Refuel with delicious cuisine
Among the restaurants of Plaza Mayor, one is of special interest. It is called Museo del Jamon (Ham’s Museum), which gives visitors an opportunity to get acquainted with tastes of different types of Spanish ham, as there is certainly not just one ham in Spain! “Jamón serrano”, “ibérico” or “de bellota” are made in different ways and are examples of the long tradition of Spanish ham production.
The next square you should visit is Puerta del Sol, where you’ll find the kilometer zero, a graphic representation on the pavement right in the front of Casa de Correos. Kilometer zero is the point where the main 6 national Spanish highways have their symbolic beginning. Step on it, make a wish, and don´t blame anyone if it comes true! On the south of Puerta del Sol you’ll find the Literary quarter: Barrio de las Letras, where you can visit many places related to famous Spanish writers: Cervantes, Quevedo, Lope de Vega and many others. There is also a popular square here: Plaza de Santa Ana where you can take a break after your busy day and sip some wine that’s known as tinto de verano, a light version of red wine with soda, ice and fruits, served in the summer. You can finish your first day with a flamenco live show in one of famous flamenco venues like Casa Patas o Villa-Rosa.