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Literary Quarter Market and Culture Tour in Madrid

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  • 3.5-hour food and culture tour of the Literary Quarter in Madrid
  • Wander the tree-lined boulevards and see former homes of Spanish literary greats
  • Sample up to 15 examples of Spanish culinary classics
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Literary Quarter Market and Culture Tour in Madrid
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An off-the-beaten-path foodie exploration of one Madrids most picturesque and historic neighborhoods the Literary Quarter!
From US$80.04
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An off-the-beaten-path foodie exploration of one Madrids most picturesque and historic neighborhoods the Literary Quarter!
From US$80.04
Overview
Stray from the beaten path and explore Madrid’s atmospheric Literary Quarter on a 3.5-hour food tour.  Perfect for lovers of culture and cuisine, this tour covers the scenic Huelvas district — home to tree-lined boulevards, street vendors, and homes belonging to Spanish literary greats — and includes more than 15 tastings. Enjoy a breakfast of churros and chocolate, sample olives, Iberian ham, and cheese, and drink draft beer in a fashionable tapas bar. Small-group tour limited to 12 people.
What to Expect

Greet your guide at 10am at Plaza Santa Ana, beside the statue of Calderón de la Barca. Once all of your small group has assembled, you’ll begin the tour with an indulgent breakfast of churros and chocolate at a local chocolateria.

Then, weave your way down tree-lined cobblestone streets to a traditional Spanish market, where you’ll sample Iberian cured ham and olives straight from the stalls. 

Continue into the Literary Quarter to a delicatessen whose history is as rich as its cheese and wine. Sample the aforementioned and then head to a fashionable tapas bar for open sandwiches and refreshing draft beer.

The itinerary can vary according to season, however at least four beverages and 15 food samples are guaranteed. Your tour concludes at your final food location at around 2pm.

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Reviews (41)
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Reviewed 1 week ago
I even came back to some of the places we visited!

Arantxa gave our group of 6 a fun a tasty introduction to the Huertas neighborhood of Madrid. She was also helpful in accommodating a couple of dietary restrictions that I have. Aside from enjoying some local delicacies that you might not know about if this...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Marcel_NYC
Oliver Lucas G, Head Guide at Devour Madrid Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hola Marcel! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review. I am so pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your experience with Arantxa, a local chef and food tour guide we are proud to have on our team. The Literary Quarter,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
So fun to learn and eat our way through the Huertas Neighborhood!

Our guide Margit was fabulous! She shared so many fascinating details about Madrid cultural/social life, all in the context of food. We had a chance to sample many delicious treats from churros and chocolate to tapas and vermouth. I would definitely take another Devour Madrid...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Joy B
Oliver Lucas G, Head Guide at Devour Madrid Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hola Joy! Thanks for the review about your Huertas Neighborhood Food & Market Tour with Margit. After more than a decade living in Madrid, she is an expert in all things Spain and given her dynamic and outgoing personality she is a pleasure to experience...More

Reviewed 5 November 2018
Awesome morning with Arantxa!

I had an extra day at the end of a work trip in Madrid and last-minute decided to book the Huertas food tour with Devour. So glad I did! Arantxa was super knowledgeable and engaging and took us to lots of little hidden spots throughout...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank icyfresh
Reviewed 29 October 2018
Fantastic (and delicious) food tour at the Huertas neighbourhood!

This weekend my husband and I had the pleasure of experiencing the Huertas foot tour with the wonderful Arantxa Lamas. Arantxa walked us through the charming literary quarter to experience authentic and delicious Spanish cuisine, all paired with explanations of the history and the culture....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Michal E
Reviewed 22 October 2018
A good introduction to Spanish food

We took the tour with Yvonne our first day in Spain and it turned out to be a good introduction to Spanish cuisine. We learned about the role of food markets, how the Spanish drink coffee, the many types of ham and olives, and other...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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I took the tour as a solo guest and it was a great experience. Check out the company’s website to book on a specific date.
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