This week we start this random space with a Tip for a Madrid visit!
What a beautiful morning we had yesterday!
I have been wanting to go and take T the Madrid Cable Car (Teleférico de Madrid) for a while, and yesterday despite the very warm weather we decided and bought the tickets online one hour in advance and headed there…and what a beautiful and fun plan to do both with or without kids!
The cable car trip takes around 10 minutes from Paseo de Pintor Rosales to the Casa de Campo park contemplating some of Madrid most iconic places! I loved the views from the Royal Palace and the Almudena Cathedral and the contrast with the other side of the city with the Madrid big modern towers. During the trip there is a recording that tells you a bit more about the places you are passing by and some brief history!
Upon arrival to Casa de Campo park apart from a café with a panoramic view from Madrid you also have a kids playground under the shadow of pine trees which makes the joys of the little ones and the cherry on top of the cake after a ride on the “little houses” as T called the cable cars.
We will definitely be back, likely with a picnic basket when the weather cools down. Nevertheless, the Pintor Rosales street is full of nice places to have a drink and an aperitivo and restaurants. You can also head for a nice tortilla tapas to Tchirimi which is very close by. I have finally tried their tortilla and yes, it’s now on my top 10 of the the best tortillas in Madrid!
You can also take advantage and visit the Oeste Park with the famous Debod Temple and the beautiful Roses Garden and enjoy one of the most amazing sunset views from Madrid!
Some Information for you to consider
Always check online before you go as there is plenty of information about the trips and how to reach it (metro and buses). Buy the tickets online to avoid queues. Return ticket is 5,90eur and kids under 3 years don’t pay.
Parking can be tricky, so if you are going on a weekend specially if it’s sunny with all the places to drink and eat outside it can become very busy, but there is metro near by and also buses going there.
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