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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!
From USD 79.81
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An off-the-beaten-path foodie exploration of one Madrids most picturesque and historic neighborhoods the Literary Quarter!
From USD 79.81
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 (45)
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Reviewed 6 days ago
Excellent food tour

We've taken quite a few and this was up with the best of them. A walk through a lovely quarter we may not otherwise have gotten to, with many local food discoveries along the way. Great tour leader (Paula). WELL worth doing.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Pat B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Fun, informative and tasty tour of Huertas Neighborhood in Madrid

My daughter and I had the real pleasure of taking this tour with Arantxa, who's knowledge and passion for food contributed to the great experience. We opted for this tour as we wanted to explore an area of Madrid we were less familiar with, and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank PelShul
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Best thing we did in Madrid!

We had an amazing time experiencing the culture and eating our way through this quarter of Madrid. One of our teens is a vegetarian and we don’t eat pork — not any easy thing in Spain— but our guide Arantxa was so accommodating and knowledgeable...More

Thank jeremybX5288FM
Reviewed 14 December 2018
Paradise: Mercado Anton Martin

Servet was our tour guide and in spite of a pouring rain, we had a great time -- there was so much to absorb in terms of culture and tasting. I loved the cheese and wine pairing and the story of clandestine Republican meetings in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank VialisForever
Reviewed 28 November 2018
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 29 November 2018

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

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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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