Experience a classic evening out in Spain on this 3-hour walking and food tour that visits several of Seville’s great tapas bars. Your guide takes you to a variety of establishments where you enjoy four tapas accompanied by drinks. Learn about the typical dishes of Andalusia and the customs of enjoying Spanish tapas as you try delicious foods and beverages recommended by your guide.
This tour is meant to let visitors feel as if they're living just as the locals do, by engaging in a popular Sevillian past time: bar hopping. The folks around here love to get little bits of food (or "tapas") from each place they stop, which is exactly what you'll be doing as well.
Tapas are an important part of the Spanish culinary culture. A tapa in Spain is essentially an aperitif that is served in most bars or restaurants accompanying a drink (alcoholic or not). This itinerant consumption (going from one bar to another) is called "tapeo", or “ir de tapas”. In many regions of Spain it is quite common to go out for a meal based on tapas, a way of eating usually called “picar” or “picoteo” that means to have a snack or to snack.
The tapa has become a sign of Spanish identity. They are simple, fast, and the best accompaniment for a “cerveza” or a good wine. But which is their history? Who called them "tapas"?
You will discover the history and the several versions about the origin of the word “tapa” with our guide.
The tapas mix the concept of eating with that of socializing, which is why the tapa is linked to the act of 'tapear'. The bars, are the meeting places for this eat and socialize concept and the ideal space for “picar” or “tapear”.