride on electric bicycles so can enjoy a guided tour of the city with minimum effort. Avoid the traffic and travel through the capital city on a route on which you will discover all the details of Madrid's culture and history, thanks to the entertaining explanations of your guide. Be amazed by the views of Plaza de Oriente, located between the Royal Palace and Teatro Real. Visit Plaza de la Armería to see the main access to the palace and the Almudena Cathedral. Visit the King's Bridge, Casa de Campo, Madrid Río, and the impressive Retiro Park.

Madrid: History of Tapas Walking Tour and Tasting

5. Madrid: History of Tapas Walking Tour and Tasting

Benefit from the deep knowledge of a local guide in Madrid's tapas scene with a walking tour and tasting experience. In a small group of no more than 10 people, find some secret spots with great tapas traditions in the old city. See, smell, and taste the astonishing San Miguel Market with its narrow and old-stone city streets and discover the very Spanish tradition of "going for tapas".   For more than three hundred years, Spaniards from all localities continue to enjoy this custom. It is claimed that King Alfonso X ordered that in the small restaurants of Castile, no wine be served if not accompanied by food. Another version of history claims the origin of tapas lies in the bars and taverns that began to cover glasses with pieces of bread or slices of ham to prevent flies from entering the drink.

Madrid: Flamenco Show with Tapas and Wine Tour

6. Madrid: Flamenco Show with Tapas and Wine Tour

Experience Madrid through its food culture on a tapas walking tour through various bars in the center of Madrid. Together with a culinary expert guide, you’ll discover authentic signature cuisine, gourmet products, and a vast amount of culinary culture, nowadays hidden in the reformed markets of San Miguel and La Cebada in the La Latina neighborhood of Madrid. Start the tour at the famous San Miguel Market, where you’ll taste the famous pintxos of Bilbao. After the San Miguel Market visit, head to La Latina and enjoy traditional Croquettes in the renowned street Cava Baja. Continue the tour through different bars in the center of Madrid, where you’ll taste delicious Spanish omelet and cod tapas, mushrooms tapas accompanied by a glass of wine or cider. After your tapas walking tour, experience another side of Spanish culture. Flamenco, declared Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO in 2010, is the most authentic and popular expression of Spanish culture. Enjoy an intimate flamenco show surrounded by the fantastic atmosphere of The Tablao Flamenco, a hidden treasure in the center of Madrid. Enjoy a complimentary drink during the show.

Madrid: Old Town Exploration Game

7. Madrid: Old Town Exploration Game

On your own, with friends, or with family, make the most of your vacation and discover the historical wonders of Madrid on this fun-filled discovery game and tour. The exploration app provides all the directions you need for the adventure, so you won’t have to wait around for guide or rely on maps and GPS. This tour is designed for travelers looking to see the city of Madrid from a different perspective, and gain an experience unlike any other. Along the way, you’ll visit locations that even the locals don’t know about, and see sights you might have otherwise missed on a traditional tour experience. Benefit from the freedom to complete the tour at your own pace, and pause the game at any time. Solve each clue to unlock the next destination, and wander around the city streets, visiting iconic landmarks. You’ll also reveal hidden gems, bursting with fascinating secrets, legends, and myths.

Madrid: Tour of the Historic City Center

8. Madrid: Tour of the Historic City Center

Discover Madrid and its fascinating architecture on this exciting tour. Start the tour at Puerta del Sol and walk past the stunning sights such as the Church of San Ginés, the Convent of Las Descalzas Reales, the Royal Palace of Madrid, and Almudena Cathedral. Learn all about the history of Madrid as you wander through the narrow streets off the main roads. In addition to the Palace of the Councils and the Plaza de la Villa, you also see the Torre de los Lujanes and hear interesting anecdotes before you continue on to the Monastery of Corpus Christi las Carboneras and the Plaza de la Paja. Admire the old Cava Baja street, which is known for its taverns and tapas bars. The covered Market of San Miguel, Plaza Mayor, and the Literary Quarter are further highlights on the tour that provide exciting stories of the Golden Age. After the tour you can mark further attractions and quaint taverns on your map to explore later on. You can also enjoy the view from a viewing terrace at the end of the tour upon request.

Walking Tour Madrid and San Miguel Market

9. Walking Tour Madrid and San Miguel Market

A Private Official Tourism Guide will pick you up at the hotel or agreed meeting point, to take you to the Heart of old Madrid and tour the squares and narrow streets constituting the old Madrid. The route will finish at the famous San Miguel market, a beverage is included (soft drink or wine or beer).   Habsburg Madrid (The Austrias): This tour encompasses 16th-17th centuries Madrid, including the grand plazas and traffic arteries that the Habsburg families built to transform a quiet town into a world-class capital. In this tour, you will visit the Palacio Real (Royal Palace), CalleMayor (Mayor Street), Palacio de Abrantes (Abrantes Palace), Palacio de Uceda (Uceda Palace), San Nicolás de los Servitas Church, Mercado de San Miguel (San Miguel market), Plaza Mayor (Mayor Square), Callede Toledo (Toledo Street), Iglesia de San Isidro (San Isidro church), Colegio Imperial (Imperial school), Plaza de Cascorro (Cascorro Square), Calle de Segovia (Segovia Street), Calle de Cuchilleros (Cuchilleros Street), CalleBordadores (Bordadores Street) and Iglesia de San Ginés (San Ginés church). Being a private tour, you can decide the date and the starting time. This tour will run for 2 and a half hours. Please contact the operators with your hotel or accommodation details. The meeting point and the guide details (name and telephone) will be provided after booking. This tour is available in Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Japanese.

Madrid: Wine and Tapas Tour

10. Madrid: Wine and Tapas Tour

Immerse yourself in Madrid's "aperitivo" culture with this gastronomical tour. Enjoy a sample of wines from the number 1 wine-producing country in the world combined with a selection of the best of the city's tapas dishes. From white wines from Galicia and bright young reds from Madrid to sherries from Jerez, discover not only the taste but the history and production requirements for each variety. Savor dishes from off the beaten track traditional tapas restaurants, specifically chosen for their wine pairings. During the tour, feel free to ask your guide for any bar or restaurant recommendations to make the most of your time in the city.

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Good options for the first timer like us. Good experienced and a lot of knowledge in a short period of time about the history of madrid. Highly recommend specially for those who have a limited time staying in madrid. Highly recommended.

Great tour! Our driver Serge was very knowledgeable. Yea he was late picking us up because of an accident on the road but we got the full 2 hours we paid for and he made a few stops for us for foto ops. Informative and fun privat tour.

This was AMAZING…. Laura our guide was fantastic. She gave us so much information and was super helpful and easy going. Every place we went to was amazing. A must when in Madrid .

We did the 2 hour tour. Javi was our guide and was excellent. We would definitely recommend this tour.

the group was great we felt at home we will repeat