Learn Spanish language and culture in our tour around old taverns in Madrid

Tour: Taverns and commerces of the old Madrid

We don't know exactly when we began serving a snack ("tapa") with every beverage, but there is people who claim that it happened in times of Alfonso X, "the Wise". Apparently, taverns had to serve the glasses of wine with a slice of bread or cheese to cover ("tapar") the mouth of the glass, and hence the name ("tapa").

During the tour you will know the best taverns in Madrid and their typical tapas, and, of course, the history and vicissitudes of each one of the bars.

  • How were the old taverns of Madrid? And what about the commerces?
  • Since when do we have the costume of having "tapas"?
  • Which is the oldest active tavern in Madrid?