We will meet in Plaza Isabel II, under the statue. This is a central located spot, right where the Opera metro station stop is. We will start with a Spanish breakfast to have a bit of energy buzz! What a better way than a special treat of traditional chocolate & churros? From there, no excuses to be tired now, we will explore the iconic Plaza Mayor and its area. Including a visit to San Miguel market, one of the first gourmet markets of Spain. I will show you one of my favorite hidden gems, a convent from the XVI century where you can still today, buy homemade cookies from the nuns! Then, we will head to La Latina neighborhood, an important area to understand better Madrid. We will stop for an organic olive oil & wine tasting in the grocery market of this neighborhood. I believe is important to show you how the country has changed in the recent years through its food! Now, it's time to explore El Rastro flea-market area and Lavapiés neighborhood. We will walk along it, including seeing some hidden gems no many people know about before ending in the Market of Anton Martin with a glass of cava and a tapa! We will then end in the heart of Barrio de las Letras.
We are a group of Official Guides with degrees in Tourism & Art History. We love history and Madrid is the perfect place to call home because of this. The city is full of secrets, hidden gems, that we would love to share with you! We have also wine knowledge after taking courses of wine sommelier. (And being force to try all the new organic products in the market... such a terrible task...) Forget about boring history tours, the best way to learn about a city is through the history of its people, local neighborhoods and food!
- Chocolate and Churros for breakfast. - Olive Oil Tasting - 2 Gourmet Tapas. Please let me know about any food allergy or…
Wine Tasting (3 glasses) and a glass of cava in the last stop. - Soft drinks available for those who don't drink alcohol
We will cover main icons of Madrid such as Plaza Mayor or San Miguel Market, mixed with the local neighborhoods of La Latina, Lavapiés & Barrio de las letras where we will have tapas tastings in their grocery markets. Supporting the community is our main idea!
Please wear confortable shoes. During the warm months, it's recommendable to wear a hat and sunscreen.
I will cater for food allergies & diet requirements (Vegetarians & Gluten free won't have any problems) It's difficult to cater for vegans and lactose free.