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Original ways to get to know Madrid

Published on April 11, 2016 by Madrid SmartRentals

There’s different ways to go through Madrid and to get to know the city. Sometimes we can even see the same street differently depending on how we look at it. Today we’re going to show you variant plans to do tourism in Madrid in a comfortable and simple way.

Madrid City Tour

Madrid City Tour is the official touristic bus of the city of Madrid. It works 365 days a year, from 10am to 8pm (from November to February) and from 9am to 10pm (from march to October). This bus has three different routes:

  • Route through the historical Madrid (Line 1). About 80 minutes long. It goes through the most essential places in the city, like Prado Museum, Puerta de Alcalá, Barrio de Salamanca, Templo de Debod, Royal Palace, Puerta de Toledo, Plaza Mayor, Puerta del Sol or the Botanical Garden.
  • Route through the modern Madrid (Line 2).The second line is approximately one-hour long. If you take this bus you will see some places from the nowadays Madrid, like the Plaza de Neptuno and Plaza de Cibeles, Natural Science Museum, Santiago Bernabeu, the Spanish National Reserch Centre, Puerta del Sol or the
    Plaza de las Cortes
  • Evening route: From the 16th of June to the 15th of September. This route is the same as the one from line 1 but without any stops and with the charm of getting to see the city while the lights start to turn off.


madrid city tours

Fuente: madrid.city-tour.com/es

In addition to the hop-on, hop-off service, this touristic bus offers audio guides in 14 different languages, special guides for children, free WIFI, free touristic apps…

Guided tours through Madrid

We already talked to you about ( https://magazine.smartrental.com/en/guide-trough-the-accesible-madrid/) all the opportunities you have to go over Madrid with the help of different guided tours through the Historical and Monumental Madrid.

A very relaxed, fun and tiredness-free way to get to know the city is by Segway. Companies like Madsegs or Segway Trip organise tours through the city in these entertaining mini-vehicles.

Arquirutas offers a contrasted way to discover the city, by organising visits to the most important buildings and monuments in Madrid (the outside and inside). For the more courageous, they also give you the chance of flying over Madrid in a helicopter.


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