Although the most typical “tapa” in El Anciano Rey is the sweet wine with its biscuit, we have an extensive wine list, given that Spain is the country where most varieties of wine are produced. That goes back to the Roman Hispania, since they extended the production of wine and developed new methods of elaboration. […]

As an old city that is, Madrid has many curious things. Some little known even to the locals. We tell you some of them. So you can plan a good visit. – The Royal Palace of Madrid is the largest in the western part of Europe. In fact, it is greater than Buckingham’s. – The […]

Before the conquest of Madrid, the type of food that was taken here was very similar to the rest of the areas occupied by the Arabs. It was a quite varied cuisine, with milk, honey, dates, and of course, “semolina” that was the fundamental ingredient of couscous. But with the entry of the Christian kingdoms, […]

If you are one of those who like gardens, we offer you a small guide in which you will discover some of the most beautiful and unknown of Madrid. Garden of the Prince of Anglona Located near El Anciano Rey, in Plaza de la Paja. Its source and its paved roads will give you the […]

The street of Bailén, where El Anciano Rey de los Vinos is located, is one of the most important in Madrid, given its proximity to important monuments such as the Royal Palace, the Cathedral of La Almudena or the Campo del Moro. In addition, a very characteristic viaduct is located in it. In 1736 it […]

Madrid has many curious places to visit. Parks, gardens, markets that are well worth a visit. We indicate some of the least known so you can plan a visit. The Pantheon of the Illustrious Men. Very close to the Atocha station. It contains mausoleums of politicians such as Canalejas, Sagasta, Eduardo Dato, Ríos Rosas, Cánovas […]

If something can not be missing in a tavern worth are good croquettes. Ham, cod … in a thousand ways and ways, are some of the most demanded delicacies. But it is a dish that also has its history. Its name comes from the French word croquer, which is anonomatopeia of “crunch”. From croquer the name evolved to […]

As in other historic cities, markets have always had a very important role in Madrid. Today we will focus on three of the most representative, and that are in the environment of El Anciano Rey. The market of La Cebada. It was built on land that was used to store the barley for the King’s […]

One of the typical sweets to taste in Madrid are the pestiños. His story is very old. In classical Rome a similar sweet was made that was taken in the Saturnalias. They were called “frictilia”, and were cooked with wheat flour, fried in lard and bathed in honey. But the most certain thing is that […]

Today we close the route of the most ghostly Madrid with more interesting legends: The ghost of Carboneras. It is said that a nun of the convent of Corpus Christi or the Carboneras always went promptly to the refectory to pray the rosary. The problem is that he also did it after he died. The […]