Although the Spanish capital has quite a dark history, for this one special time of the year it is transformed into a Christmas wonderland. Our virtual tour will bring you through the markets of Plaza Mayor and the surrounding area aglow with the festive Christmas lights. Your guide will introduce you to such famous specialties as Churros and the decadently rich, chocolate dipping sauce, as well as the Roscon de Reyes, a brioche-like sweet bred and its hidden treasure. You will also discover the Christmas lottery and learn about the tradition of eating grapes on New Year's Eve as well as the gift exchange of the Three Wise Kings Day Parade on January 5th. All this holiday cheer will help make the brutal period of the Spanish Inquisition and religious persecution all a little more palatable.
· Discover traditional holiday food specialties such as Churros y porras
· Learn about the Christmas lottery and its importance
· Find out about the Spanish New Year's Eve tradition, the twelve grapes of luck
Meet Your Guide
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Preparing for your Experience
This is a private live virtual tour. Our professional, local guide will be showing you Madrid’s most fascinating sights in real time, directly from the streets of Madrid. You will be connected via video call and you can then explore the city together. With your experienced guide you will see more than just the Madrid of today, you’ll also get a glimpse back in time because each tour is complemented with an excellent selection of multimedia. You will be shown historic photographs and videos to help with explanations, stories and the historical context of Madrid's incredible and turbulent past. You can’t get any closer to history without a time machine!
The entire tour is designed to be as interactive as you desire. You can ask questions, you can request to go back and look at something again, you have all the freedom and participation of a private walking tour, all from the comfort of your own home.
The video calling software used for the tour is called Zoom. You will need to have it downloaded on your laptop, tablet or cellphone – with a connection to speakers or headphones – in order to participate in the tour. Also, remember to keep an eye on the time difference when choosing a time for your experience!