House Museum of Mouse Perez (Casa Museo de Ratón Pérez) Tours
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You may recall, as a child, losing one of your teeth and waiting for the Tooth Fairy to visit. In Spain, the Tooth Fairy isn’t a fairy at all—it's a small mouse, and his name is Raton Perez.
The story of Raton Perez was created in the 19th century by Friar and Royal Counselor Luis Coloma as a fable for the young King Alfonso XIII. The story tells of the small mouse who lives with his family in a biscuit tin and leaves money for kids after they lose a tooth. The fable tells of Raton Perez not only visiting the palace of the king but of all kids, including those in poorer neighborhoods.
Today, kids and adults alike can visit the House Museum of Mouse Perez (Casa Museo de Ratón Pérez), as described in the story, and learn about this Spanish children’s tradition. In addition to touring the home of Mouse Perez, you can view the milk teeth of famous figures such as Beethoven, Beatrix Potter, and Isaac Newton.
The Raton Perez museum can be found in the Sol or Gran Via neighborhood of Madrid on Calle Arenal. The nearest metro stop is Callao, and it is €3 to enter. Recommended for kids ages 5 and up, it is open Monday evenings from 5 to 8pm, Tuesday to Friday from 11am to 2pm and 5 to 8pm, and on Saturdays from 11am to 3pm and 4 to 8pm.
Address: 1º, Calle del Arenal 8, Madrid, Community of Madrid 28013, Spain
Hours: Open Mon 5-8pm, Tues-Fri 11am-2pm and 5-8pm, and Sat 11am-3pm and 4-8pm
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If you like food and history, join me on this self-guided audio tour. If you would like to learn about the history of Madrid and fill your tummy up with tapas and drinks along the way, you’ve come to the right place. We walk around the historic district of Madrid, starting in the 1700s and working our way to the oldest quarter of Madrid with plenty of fun historical and personal anecdotes along the way. En route, I will point out three traditional tapas restaurants that my family has been frequenting forever, for some great food, such as croquettes, Spanish ham, chorizo, Manchego cheese, Spanish omelette, gazpacho, paella, accompanied by wine, beer, traditional Sangria and Castilian after dinner shots. Highlights include •The second oldest nightclub in Madrid, once frequented by Julio Iglesias. •The origins of the Spanish Tooth Fairy mouse •The Madrid new years eve custom •The oldest standing restaurant in the world •A walk through Da Vinci Code territory •The best paella in Madrid
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House Museum of Mouse Perez (Casa Museo de Ratón Pérez) hours of operation: Open Mon 5-8pm, Tues-Fri 11am-2pm and 5-8pm, and Sat 11am-3pm and 4-8pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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