Old shops and artisanal workshops tour

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Discover Madrid like a local and enjoy your stay with these unique and unforgettable guided tours. We can customize a tour for your group.

55.00 €
55.00 €

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Meet the craftsmen of traditional handmade products

Meeting point: Plaza Mayor, 1, 28012 Madrid, España

  • City life and culture
  • 2 - 8 people
  • 2 h.

This tour is about discovering both the craftsmanship and creation of traditional handmade products in Madrid. An example are the names of numerous streets: Bordadores, Botoneras, Cuchilleros, Latoneros or Ribera de Curtidores. On the tour you will visit old shops and age-old artisanal workshops where they still handcraft wineskins, candles, goods made from esparto grass, etc.

• Cerería: you will visit a chandlery (candle makers) that is steeped in history, and learn the traditional method of candle-making used by several generations of chandlers since 1887.

• Botería: Established in 1909, this family run business of more than three generations have manufactured traditional wineskins. The craft of wineskin making was borne out of the need for decanting, pouring, and preserving wines. The wineskins are made with a goatskin outer, removed with the hair intact, and a natural, waterproof, pine resin interior. The entire manufacturing process will be explained, and you will get to know the uses for wineskins, and how to store and care for them correctly.

• Esparteria: you will learn the history of this versatile grass: the development of the tradition, and how to work with esparto grass. You will see its many uses including clothing, tools, and everyday objects.

• Craftsmen that make sculptures with the wood beams of old buildings of the centre of Madrid.

You will also get to know the historical centre of Madrid, its origins, main sites, etc.

The time is flexible, we will try fit with your groups needs.

55.00 €

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