About the First in Madrid

 

Nobel-prize-winning American author Ernst Hemingway called Madrid “the most Spanish city in Spain,” and all it takes is a stroll through the city centre to precisely understand what he meant. Alongside monuments and palaces from the glory days of empire, are flamenco clubs, matador rooms, soccer club paraphernalia, and a lot of upscale cultures.

The tour takes you past the Teatro Real, the central plazas and monuments of the city, and the culinary icons that have spread the message of tapas throughout the world. Madrid, a city that cherishes its past, places golden plaques outside of every business that has passed the 100-year mark, so don’t be surprised if you begin to feel a bit like you are on a yellow brick road!

As befits this cosmopolitan city, the cuisines of various region in Spain are represented here, as are family tavernas and tapas bars, all full to the brim with Madrileños who have chosen to devote themselves to comida (dining), fiesta (partying), and of course, siesta (that nothing-quite-like-it afternoon nap!).

3,9 km tour
4h
10:00AM - 9:00PM
1
Churros with Hot Chocolate and a Cortado

Two churros with a cup of hot chocolate and a Cortado

2
Box of Violetas

A small box of delicious Madrileño violet candies

3
Cup of Wine and Tapas

Cup of red or white wine and choice of tapas

4
Seafood Paella and Ham or Spanish Tortilla and Russian Salad with a Cup of Beer

Valencian seafood paella with a slice of Serrano ham or Spanish tortilla (omelet) and a side of potato salad in mayonnaise with a cup of Estrella Dam beer

5
Licor de Madroño chaser in an ice cream cone

Licor de Madroño chaser served in a small chocolate-covered ice cream cone with whipped cream and touch of jam

Further Information

Important Information
  • This tour is not available on national holidays.
  • There are no guaranteed substitutions for those with allergies, though some biteStops will accommodate.
  • Note that you may be asked to wait to receive your bite, depending on rush-hours, and seating may not be available.
  • You may interrupt the tour and continue it on a different day.
  • You may convert unused bites to bite-credit via the app.
  • The tour is valid for 6 months from the date of purchase.
  • Although the tour will be downloaded into your device after purchase, minimal cellular data is required when claiming the bites. Please make sure you have access to cellular data.
Weekly Availability
  • Mondays to Saturday - 10:00AM to 9:00PM (Bite #3 closes at 6:30PM)
  • Sundays - 10:00AM to 6:30 PM
  • Bite #2 is closed daily between 2PM and 5:30PM