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Literary Quarter Market and Culture Tour in Madrid

  • 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
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!
11:30am start
An off-the-beaten-path foodie exploration of one Madrids most picturesque and historic neighborhoods the Literary Quarter!
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.

Reviews (36)
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Reviewed 5 days ago
Great Food and Market Tour

Fantastic tour with an amazing guide - Arantxa. We spent 3-4 hours around the Literary Quarter going to places like locals! Eating Churros and chocolate for breakfast- who wouldn't love that! And it just got better and better! Highly recommended!

1  Thank KateB4355
Reviewed 1 week ago
Brilliant Tour of Huertas Neighbourhood

My husband and I were delighted with the tour of the Literary Quarter and Market. Arantxa was our guide and she ensured we had fun throughout our 3.5 hour tour. She was very knowledgeable both when visiting the markets and food outlets but also told...More

Thank Sue T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Huertas Neighborhood Food & Market Tour

My wife Debbie and I took the Huertas Neighborhood tour with Arantxa and she was wonderful, very informative and excited to share her knowledge of the area. She explained the wine and cheese regions and shared some the best local places to drink and eat!...More

1  Thank redneckbeagle
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Fun tour at Huertas neighborhood

We did the tour of Huertas neighborhood and market with Arantxa. The tour was interesting and delicious. We LOVED Arantxa and feel we have learned a lot.

Thank Or B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Fantastic tour of the Huertas neighborhood and markets

My parents and I took the Huertas Neighborhood and Market tour which was absolutely fantastic! Our guide, Arantxa, was knowledgable, friendly, and clearly had a warm relationship with all the vendors and restaurant owners. We had a small and personalized tour with only 5 people...More

1  Thank Jessica A
Oliver Lucas G, Head Guide at Devour Madrid Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hola Jessica! Thank you so much for taking the time to sing Arantxa's praises. I couldn't agree more, she is a veritable expert as a chef, Cordon Bleu translator, and Madrid local (whose father was born in the Plaza Mayor!). Even people with in depth...More

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Response from Nancy3432014 | Reviewed this property |
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.