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Madrid: History of Tapas Walking Tour and Tasting

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

2. 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: Tour of the Historic City Center

3. 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.

Madrid Walking Tour & Royal Palace Guided Visit

4. Madrid Walking Tour & Royal Palace Guided Visit

Start the tour from Debód Temple and continue on to Puerta del Sol Square. Pass by the Plaza de Oriente and the outside of the Sabatini's Gardens, and the Almudena Cathedral. Walk through the beautiful Plaza de la Villa and its winding streets which was the core of medieval Madrid. Continue on to San Miguel Square and see its famous market. Take a look at the Arco de Cuchilleros, Plaza Mayor and many more sights. End your tour with a visit to the Royal Palace of Madrid. Enjoy a guided visit through the former residence of the Spanish Kings. See the beautifully furnished and decorated interiors. Admire the reception rooms, museum area, the royal chapel, the throne room and the private rooms of King Carlos III and Queen Isabel II.

Madrid: Guided Highlights Walking Tour

5. Madrid: Guided Highlights Walking Tour

Get to all that places in Madrid where the busses can’t go! Madrid is full of corridors, narrow streets, little hills with amazing views and many more secrets you will discover walking with a city expert. If you already went to the oldest neighborhood, let us show you a different side of the area in this 2.5 hour Walking Tour, full of emblematic monuments, green gardens and amazing views that will take your breath away for a moment or so, in the end you will fall in love of the Madrid we’ll show you. The city we know, the city you’ll love! Departing from the centric Puerta del Sol, our charismatic guide will tell you some of the hundreds of stories about the streets and monuments around. As well as the history, you will discover the artistic side to the city, see areas popular for nightlife, and discover modern architecture. Some of the topics and places you'll get to know in this tour are: •Puerta del Sol (the main square) and it's monuments. •Old Post office •Convento de las Carmelitas descalzas •Mercado San Miguel •Plaza de la villa •The remains of the Santa Maria de la Almudena Church •Royal Palace (View point) •Napoleon and the independence war •Sabatini Gardens •Plaza España •Cervantes and Don Quixote Monument •Templo de Debod

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What people are saying about Market of San Miguel

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4.8 / 5

based on 100 reviews

Laura was a terrific guide with a lot energy and helpful information during our tour. Food and drinks were great, and being in a beautiful city like Madrid made all the more enjoyable. Highly recommend.

It was an excellent sight-seeing your. The guide was showing us nice places and we had a lot of fun with the other guests of this trip. I will enjoy another tour next time in Madrid!

We did the booking at the last minute because other tour was cancelled and we were suprise in a good way. The tour was very interesting and Laura was amazing. Totally recommend!

One of the best experiences we booked in the recent years. The guide Agustin was sooo great!

Agustin- excelente guia,simpatico,amable y muy atento todo el tiempo