Madrid Plaza Mayor tapas

Madrid Plaza Mayor tapas

Fall is coming to Madrid and Native Spanish tapas wants to greet you with our unique local Madrid tapas walking tour. Our Madrid tapas tour takes us on a real local’s perspective guiding you where Madrid locals for some of the best Spanish tapas in Madrid. Our food tour in Madrid takes us to many emblematic historical Madrid spots, and one of them is none other than the Plaza Mayor, right in the heart of Madrid’s historical hub. Today we are going to talk about what the Plaza Mayor means for a Madrid local and some of the traditions that we “madrilènes” do in this beautiful square.
No one could imagine that is amazing open air square, with its light red facades and avenues sprouting out was the center of trade and other official ceremonies. The first bull-fights in Madrid took place in the Plaza Mayor. Renowned painter Francisco de Goya depicted these events in some of his drawings, which can be seen at the Prado Musuem.
Today, Madrid locals adore the Plaza Mayor, it’s a place to meet up and enjoy a full day of Spanish tapas in Madrid with friends or family, where great conversations spark up at many of the terraces and side-bars the square is known for. Locals also go to the Plaza Mayor for the traditional calamari sandwich. Calamari sandwich?, Madrid does not have a coast! Madrid is one of the biggest consumers of fish in Spain, boasting the biggest fish-market where fresh fish is brought in daily from all the fishing coasts that Spain has.
Another unforgettable event is the Christmas market held here in the month of December. The square turns into a Christmas celebration with stands selling adornments or the Christmas tree or for the traditional Nativity-set.
During our Madrid food tour, we make a stop at the Plaza Mayor and share some of the most interesting historical anecdotes of this breath-taking square.
Join us for our Madrid walking tapas tour where you will enjoy some of the best Spanish tapas in Madrid, with one of our local guides.

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