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The Best Panoramic Views of Madrid

If you want a bird’s eye view of Madrid, take the cable car (“Teleférico de Madrid”), Madrid’s most unique tourist attraction which dates back to 1969.

The journey starts on the Paseo del Pintor Rosales street, near the Argüelles Metro station and takes you over the River Manzanares and into the Casa de Campo park. The cable car carries you above the city parks and the Manzanares River in the distance, as a recorded commentary describes what you are looking at.

You’ll see attractions such as the Plaza de España and the Egyptian temple of Debod from a completely different perspective.

Many of the city’s famous sights may be seen, such as the Parque del Oeste Park with La Rosaleda (a very beautiful rose garden where annually in May a rose festival is held), the Principe Pio Metro Station, the Torrespaña communication tower, the Royal Palace, Almudena Cathedral and the Chapel of San Antonio de la Florida (with its grand pictorial decoration painted by Francisco de Goya). If you look to the other side, you will see the part of the modern Madrid with the famous 4 Towers buildings.

The cabins reach a maximum height of 40 meters above the ground, and the entire 2.5-kilometer ride takes just over ten minutes from its starting point at the Paseo Rosales all the way to the Casa de Campo Park.

At the end of the journey there is a restaurant and bar complex and maybe the best panoramic views of Madrid.

The restaurant has a terrace where you can enjoy a typical paella with a refreshing glass of sangria, an ice cream or just take a coffee.

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