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If you wish to try Spanish cuisine while in Madrid, then perhaps it doesn’t get more traditional than the dishes found at Sobrino de Botín. Considered the oldest still-in-business restaurant in Spain, and one of the oldest in Europe, Botin (as it is affectionately called) is a destination you’ll want to both see and sample.

The restaurant’s roots date back to 1725, when, in the years to follow, it was simply considered a tavern, and served diners on its main floor. Its humble beginnings originate with a French cook Jean Botin, who, with his Spanish wife, began the establishment just off of the relatively newly bustling Plaza Mayor. After the couples’ passing, and with no descendants, the restaurant was taken over by their nephew, or sobrino, hence its official name today. These days, however, it is in the hands of another family—the Gonzalezes—who have managed it for three generations now.

Botin isn’t just famous for how very old it is but also for its notable history, during which it has been graced by a host of important figures, and mentioned in many pieces of both English- and Spanish-language literature. The artist Francisco de Goya worked there for a time as a dishwasher, and Ernest Hemingway—who had become friendly with the then owners (the father and grandfather of the current owners)—even mentions the restaurant inThe Sun Also Rises, in which he refers to Botin’s famous suckling pig (cochinillo).

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3-Hour Tapas Secret Food Tour of Madrid w/ Private Tour Option

3-Hour Tapas Secret Food Tour of Madrid w/ Private Tour Option

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Sample the culinary secrets of Madrid as you taste and tour your way the historic center of the city. You’ll visit eight delicious stops with your group, as your guide fills you in on the rich culture and history of Madrid, and the Spanish approach to food. Your tour will include tastings of savory tapas, sweet treats, and Spanish wines and cider (or a non-alcoholic substitute).
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Historical Tour in Madrid

Historical Tour in Madrid

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Collect moments instead of things! Sol Tours Madrid we are a company of young entrepreneurs with great fascination for the tourist service. Our empathy, fun tours and preferential treatment make us distinguish from others. Join our fascinating tours where you will learn and get to know Madrid in the most fun way and let yourself be seduced by the stories that keep every corner of this beautiful city. Nothing better than touring the city with an expert guide making you know those places where you can taste typical dishes, places and historical monuments, etc. Know, Live, Enjoy! and Olé !! Make your reservation NOW! Note: we manage small groups of 2 to maximum 12 people. We differentiate ourselves from other companies since our tours are practically personalized
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  • 2 hours
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Walking Tour Madrid Old Town: Secret Spots and Hidden Gems

Walking Tour Madrid Old Town: Secret Spots and Hidden Gems

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Discover the history and culture of Madrid as you walk the medieval streets of Old Town during this guided, walking tour that brings the city’s story to life. Visit Plaza Mayor where markets once flourished and stand in the center of iconic Puerta del Sol square before visiting the world’s oldest restaurant. Discover the world of Spanish food and along the way and see the Royal Palace and grounds.
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  • 3 hours
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Prado Museum Tour & VIP Botin Lunch

Prado Museum Tour & VIP Botin Lunch

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Combine a visit to Madrid’s most popular museum with a delicious lunch at one of the city’s most famous restaurants. Avoid the long queues with a skip-the-line ticket for the Prado Museum of Madrid and discover masterpieces by Goya, Raphael, and Rembrandt on a guided walking tour. Then, tuck into a delicious lunch with wine at the Botin restaurant, whose former patrons include Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and the Kings of Spain.
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  • 4 hours
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Private Walking Tour: Madrid Old Town With a Local Guide

Private Walking Tour: Madrid Old Town With a Local Guide

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Benefit from the ability to travel at your own pace (no large group to keep up with) and personalized attention on this half-day private walking tour of Madrid. As you tick the major sites off your list—Plaza Mayor, Almudena Cathedral, San Miguel Market, Old Town, Palacio Real—listen to insightful guided commentary and ask plenty of questions. This private tour will be tailored to your interests.
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Private Segway Tour of Madrid

Private Segway Tour of Madrid

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A different experience, you will know all the fascinating stories and secrets that the center of Madrid hides and also on wheels. Don’t be afraid of the Segway, it’s a lot easier than it looks and once you get on it you won’t want to get off.
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Private Tour: Secret Food Tours Madrid

Private Tour: Secret Food Tours Madrid

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You and your friends will embark on an three-hours and a half Spanish gastronomy tour in the heart of Madrid's stunning historic centre. You will have the opportunity to discover local Spanish food experience and enjoy the unique way locals go out to eat. You will also walk through streets where each and every corner has something to tell. Once our experienced guide concludes our Tapas Tours in Madrid, your stomach will be completely full of yummy food and also you will have a wide knowledge of our day to day habits. Plus in all our tours there is a Secret Dish, which you can only find out about on the day. As a private tour, everything works around you! Our start times are much more easy going, dates can open up. It's a much more intimate and cozy experience. No need to shout over other tourists, you will have every question answered, and leave feeling like a native yourself!
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Madrid The Old City Guided Walking Tour - Private Tour

Madrid The Old City Guided Walking Tour - Private Tour

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See the influence of centuries of art, culture, architecture, food, and politics on modern-day Madrid on this private, guided tour of the old city. Learn about the people and events that happened here and see iconic sights like the Royal Palace, Plaza Mayor, Almudena Cathedral and more. Smell and sample food in the tapas-filled stalls of the San Miguel market and learn why it’s also called Habsburg, Madrid.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Private walking Tour: The oldest taverns of Madrid

