What's that, you ask? Tapas is the Soanish word for bite size appetizers that you find in many bars, usually with a slice of baguette as a base and meat, fish or cheese on top. Some of them are quite lovely to look at!
We went to three tapas restaurants as part of the tour. All of the restaurants were in the old Gothic quarter, home of some fabulous architecture
Legend has it that Tapas started when workers went to restaurants, found they couldn't afford both food and drink, opted for drink only and couldn't work in the afternoon! So the law was struck that drinking establishments had to accompany the sale of alcohol with small plates of bread, cheese and meat or fish. Isn't that a great story? ( our guide, Judith, told us that!)