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Tapas Crawl

Posted: Apr. 4th, 2008  |  By JustLuxe Team
Luxury Tours: Known as the city of passion and excitement, Madrid is the perfect place to satisfy your craving for both taste and pleasure. You will love discovering all the many wonders of Spain as you eat, dance and learn your way through the culture. See where Christopher Columbus rests, visit the famous Museo del Prado and dance at some of the hottest nightclubs - this trip will unveil your deepest passions. As you spend the day visiting historical landmarks, you'll fulfill your appetite by dining at some of the best restaurants and sampling some of the most exquisite tapas that Spain offers. Mixed Olives and Cheese, Albondigas, Allioli, Gambas, and Puntilliatas are just some of the traditional Spanish appetizers, otherwise known as Tapas that are found all throughout Spain. What better way to get to know Spain than by taking a Gastronomic tour?

Days 1-4
Start your Tapas Crawl in the fabulous city of Madrid. Make sure you weave your way around Calle Cava Baja which is just south of Plaza Mayor and visit the tapas bars that line the whole street. El Tempranillo is our favorite, and with the variety of tapas and their distinguished wine bar you will soon begin to realize the culinary effect Spain has on the world. Hop on the AVE train and get excited as you're about to visit the wonderful cities of Toledo and Seville. You will get the opportunity to visit some amazing historical sights, including the final resting place of Christopher Colombus. End your day at one of the best restaurants in town - El Rinconcillo.

Days 5-6
Once you have become quite acquainted with Seville, move over to the ancient city of Córdoba. Tour the ancient Jewish Quarter of the city, whose history dates back to the time of the Romans and Visigoths. Make sure that you make the time to visit the gigantic La Mezquita de Córdoba, a mosque-turned-cathedral built more than 1,200 years ago, before you move on to the city of Granada.

Once you are in Granada you will have the chance to view the Alahambra, one of the "New Seven Wonders of the World." During a guided visit you'll see how the rich and powerful lived in the royal palace. Wander through the gardens of the Generalife just as the sultans did when they needed to relax.

Days 7-8
Madrid is the perfect place to end your Spain adventure because there are so many cultural and delicious restaurants and sights to explore. During your last days in Spain stroll through the halls of the famed Museo del Prado and end your days by venturing back to Calle Cava Baja where you can eat your way around town. For your last night make sure you hit the dance floor at El Viso, Madrid's trendy and exclusive disco.

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