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Madrid Gourmet Tapas Walking Tour Including La Latina and Lavapiés

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Overview

Discover the rich history and prosperous present of Spain’s capital city on a walking tour of Madrid. Accompanied by an accomplished guide, return to the 17th century as you discover the historical heart of Madrid; stroll the serpentine streets of La Latina to observe antique architecture and note the contrast between the chic modernity of new structures. Explore the multicultural neighborhood of Lavapiés to witness the rich cultural tapestry of Asian, African and Asian influences and enjoy an intimate atmosphere on this small-group tour, where numbers are limited to only 12 people.
  • Walking tour of Madrid with a local guide
  • Experience the charming local tradition of shopping for sweets in a cluster convent
  • Discover the multicultural neighborhood of Lavapiés
  • Visit one of the most famous gourmet markets in the whole country
  • Taste local, organic wines and Spanish olive oil some of our favourite Madrid markets
  • Small-group tour limited to 12 people to ensure a more personalized experience
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Local English-speaking guide
Hot chocolate with churros
Olive oil tasting
Wine tasting
Cava tasting
5 tapas dishes
Any sweets bought from the cluster convent
Gratuities
Plaza de Isabel II, 28013 Madrid, Spain

Departure Time

10:00 AM

Departure Time

10:00 AM

Return Details

Barrio de las Letras, Madrid, Spain
Greet your knowledgeable guide at a central Madrid location and embark upon your enriching exploration of the city. Head straight to the bustling and bohemian neighborhood of La Latina, an enclave steeped in history bequeathed by the Hasburg dynasty. Stroll from sprawling squares to narrow, serpentine streets as your guide engages you with tales of local legends; pass charismatic cafes, ancient gardens and historical inns transformed into boutique hotels. 

Venture to Madrid’s former main street to visit an old convent that sells delicious sweets made by nuns according to age-old recipes. Sample the specialty (own expense) then wander to the next neighborhood on your itinerary. Arrive in Lavapiés and immediately notice the cosmopolitan cultural scene; in this magnificent melting pot of cultures, Spanish taverns stand beside African eateries and Asian supermarkets. Discuss issues of immigration with your guide then saunter to your final stop. 

Immerse yourself in the bustling atmosphere of a local food market and browse stalls replete with exotic produce and fresh ingredients. Taste tapas and sip refreshing drinks, then walk to the arts center to gain insight into modern arts and the vibrant flamenco culture. Peruse multicultural stores for special souvenirs then bid your guide and group farewell in the Lavapiés area.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Teatro Real
Your Madrid gourmet tapas adventure will begin in front of the Opera House, in the oldest part of the city. We'll set the scene and hear historical stories about the Opera building.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Chocolatería San Ginés
This historical chocolateria is the first stop on our tour. We will taste their famous chocolate and churros while listening to all the legends and stories about this traditional venue in the city.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Plaza Mayor
Energy levels sufficiently topped up, we will take a stroll around the city centre, as your guide shows you some key landmarks including Plaza Mayor and Plaza de la Villa and regales you with historic tales about the Spanish monarchy and the people of Madrid over the centuries.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Mercado San Miguel
Our second stop will be the first ever gourmet tapas market in Spain, Mercado de San Miguel (built in 1916), where we’ll taste a few different tapas dishes, as we chat about Spanish culinary culture, food traditions and the introduction of gourmet markets to the foodie shopping scene.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Mercado la Cebada
Our third stop will be the local grocery market of La Latina, where an organic olive oil and wine tasting awaits… We’ll meet the owner who is focussed on helping small producers from all over Spain to promote their wines and olive oils. Spain is the orchard of Europe and its wine and olive oil industries are amongst the largest in the world. The agriculture is moving more towards organic production now, respecting the land and promoting high-quality products. This tasting will help you better understand this organic revolution!
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
El Rastro
After the tasting, we will walk through the biggest flea market in Spain, El Rastro. Your guide will give you the lowdown on this popular market. You will learn about the history, the gypsy community background and how Spain has changed in the last 40 years when we officially entered the Democratic state.
Duration: 35 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Mercado de Anton Martin
Your gourmet tapas tour of Madrid will end in Barrio de las letras, a very bohemian and chic neighborhood in the heart of Madrid. We’ll make a stop at the market of Anton Martin where you will taste organic cava paired with more delicious gourmet tapas dishes. Then we’ll go into the heart of this charming neighborhood where your guide will be happy to orientate you / help you get back to your accommodation and /or give you more tips on what else to see, do and eat in marvelous Madrid.
Duration: 35 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.
  • For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
  • Comfortable clothes and walking shoes are recommended. We recommend that you also bring a water bottle, sunscreen, and hat during the summer months.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Urban Adventures Spain

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Madrid Gourmet Tapas Walking Tour Including La Latina and Lavapiés?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Madrid Gourmet Tapas Walking Tour Including La Latina and Lavapiés.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Madrid Gourmet Tapas Walking Tour Including La Latina and Lavapiés?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Madrid Gourmet Tapas Walking Tour Including La Latina and Lavapiés.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Madrid Gourmet Tapas Walking Tour Including La Latina and Lavapiés?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Madrid Gourmet Tapas Walking Tour Including La Latina and Lavapiés.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Madrid Gourmet Tapas Walking Tour Including La Latina and Lavapiés?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Madrid Gourmet Tapas Walking Tour Including La Latina and Lavapiés.

