Devour Madrid allows you to discover Madrid on a personal, small group food tour! This walking tour is a culinary experience enjoyed by both visitors and locals and is a fun outing for the entire family. You will discover the ingredients and people behind the authentic Spanish dishes and will learn about the history and culture of Madrid as you visit the best food shops, bakeries, markets, and tapas bars. There are several food tours to choose from including an evening tapas tours, flamenco and tapas tours, wine and tapas tours, tapas and history tour, and Prado Museum and Botin lunch tours. If you're a foodie looking to eat your way through the city while learning about the Madrid culture and history, this tour is for you.
The Spanish culture owes a lot to its Jewish and Arabic ancestry and this tour will demonstrate the rich heritage through food and dance. You will walk through the oldest parts of Madrid and hear stories of the Sephardic Jews that lived in Madrid until their expulsion in the 15th century. While you sit in a centennial hidden area, a dancer will explain the roots of Flamenco, a dance that was born for people to express anguish after their prosecution. You will learn the basic hand and feet movements of this dance and you will clap castanets. After the dancing, you will end the tour in an old gourmet market that still has traditional Spanish foods that were around in the 15th century. You will have the opportunity to taste 3 different wines and some traditional tapas. This tour takes you through the Spanish flavors and sounds from five centuries ago and is a unique experience to learn about Spanish culture and history that you won't get anywhere else.
This tour is lead by true Madrileños, born and raised in the fabulous city and excited to share their insider knowledge and tips with you. Though your time in Madrid might be limited, this tour is a great investment and you will leave with a ton of knowledge on historic sites and with great ideas on how to spend the rest of your vacation. On this 3 hour leisurely walk through the historic city center, you will have a chance to take in the sites and flavors of the city. Along with your trusted guide, you will explore the cultural highlights and trace the history of Madrid from its medieval beginnings to modern times. Today, Madrid is the thriving capital of Spain, and your guide will fill you in on the latest news, shows, and exhibitions. The Madrid Briefing tour will help you understand what to do, what to see, what events brought Madrid to where it is today, and where the best social and cultural events are taking place during your visit.
This private tour will give you the opportunity to explore the Prado museum with an official Madrid museum tour guide. You will hear the history behind the Prado collection and see a variety of biblical scenes and masterpieces created by renowned artists. The unique focus of this tour is on the Jewish world which remained unseen for several years due to the political-religious circumstances in the city. During this tour, your guide will point out the hidden details of many painting and help you understand the art that portrays the unique Spanish Jewish heritage.
Madrid is not only Spain's capital, but the largest city in the country. Many of its streets and neighborhoods have maintained their historic essence and the large museums and landmarks help to preserve the city's rich history. The Royal Palace of Madrid, Royal Theatre, Golden Triangle of Art Museums, Buen Retiro Park, and the 19th century National Library are just some of the city's features that preserve the culture that once took over the entire city. Much like the rest of Spain, Madrid's Jewish history consists of two types of periods- perspiration and development, and persecution. The Jewish communities thrived in Spain during the Middle Ages but were later expelled in 1492. It was during the mid-19th century that Jews began returning to Madrid and today, Madrid has one of the countries largest Jewish communities. The Jewish Heritage Tour will take you through Madrid’s central neighborhoods which once made up the city's Jewish quarter. Today, thousands make up the city's Jewish community and there are several synagogues and even a Jewish day school. During the 1991 peace talks between Israel, Syria, Jordan, and the Palestinians, Madrid became a notable place in Jewish history. There are also national institutions in Madrid that own centuries-old Jewish texts not found anywhere else in the world. Madrid has a rich Jewish history and modern presence and this tour will teach you about the Jewish heritage sites and help you better understand what Jewish life was once like in Madrid.
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