After thinking about it many times, we decided to take the Teleférico (cable car) of Madrid. Opened in 1969 (and with the same decor since then) gives the opportunity to enjoy one of the best views of the city on its west side, and it’s a perfect place to see the sunset.
It’s easy to arrive there going down Marques de Urquijo street from Argüelles subway stop. Once in the Oeste Park, through stairs we reach the front door. There are usually no problem about tickets, unless you are about to twilight or Sunday morning, in which case you will have to do queue. The cabins are for groups up to four but if you go with your companion, you can ride the two of us and before going up always can take a picture previous to the trip in a photocall.
During the tour that lasts 11 minutes a voice explaining everything you see: the Principe Pio station, the hermitages of San Antonio of the Florida, Debod Temple, the Royal Palace and the Almudena. Your final stop is the Casa de Campo, where there is a café and terrace area to drink and prepare for the return or continue the tour with two possible routes. One is walking for just over half an hour to reach the Parque de Atracciones of Madrid and enjoy exhilarating emotions or follow a more relaxed and going down to the Lago of Casa de Campo.
Teleférico de Madrid
Telephone: +34 9220.127.116.11
Opening Hours: varible, depending on the season, check website.
Average price: round-trip ticket 5,50€.
Address: Paseo del Pintor Rosales s/n, Madrid.