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  • "Go hungry, because the food sampling was amazing - a generous taste of Spain." See review
  • "Madrid is a big place so no tour can cover everything." See review

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Excellent guide which made tour
Thomas041152
, Dec 2018
Tour was very good - included visiting markets with snacks and wine. Guide Leila made the whole experience - excellent English and informative.
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Awesome tour
ZapTelAviv
, Jul 2018
The best way to get to know nooks and crannies of a new city. We were an intimate group that roamed Lavapies and La Latina while tasting the neighborhoods best. Dont miss it! Our guide Leila offered the perfect balance of history, culture and culinary info. A real pleasure.
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MKGH234
, Jun 2018
This was a really fun tour. Andrea and Daniella made it seem as though I was visiting Madrid with old friends. They are both extremely personable and knowledgeable and have a passion for sharing their extensive knowledge of Madrid’ with you. I like history, architecture, food and getting a feel for daily life so I’m looking for that when I take a walking tour. I like to do one the first day I am in a new city to get an intelligent overview and introduction. Madrid is a big place so no tour can cover everything. This one was special because we touched ion some of the “major” sites but then veered off to two local neighborhood and visits to their markets. Along the way we tasted great cheeses, olives, wines, bread and olive oil and I bought cookies from cloistered nuns. This tour gives you an insight into living in Madrid and shows you some special places you may not find on your own, such as a section of the original city wall in an apartment building and an Inquisition era prison in the basement of a community center. A great way to spend the morning. I highly recommend this tour.
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Absolutely Outstanding. Lovely young...
Christopher F
, Jun 2018
Absolutely Outstanding. Lovely young lady leading tour. Great food samples. Great itinerary. Fun, Funny, Perfect thing to do on a short stay. Answered all our questions. Awesome
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This is a must do if you are going...
Kathleen S
, Apr 2018
This is a must do if you are going to Madrid. Our tour guide was friendly, knowledgeable, and her love and appreciation of her city was shared. She knew the history, geography, food, and culture of the city, and shared it in a way that helped her group appreciate it all. Go hungry, because the food sampling was amazing - a generous taste of Spain.
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Cecilia was tour guide from urban...
gaurav
, Apr 2018
Cecilia was tour guide from urban adventures, and she is one amazing senorita with bubbles of energy and historical information. This tour is more than value for money and Cecilia will ensure that you get taste of local food, wine and history, all in one in this 3-4 hours tour. One precaution: please be prepared to be stuffed like your grandma would do on this tour : Cecilia took us on this tour with wine tasting but also portions of food which will keep you filled up for the whole day !. She took us from the old part of the town to new one going through gypsy quarter - LA Latina. Day started with visit to the chocolate shop - San gines churros and chocolate and through the local Mercados markets where even more food tasting and wine selection was on menu. Different types of olive oil tasting, white wine, CAVA and olives ensured we were fueled throughout the tour. She has very good communication skills and information on local sites, traditions and culture. Will recommend this tour with her for any one passing through Madrid and with few hours on hand to explore the best of central Madrid.
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The guise was excellent! We really...
Keen L
, Mar 2018
The guise was excellent! We really enjoyed all the tastings and visits to the markets. I would suggest this tour to anyone who really wants to explore the older and more historic areas of Madrid. And by the way, we got more than 4 hours of sightseeing.
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Wonderful trip, even in the rain...
vince
, Mar 2018
Wonderful trip, even in the rain. Our guide Andrea was fantastic, took us to some of her favorite secret spots cookies from Closterd nunsbring an appetite lots of treats along the way. The tour covers some very interesting areas tourist never see.
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HIGHLY RECOMMEND. This was one of...
jackson.amanda88
, Mar 2018
HIGHLY RECOMMEND. This was one of the highlights of our trip to Madrid. Our guide, Andrea had such a bright personality and a great knowledge of the city. We felt like we got some inside access to local life in Madrid by visiting these neighborhoods and meeting the vendors at local markets. It is not advertised nearly enough in the description, but the food and drink samples are generous. Come with an empty stomach! We got to try some wonderful local delicacies and full drinks at several of the booths. We were actually a little tipsy by 2 p.m. : Really enjoyed this tour, and even ended up booking another one with Andrea later in the trip.
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Our guide was very knowledgeable...
Johan V
, Dec 2017
Our guide was very knowledgeable Andrea and the walking tour offered more then we anticipated. Highly recommend it!
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