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Madrid - The Mamas & The Tapas 6: District of Malasaña

The Mamas & The Tapas 6: District of Malasaña

(5 reviews)
Downtown Madrid, Madrid, Spain
60 mins
Tip-Supported

About the tour

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.


Meet your local guide

Federico García Barroso

"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


What to expect

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.


Why are they tip-supported?

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.


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How to join

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.


Reviews from travellers

Fernando P.

12 April 2021

Wow! Every day this man knows how to surprise us. A cozy tavern from those happy 20´s, the difference between gazpacho and salmorejo, those stories about historical characters that you hardly find in books ... Federico, you are the man!

Maria (Ottawa) C.

12 April 2021

Thank you Federico for your very entertaining and informative tours. Never a dull moment and always an opportunity to learn. We will invite you to a tapa when we go to Madrid, El Maño looked great today, but so have all the others! By the way, we may have to miss tomorrow’s tour because we may not be able to get home by 2:30 EDT. If we miss it, have a great tour without us. We’ll come back on Wednesday. Thank you to Hugo too.

Lyndsey W.

12 April 2021

Great mix of culture and tapas ..... and our favourite VERMUT! Unfortunately there seemed to be a problem with the Heygo platform this evening as the picture was periodically blurred/pixelated and OK/in focus - despite refreshing numerous times. (Not as bad as the New Orleans trip before, but still frustrating). Look forward to the next bar!

Jo E.

12 April 2021

Frederico is a fantastic raconteur and so entertaining!

Ofelia M.

12 April 2021

Great tour. Thank for sharing your city and its culture


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