Private walking Tour: The oldest taverns of Madrid

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A route through the most popular history of Madrid: its taverns. Bars with more than 100 and 200 years of age, which are the living history of the city. Some have seen the kings eat and drink there, writers and others of the lower classes also. Between us, we will discover some of the most rooted traditions of our city. The anecdotes, the way of life of the people and the innumerable things that their walls have seen. Of course, we can stop to try a wine or beer of some of them! With the oldest restaurant in the world and an unequalled tradition in the world of bars, without doubt, Madrid is a city that you must get to know from the point of view of its illustrious taverns and restaurants. *The route may vary. You will not always enter all the venues.
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  • 1 hour 50 minutes to 2 hours 30 minutes
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Madrid Hidden Gems Private Tour: Don Quixote Exploration Game

Madrid Hidden Gems Private Tour: Don Quixote Exploration Game

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Discover the magical back streets of Madrid’s most intriguing neighborhoods. You’ll visit the monumental spots for famous authors and artists such as Ernest Hemingway, Francisco de Goya, Lope de Vega, and Spain's most beloved and famous author Miguel de Cervantes. Visit secluded churches, old restaurants, hidden writings, and eclectic plazas known only to those who appreciate the adventure of an off the beaten path. Are you ready to discover the hidden gems of Madrid? Highlights: Visit the oldest known restaurant in the world Discover the neighborhood steeped in literary history Uncover the hidden burial grounds for Spain’s most famed artists and authors Try a new type of experience, the perfect mix between a tour, an outdoor escape game, and a treasure hunt. The city game will take you about 2 hours to complete, but there’s no time limit, so can go at your own pace. You won't need a guide, just download the app, go to the starting point, and begin the adventure.
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  • 2 hours
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Skip-the-line Palacio Real de Madrid & The Old City Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max
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Skip-the-line Palacio Real de Madrid & The Old City Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max

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See the best of Madrid with this small-group combo tour of the Old City and the Royal Palace, complete with skip-the-line access. You'll start with the palace, visiting major attractions such as the Throne Room and the Hall of Alabarderos, with plenty of time to stop and admire works by the likes of Velázquez, Goya, and Caravaggio. Then it's off to the Old Town, with stops at the San Miguel Market and at the world's oldest restaurant.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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Madrid The Old City Guided Walking Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max
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Madrid The Old City Guided Walking Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max

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Explore Madrid’s past during this guided, small-group walking tour of the Old City. Wander through Plaza Mayor which once served as the city’s market and see the Santa Cruz Palace built in Baroque style. Sample locally made tapas at the San Miguel Market, eat at the world’s oldest restaurant and more.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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Ernest Hemingway's tour with a Local

Ernest Hemingway's tour with a Local

This Experience is provided by a private local. Ernest Hemingway was very much in love with Madrid and returned there many times in the 1920s, 1930s, and up to his final visit in 1960s, in order to eat, drink, and enjoy the Spanish culture. Hemingway found Madrid so inspirational that he even set several short stories and novels there, and he called Madrid the most Spanish of all cities. This is your chance to find out why! From locations associated with the Civil War to his favourite eating and drinking places, let us discover the charm of Madrid through the eyes of Hemingway! And if the time of the day is right, you can even stop for a drink in some of his favourite bars as we stroll through the centre of Madrid and I tell you more insider stories of the great American writer's affair with Madrid :-)
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Wonder bites, talk and tapas

Wonder bites, talk and tapas

Discover with me the magic and charm of the city of Madrid while enjoying some of the best dishes and tapas typical of Spanish cuisine. Madrid is one of those cities that should be discovered with someone who lives and breathes the essence of the Capital. I know the streets and the most important neighborhoods of the historic center, we will share time in the markets, bars and restaurants where the local people of Madrid go daily to buy and take their "tapas" and typical dishes, talk and have a good time. From the most emblematic and well-known streets of the city to the most hidden corners, I will show you our Madrid, as I know it, showing you the magic corners and the hidden gems that this city has and very few people get to know in just a few hours. We will dedicate time to socialize and get to know each other, I hope that this experience allows us to connect as human beings, converting the experience into one of the memorable moments of your visit to Madrid
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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A local's Madrid: Tuck into the city's history and some tapas on an audio tour

A local's Madrid: Tuck into the city's history and some tapas on an audio tour

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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  • 45 minutes to 1 hour
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Skip-the-line Palacio Real de Madrid & The Old City Guided Tour - Private Tour
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Skip-the-line Palacio Real de Madrid & The Old City Guided Tour - Private Tour

Skip the long lines and have a guide all to yourself during this full-day, guided, combination tour that includes a tour of Madrid’s Royal Palace and historic Old City. Walk the opulent halls and rooms of Europe’s largest, functioning royal residence and see the throne room and works of art by masters like Goya and Caravaggio. In the Old City, wander back through history from central Puerto del Sol.
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  • 5 hours
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Sobrino de Botín can get crowded. 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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Currently, an entrance ticket to Sobrino de Botín costs USD 6.99. Guided Sobrino de Botín tours start around USD 6.99 per person.
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