The oldest restaurant in the world

Recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the world's oldest restaurant still in operation, Sobrino de Botin, was first opened back in 1725.

At the time that the restaurant first opened (in the ground floor of an inn), it was actually up to the guests to bring their own meat and ingredients, which were then cooked in the eatery's facilities. 

After the original owners died childless, the restaurant passed to their nephew, which is when it got its current name, which translates to "Nephew of Botin," of course.

Today the restaurant covers four floors of seating, each with its own Spanish theme, from the brick cellar to the fancier Felipe IV room. 

The cuisine has stayed remarkably true to its Spanish roots, with the whole suckling pig, which is prepared in a brick oven, being the stand out dish.

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