23.07.2019

3 PLANS TO DISCOVER MADRID IN SUMMER

Summer comes and with it the good weather and the desire to enjoy it with different plans. The city of Madrid is the perfect place to find what you are looking for because it never sleeps. But we know that sometimes choosing between so many options is difficult, that is the reason why URSO Hotel & Spa suggests 3 plans to explore Madrid.

Temple of Debod

Located in the Parque del Oeste, near Plaza de España, this Egyptian temple dates from the 2nd-Century BC. This monument was a gift that the Egyptian government made to Spain in 1968 for its collaboration in the rescue of the Nubian temples, which were at risk of being buried in the construction of the Great Aswan Dam.

Temple of Debod (Templo de Debod in Spanish) is more than 2,000 years old. It was moved (stone by stone) from Egypt to Madrid and was inaugurated on the 20th of July, 1972. The reconstruction lasted two years and was more complex than expected because, in addition to not having good floorplans of the temple, some pieces were lost when the temple was disarmed and transported.

With Casa de Campo’s trees in the distance, this is one of the best viewpoints of the city to watch the sunset while the street musicians help to create a pleasant atmosphere that will make you not want to leave.

Cable Car of Madrid

This transport is much more than that, both for locals and tourists, because of its unbeatable panoramic views. With access from the Paseo del Pintor Rosales Station and the Casa de Campo Station, the Madrid Cable Car is, in addition to fast and sustainable transport, a unique opportunity to fly over the greenest part of the city and get to know from the air its historic corners.

The Cable Car has 80 cabins, each with capacity for six people. It reaches a speed of 3.5 meters per second and takes 11 minutes to complete the journey, being able to transport up to 1,200 passengers per hour. It covers a distance of 2,457 meters and reaches a maximum height of 40 meters at its highest point.

This cable car, built by the Swiss company Von-Roll, was inaugurated on 26th of June, 1969, so its 50th anniversary was recently celebrated. 50 years during which more than eight million passengers have been able to enjoy the best views of Madrid on the move.

Europe Park

Located between the district of Torrenieve and the Ronda Sur, Europe Park (Parque Europa in Spanish) is one of the most touristic parks of the Community of Madrid. With an area of 233,000 square meters, this park encourages us to travel around Europe without leaving Madrid.

From the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the Trevi Fountain in Rome or the Tower Bridge in London, this park is home to small replicas of the most representative monuments of the main European cities, as well as different leisure areas and shows between meadows and picnic areas.

The Europe Park is, without a doubt, a complete leisure experience surrounded by nature that cannot be missed either alone or accompanied by your friends or family.

To know more places in Madrid that are of your interest, do not hesitate to contact our team.