A south to north crossing of Madrid’s historical town center. An ideal itinerary for enjoying Madrid’s history and its best monuments without hassle.
We start from the Egyptian Temple of Debod between the Parque del Oeste (west park) and the Principe Pio railway station. Then we approach the Royal Palace, built in the XVIII century on the ruins of the moorish alcazar. This is perhaps the oldest site of Madrid, where the town walls once stood, (In excavation currently) overlooking the Magerit Ravine (possibly the origin of the name Madrid).
From the Palace we make our way to the Plaza Santiago and then into the Plaza Mayor, an arcaded square begun in the XVI Century where some of the key moments of Madrid’s history have taken place. (Inquisitorial hearings, parades, markets, public executions.) From here we head to the Plaza Santa Ana a well-known meeting place with beer halls and sidewalk cafes. We are now in the “barrio de literatos” (thus called having been the center of writers, and artists at different times in the past.)Here we can see where some mythical figures of our city once lived.
To end our route we will pass between the Botanical Garden and the Prado Museum to end in the Retiro, our Central Park.
Dates: Tour with advanced booking.
Times: 10.00 – 13.00 hours.
This route is for beginners looping for easy rides with thematic content
Starting and ending at Pangea offices, located in el Paseo Yeserías, c/ Arganda local i 1. (Map Click Here)
Route type: linear
Access: Metro, public bus (walking if from a central location)
Distance: 11 Kilometers the route can be adapted to your needs
Duration: 3 hours (can be modified)
Physical difficulty: Easy
Slope: 50 meters
Riding surface: Historical downtown city streets with no or little traffic.
Additional services and visits. (Restaurants and bars of all types) Madrid City Museum, San Nicolás de los Servitas church (the oldest church in Madrid), Crystal Palace in the Retiro
Price: 10 euros
Bike rental (optional): 10 euros
Includes: Guide and Accident Insurance
Reservation requirements: Minimum Group size 6 persons. Reserve at least 2 days before the tour.
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