Various legends about the origins of the custom of having small snacks with a drink—an age-old tradition in Spanish inns and taverns—have been attributed to various monarchs. One legend has it that during the reign of King Alfonso X "The Wise" in the 13th century, tapas began to be served as an accompaniment to drinks to prevent drunkenness.


  • Title: King Alfonso X "The Wise"
  • Type: Graphic Art
  • Rights: Ximena Maier
  • Medium: Ink and watercolor
  • Illustrator: Ximena Maier, Ximena Maier

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