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Chocolatería San Ginés: Our most recommended tours and activities

Madrid: Morning Markets and Gourmet Tapas Walking Tour

1. Madrid: Morning Markets and Gourmet Tapas Walking Tour

Your Madrid gourmet tapas adventure begins in front of the Opera House, in the oldest part of the city. After setting the scene, your expert local guide will lead you towards one of the most famous chocolaterias in town to enjoy a deliciously sweet breakfast of hot chocolate and churros! Afterwards, take a stroll around the city center, as your guide shows you some key landmarks and regales you with historic tales about the Spanish monarchy and the people of Madrid over the centuries.  Your second stop will be the first ever gourmet tapas market in Spain, Mercado de San Miguel, built in 1916. Taste a few different tapas dishes as you hear about Spanish culinary culture, food traditions and the introduction of gourmet markets to the foodie shopping scene.  Next, head to Madrid’s only remaining cluster convent to buy homemade sweets, a proud tradition of Spain. After your visit to the convent, make your way to the neighbourhood of La Latina to discover hidden historical corners and heritage inns from the 18th century. The third stop will be the local grocery market of La Latina. After the tasting, walk through the biggest flea market in Spain, El Rastro. Your guide will give you the lowdown on this popular market. Next on the foodie agenda is the multi-cultural Lavapies neighborhood, home to the original born-and-raised Madrileños, a common name for the people of Madrid. This area has now transformed into an exciting and tasty fusion of world cultures. African restaurants rub shoulders with Asian shops and Indian cafés. Along the way, explore an old Inquisition prison and discover its stories.  Your gourmet tapas tour of Madrid will end in Barrio de las letras, a very bohemian and chic neighborhood in the heart of Madrid. Make a stop at the market in Anton Martin where you will enjoy a tasting of organic olive oil and wine. Spain is the orchard of Europe and its wine and olive oil industries are among the largest in the world. The agriculture is moving more towards organic production now, respecting the land and promoting high-quality products. This tasting will help you better understand this organic revolution. After the tasting, you’ll dig into dishes of delicious gourmet tapas paired with a glass of Spanish wine.

Madrid: Habsburg and Palace Tour with Language Options

2. Madrid: Habsburg and Palace Tour with Language Options

Start your 2-hour hour walking tour soaking up the city and the Habsburg dynasty at the world-famous Puerta del Sol, a favorite meeting point of the Madrileño natives of Madrid. Take a selfie right at Kilometer Zero, the starting point for all of Spain's roads, and admire the lively plaza where people gather to welcome the New Year.  Have a sweet start with a stop at Chocolatería San Ginés to feast on some churros and chocolate to fill up your energy. Then, walk through Madrid's historic center passing through the picturesque Plaza Mayor. See the city's imperial buildings and the legacy of Charles I. Marvel at how Philip II brought splendor to Madrid, and discover the grandeur of the Plaza de Oriente.  Next, discover the Cathedral of Almudena and, finally, arrive at astonishing Royal Palace of Madrid. Here you’ll skip the line with a fast-track ticket and explore this amazing piece of architecture with a smart video guide. Spread over 199,000 square meters and with more than 3,000 rooms, the Royal Palace of Madrid is the largest palace in Europe — two times the size of Buckingham Palace in London. Take time to explore at your own pace for as long as you wish before closing time.

Madrid City Tour: Culture and History

3. Madrid City Tour: Culture and History

Discover the Madrid of the Hapsburgs on this fantastic city tour. Start at Puerta del Sol and learn interesting facts about the past and present of the Spanish capital. On the way to the Royal Palace of Madrid you will pass the monastery of San Gines. See the magnificent Royal Theater, the Almudena Cathedral, and the beautiful historic squares such as Plaza de la Paja, the most important square during Medieval times. The route was designed by Madrilenian architects to teach you the history and culture of the city as well as the architectural value of the buildings. You will also get interesting and important insider tips from the locals.

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What people are saying about Chocolatería San Ginés

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 34 reviews

Top guide Pablo! Very enthusiastic, calm and passionate guide despite his young age! Good interaction with the travelers, listens and also asks questions about other living and eating habits. Regularly makes very amusing jokes that make the hours fly by! Educational presented in a playful way, very pleasant!

Our walking tapas and tasting tour was phenomenal! Our guide was fun and personable. We were able to go to markets we might not have discovered on our own. We tasted incredible pastries, wine, cheeses, olives, ham, candy and cookies!

Guide (Layla) was brilliant, really informative and loads of fun. Took us to lots of great places that you probably wouldn’t see on any tourist sites

Excellent tour with a local

We had a great tour with Layla and in a small group. Saw the local sites including some off tne beaten path with delicous food and wine tasting.

We highly recommend Phillip…knowledgeable, accommodating, and flexible. We learned a lot and had fun.