five Well known + HISTORIC Madrid eating places (which include Botin!) #Spain #vacation





Investigate five of Madrid’s MOST historic eating places & taverns – which include Botin, the oldest cafe in the planet! In this movie I reveal concealed underground wine caves, tell tales of royal assassination makes an attempt and even try to eat bull tail stew in a bar ideal under in which Cervantes wrote the 2nd element of Don Quixote!

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When I moved to Madrid, I fell in adore with two tings – the history and the foodstuff. And above the years I’ve loved expending time in sites that merge both… taverns & eating places that are completely dripping with history and atmosphere. In this movie, Yoly and I take you to five of my favourite historic eating places and tapas bars… and not only do we try to eat the foodstuff, but also I tell you the tales driving these impressive sites that we’re so lucky to have on our doorstep!

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FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS:

1. Initially we pay a visit to Taberna Antonio Sánchez, which is in fact the oldest nevertheless-running tavern in the metropolis (not to be confused with Botin, which is the oldest nevertheless running cafe in the planet). This location has the most impressive decor that has not transformed due to the fact the 1830s. And downstairs is a intriguing concealed wine cellar.

two. Then we head into Madrid’s Literary Quarter to Casa Alberto. These are the streets Miguel de Cervantes’ renowned author of Don Quixote lived in. And they are great to wander. Casa Alberto is constantly heaving, and it is perfect for a speedy vermouth, or one thing a small far more substantial… like the bull tail stew we get.

3. Subsequent up it is Taberna La Bola, in which we get a special driving-the-scenes pay a visit to to the kitchen, in which they make their renowned cocido madrileño stew the old fashioned way – in clay pots and on a charcoal stove. It’s a big feast, but it is worth it!

4. Casa Ciriaco is element bar, element restaurant… and it is constantly heaving. I adore hanging out in the tapas bar place and sipping on wine, or heading through to the cafe in which it just screams old Madrid with its photos of renowned company.

five. The grande finale! Restaurant Botín… aka Sobrino de Botín. We see the 300-12 months-old oven, check out the four magical flooring and then sit down in Hemingway’s desk for a plate of extraordinary roast suckling pig. A the moment-in-a-lifetime practical experience!

Have you visited any of these sites? Did you take pleasure in the practical experience? Permit me know in the responses!

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  1. We’ve just found you on YT and really enjoy your knowledge and personality! Our daughter will be living in Madrid for a year starting in September— we feel the passion for the culture and the country just from you and your wife’s wonderful way of sharing! We feel as if we know you already…. and It warms us to see the city and people where our daughter will be living…Thank you! We will be sure to find Devour when we visit as I am sure you will be able to provide a first class education of Madrid and Spain, we love knowing all the “local secret spots” that provide the chance to meet people and really get to know a place…. thanks again and we have a lot more uploads to review! The presentations are first rate! Ciao…..

  2. We stumbled upon a very authentic vermouth bar, Bodegas Ricla, on Calle de Cuchilleros in the middle of what seemed like a tourist trap. The place is a real original run by a very nice family.

  3. Hola, James, great work, but you should know that Hemingway set some of the last scenes of The Sun Also Rises, not For Whom The Bell Tolls, in Botín. I often ask my friends in management at Botín to give me their copy of Fiesta (The Sun Also Rises), so I can read the passages to my fellow diners.

  4. Thank you for the tour, I will certainly seek out these places the next time I'm there. Keep up the good work.I lovr your videos and no nonsense delivery, con un poco de humor ! Gracias

  5. Your videos are top. Learned a lot about the food, the wines, sherry's, vermouth, tapas. I am visiting Valencia in two weeks but Madrid will be next on my list to visit. Thank you for all the tips – my stay in Valencia will be more enjoyable now.

  6. I really enjoy watching your videos, James Blick, and your wife's contributions. I am soon going to Madrid again — it will be my third time in that amazing city. And I am taking another tapas tour there as well. The real reason I'm commenting though is to say a couple of things about Botin. About two years ago I went there. And, it is clearly a BIG tourist trap nowadays. I was by myself and the floor I was on was mainly Asian (Chinese?) tourists. The food was okay — I did not get the pig, as I don't eat much pork — but, of course, one must go there if visiting Madrid. I didn't go to Botin the second time I visited Madrid (and probably won't again on my third trip this upcoming May). However, the thing I most wanted to say is this: You mentioned Hemingway's "For Whom The Bell Tolls." Right before going to Botin I bought "The Sun Also Rises" — but got it in Spanish, which is "Fiesta." It is in that book, which is mainly about the festival at Pamplona, in which Hemingway, er…Jake Barnes, and his love interest eat in Botin! It's the second to last scene in the book. So, while sitting in Botin, and eating, I turned to that passage and read about Hemingway a Lady Ashley eating in Botin, right before they head out to take a carriage ride along Gran Via. So, if someone wants to get a bit of the history of the place there, they should read Hemingway's "The Sun Also Rises." Well, that's it. Again, love you guys' videos about tapas bars in Madrid!

  7. Hola James, te contaré una pequeña historia (poco agradable). El terrorista que lanzó la bomba y mató a 25 personas se llamaba Mateo Morral. Y justo enfrente de Casa Ciriaco, al otro lado de la calle, se construyó un monumento en recuerdo de los muertos y heridos. Pues bien, durante la Guerra Civil, los republicanos (pues, como seguro conocerás, Madrid estaba en el lado republicano), hicieron dos cosas: 1) Le cambiaron el nombre a la calle donde ocurrió la masacre, la calle Mayor, y le pusieron el nombre del terrorista. Es decir, durante la Guerra Civil pasó a llamarse calle Mateo Morral. 2) Destruyeron a martillazos el monumento levantado a las víctimas (a pesar de que muchas eran simples mujeres, vecinas de Madrid, que habían ido a ver la boda. Ya sabes que a las mujeres les encantan las bodas; para nuestra desgracia, jeje). De tal modo que el monumento que existe hoy (en el cual, a pesar del tiempo transcurrido, nunca faltan las flores frescas. No sé quién las pondrá) es uno nuevo, mucho más modesto y pequeños que el original, que se construyó después de la Guerra Civil.

  8. I am Nuyorican so those who don't know that is- my parents were born on the island of Puerto Rico but migrated to the mainland of the USA. I was born and raised in NY and while in college in NYC, I wanted to know more about my culture so I took a semester about the history of the island but little of Spain also since it was the mother country and my professor told me the story about the Pork added to many dishes to see if the European Jews had converted to Catholicism, so yes it is true.

  9. Lo mejor de todo es que das pistas hasta a los que somos "gatos"… que tenga que venir un neozelandés a enseñarme como se come en Madrid…

  10. I'm a emigrant from Madrid (Atocha street), and I hate you for the amount of nostalgia you make me feel. Keep loving my city, and love it for me too, it's the best.

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