Want to see Madrid in a totally new way? Then check out the Teleférico, a cable car that whisks you from one green area of the city to another.
Boasting “the best views of Madrid,” this activity is great for families, kids, and anyone who wants a memorable way to take in the highlights of the capital.
When you enter the cable car, make sure to request English as your language of choice as there is a track that narrates the tour. Once in the air, the track will tell you which side of the cable car to gaze out of, as well as history and facts about the famous monuments below.
The adventure begins near the Egyptian Templo de Debod, which will be the first main site as the ascent begins. Have your camera at the ready, as you’ll have a bird’s-eye view of many emblematic Madrid sites such as the Príncipe Pío train station, the Manzanares River, the Royal Palace, the Almudena Cathedral, and the Amusement Park. Nature-lovers can peer below at the treetops in Casa del Campo, where tree varieties include ash, chestnut, oak, and willow.
The tour takes a total of eleven minutes to reach Casa del Campo. Once you arrive, you can walk around the park, have a snack, and take some photos before climbing back in the cable car for the descent. Don’t miss this unique way to see Madrid!