A Private Guided Tour of Hemingway's Madrid

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Walking in Hemingway's Footsteps through Madrid

Join your private guide as you retrace the steps of legendary writer Ernest Hemingway in Madrid.

Hemingway’s love for the Spanish capital, its people, and its culture is reflected in his works, making this city a living backdrop to his stories. Our private tour experience has been designed to enable you to walk the streets he once roamed, visit the cafés he frequented, and immerse yourself in the vibrant city life he cherished as you explore Madrid through Hemingway’s lens.

What Included on Our Hemingway in Madrid Tour?

Start of the Hemingway Trail

Your literary exploration begins at Plaza de Santa Ana. Found in the heart of Madrid’s literary quarter, this square is the perfect starting point to dive into the novelist’s Madrid chronicles.

As you stand amid the lively atmosphere, your expert guide will set the stage for the exciting tour ahead, painting a picture of Hemingway’s life and times in Madrid.

A Toast to Hemingway: Visit to El Cervantino

As you walk towards the legendary El Cervantino, your guide will regale you with tales of Hemingway’s love for Madrid’s gastronomic culture.

This historic bar, a regular haunt for Hemingway, still maintains its old-world charm. Here, you’ll get a chance to sample the traditional ‘tapa and caña,’ a staple in Hemingway’s diet.

As you soak in the vibrant atmosphere, you can almost picture Hemingway, hunched over a typewriter, absorbed in crafting his masterpieces.

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Stroll through the Retiro Park

Family at Retiro Park in Madrid with pond in background.
Retiro Park, Madrid, Spain

Next, take a leisurely stroll through the enchanting Retiro Park, which Hemingway often visited to escape the city’s bustle. As you walk along the tree-lined avenues, around the serene lake, and past majestic sculptures, your guide will share passages from Hemingway’s works inspired by the park’s tranquil beauty. In the city’s heart, this green oasis offers a unique insight into Hemingway’s quieter moments in Madrid.

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Tour of the Prado Museum

Prado Museum private tour
Prado Museum, Madrid, Spain

The tour continues at the Prado Museum, another of Hemingway’s favorite places in Madrid.

As you admire the rich collection of European art, your guide will reveal Hemingway’s fascination with the masterpieces housed here, especially the works of Goya and Velázquez.

This visit offers a peek into Madrid’s artistic heritage and Hemingway’s artistic influences.

Lunch Like Hemingway: Meal at Botín Restaurant

After a morning of exploration, enjoy a hearty meal at Botín Restaurant, an establishment frequented by Hemingway and mentioned in his novel “The Sun Also Rises.”

The culinary tradition of this restaurant is an experience in itself. Savor their signature roasted suckling pig, a dish Hemingway was fond of, as your guide recounts stories of the author’s spirited meals here.

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Visit to the Las Ventas Bullring

Madrid Las Ventas Bullring, Spain
Las Ventas Bullring, Madrid, Spain

Conclude your tour at Las Ventas Bullring, a grand arena where Hemingway watched numerous bullfights, which is an essential part of his Madrid experience.

As you explore the venue, your guide will discuss Hemingway’s passion for bullfighting, its influence on his work, and his friendships with famous matadors.

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This Hemingway-inspired tour of Madrid brings you closer to the legendary author, his inspirations, and his passions.

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