Spain is a country of good weather, good food, and consequently ... happy people. Madrid, its capital, is undoubtedly the most vibrant and cosmopolitan city where locals and visitors spontaneously meet in those cozy taverns, romantic cafes and picturesque food markets. Madrid city center is divided in 12 quarters, each one with its own personality with 12 different examples of Spanish gastronomy. Enjoy these Madrid Tapas Cat Crawl! Federico, the cat, will choose 1 emblematic monument in each tour and he will tell you unexpected stories about it. After that just follow his feline footsteps to the most charismatic tavern/café/food market in that quarter to experience “Cañas&Tapas” way to meet friends and enjoy life. Federico, the cat of Madrid. Simply follow his scent.
"CATS" in Spain are those people whose ancestors are from this city. People from the same family who were born and raised up in Madrid and several Mamas and Papas who love Tapas. Federico is one of those cats. He is a wonderful storyteller with an extraordinary sense of humour. In his Mamas and Tapas tours you will meet the locals, enjoy and learn about good food and drinks and feel like you are sitting in beautiful local eateries in Madrid enjoying living like a local with an old friend. He also enjoys doing tours for kids & teens. Let yourself be impressed by following his feline footsteps to discover his unique Madrid experiences. Follow this cat's scent through Madrid! (Federico is a National Heritage Guide in Madrid)
Federico García Barroso has been guiding since Jun 1990
Get ready for something special. We're travelling to Madrid with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing guide.
The tour will last about 60 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from Madrid. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!
While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.
We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.
Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.
Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.
For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.
12 April 2021
Federico is a licensed guide. Now I understand his professional style. No matter he talks about history, art, culture, gastronomy, literature, music ... This guide is the most creative storyteller I ever met. Congratulations, Federico!
Maria (Ottawa) C.
12 April 2021
Your tours are a lot of fun but we also learn a lot. Madrid is a fantastic city and it’s very nice to see it through your eyes. We’re keeping notes on all the bars/restaurants you’re visiting to stop by when we go. We’ll skip the absinthe but we’ll try everything else! Thank you Federico. We highly recommend your tours to anyone.
11 April 2021
Great tour. Thank you for sharing
11 April 2021
Federico is ABSOLUTELY UNIQUE. It is very important to listen to him at the beginning and also at the end of each tour. He explains to us why he is a cat. Smart man. Those people who enter late or leave soon they do not capture the spirit of these attractive tours. His tours are really different. First part, amazing stories about that specific monument and those historical characters related to it. Second part, the most emblematic tavern in the area. Its all said. Follow the cat´s footsteps, follow the cat scent ...
11 April 2021
Federico was a great and knowledgeable guide, thank you!
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