At 7 pm / 20.00 pm (Summer hours. From June 15 to September 15). About 3h.
A las 19.00h / 20.00h (Horario de verano. Del 15 de Junio al 15 de Septiembre) Duranción. 3h apróx.
|WHAT TO BRING/QUÉ LLEVAR||
Comfortable shoes, empty stomach and the desire to enjoy the history and the gastronomy of Madrid.
Zapatos cómodos, estómago vacío y el deseo de disfrutar de la historia y de la gastronomía de Madrid.
– 3 historic tapas bars.
|EXCLUSIONS/QUÉ NO INCLUYE:||
Hotel pick-up and drop-off.
|MEETING POINT/PUNTO DE ENCUENTRO||
Statue of the Bear and the Strawberry Tree (Puerta del Sol)
Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
|CANCELLATION POLICY/POLÍTICA DE CANCELACIÓN||
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.
Para obtener un reembolso completo, cancele al menos 24 horas antes de la fecha de inicio de la experiencia.
Origin of the Tapas
The small amounts of food that are served in the bars to accompany the drink are popularly known as tapas.
Nowadays it has become fashionable to go from tapas to bars but, what is the origin of this tradition? There are authors who claim that the origin of the tapas is due to a disease contracted by Alfonso X “El Sabio”, which forced him to take small doses of wine and he accompanied them with some food so that he would not get on the head.
There is another theory that the origin of tapas is due to Alfonso XIII during an official visit to Cádiz; he entered the Ventorrillo del Chato and ordered a glass of Jerez. Then the innkeeper covered the glass with a slice of ham to prevent sand from entering from the beach, due to the air that had risen.
The King asked the reason for his gesture and the innkeeper explained it to him. Alfonso XIII liked the idea; he ate the ham and drank the wine. Then he asked for a glass with “another equal tapa” and he was joined by the other members of the Court.
Returning to our century, it is worth highlighting the social value that this tradition brings. Beer, wine or a soft drink accompanied by a delicious tapa, a combination of “real” origin to spend a pleasant time in the company of yours and disconnect from the routine that normally surrounds us.