Take the Teleferico. This swinging cable car runs from the Paseo del Pintor Rosales to the Casa del Campo for a 15-minute, heart-stopping (for adults) and eye-opening (for kids) flight across some of Madrid’s best-known sites. If you dare to look down — and your kids will — you’ll see the Parque del Oeste, the Manzanares River, the Egyptian Debod Temple, and maybe catch a glimpse of the Royal Palace, too. Be sure to stop for a helado (ice cream) at the renowned Bruin Ice Cream Parlor located at the attraction’s entrance.
Paseo del Pintor Rosales
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