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Madrid

My Madrid in 4 Days Family Itinerary

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Day 1, Tuesday, August 6 2019
09:00 Parque del Retiro
The city's main urban park surrounded by important
attractions

10:40 Museo Naval de Madrid


Learn about the history of the Spanish Navy 15th century to
present day

13:10 Palacio de
Comunicaciones
A fairytale-like neo-Gothic structure, stain glass ceilings,
marble floors

14:20 Museo Arqueologico


Nacional
The archaeological collection is vast and housed in an
historic building

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09:00 Parque del Retiro
Visit Duration: 1 hour, 30 mins
Retiro Park is Madrid's main green lung, it is one of the city's largest parks. The park's full name is Parque del
Buen Retiro or Park of the Pleasant Retreat. The park covers 1.4km² and is surrounded by many of the city's
main attractions like the Prado Museum. Under Felipe II the area was used as an escape from urban life for
the royals and royal lodgings. Later the royal lodgings were turned into a palace for special events, theatrical
performances, bull fights and parties. Successive kings made changes to the structure and today what
remains is the grand ballroom which is now part of the Prado Museum. Under Carlos III the area was
converted into an enclosed public park. Napoleon's troops invaded and damaged the park area during the
French occupation. Later the park was restored and reinstated as a public park. One of the central attractions
in the park is the semi-circular colonnade monument to King Alfonso XII. The monument boasts an equestrian
statue of the king which stands where Felipe IV's pier once jutted out into the lake. There are several
structures in the park like the Casa de Vacas where you can see art exhibitions; the Crystal Palace and the
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Velasquez Palace. The park has several fountains, the most fascinating of which is dedicated to the devil – Image Source:
The Fountain of the Fallen Angel, designed by Rocardo Bellver. The complex three tiered Galapagos http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buen_Retiro_Park#mediaviewer/File:Ave

Fountain dates back to 1832 and was designed by Jose de Mariategui. Ventura Rodriguez created the
Fountain of the Artichoke dedicated to Spring. The park has an area designed in the French-style "parterre" , Address: Plaza de la Independence, 7, 28009
the sections of this garden are divided by cedar trees which are the oldest in the city. Visitors can stroll down Madrid, Spain
the Paseo de la Argentina or Statue Walk which is lined with statues of Spanish Kings, the statues date back Admission:
to the 1700s. The recreational opportunities in the park include boating on the lake, taking a horse drawn Opening Hours: Apr-Sept 6am-12am / Oct-Mar
carriage ride or getting your portrait painted by one of the local artists. Several annual events are hosted in 6am-10pm
the park like an annual book fair and free summer concerts. Web:
http://www.esmadrid.com/informacion-turistica/parque-del-re
Transportation:
Metro: Retiro

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10:40 Museo Naval de Madrid
Visit Duration: 2 hours, 30 mins
0.9 KM, 11 minutes walking from Parque del Retiro
Spain's national naval museum in Madrid covers the history of the Spanish Navy from the 15th century to
present day in 24 rooms. Visitors can see a range of marine equipment, ship's weapons, maps, flags, model
ships, seascape paintings and navigational instruments. Although the museum was inaugurated in 1843 the
idea for such a museum dates back to 1792. In 1932 it took up its present location at the Spanish Navy
Headquarters. Among the fascinating exhibits is a piece of moon rock brought back by Apollo 17 and early
maps of the Americas. The displays are in chronological order from around the 15th century to present day.
Among the interesting displays is a vessel with three levels launched in 1688 and another three-decker model
is the Real Carlos (1766). There is a section devoted to Trafalgar where you can see a portrait of the admiral
who led the Spanish fleet in the famous Battle of Trafalgar of 1805. The Age of Discovery is also covered, the
period when Spain sent out ships into new yet-unchartered waters. It was on one of these trips that Columbus
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came across the Americas. You can see the famous Mappa Mundi (Map of the World) drawn by Juan de la Image Source:
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Cosa in 1500. Juan de la Cosa made 7 voyages to the Americas, two of which were with Columbus. It is the
first known map of the American continent. Note that visitors to the museum need to shop picture I.D. (driver's
license, passport I.D. card etc) to get in because it is a naval facility. Address: Paseo del Prado, 5, 28005 Madrid,
Spain
Phone Number: 91 523 85 16
Admission: €3
Opening Hours: Sept-Jul Tue-Sun 10am-7pm /
Aug Tue-Sun 10am-3pm
Web: http://www.museonavalmadrid.com
Transportation:
Metro: Banco de España.
Bus: 2, 14, 27, 40, 51, 52, or M6

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13:10 Palacio de Comunicaciones
Visit Duration: 1 hour
0.1 KM, 2 minutes walking from Museo Naval de Madrid
In 1904 this building was built to house the telephone and telegraph company as well as the main post office.
It was designed by Antonio Palacios and Joaquin Otamendi and has a grand castle-like eclectic Neo-Gothic,
modern, renaissance and baroque style. The architects used a steel frame technology allowing for the open
spaces within the building from ground floor all the way up to the ceiling of the top floor. This brings in natural
light throughout the building which reflects off the white walls. The building style was influenced by the
predominant architectural styles in the USA at the time. The building is located on Plaza de Cibeles and the
curved façade has many cartouches, pilasters and Gothic-style pinnacles of different heights on a number of
towers. In the building entrance are grand marble staircases. The building interior features stained glass
ceilings and statues of mythological figures. There are tall white marble columns and both the interior and
exterior resemble a cathedral. In 2007 the building became home to the City Hall. There is a museum within
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the building which holds cultural relics and artifacts related to the building's history and the artistry that was Image Source:
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around during the construction. For €2 you can visit the building's rooftop for brilliant views across the city.

Address: Plaza Cibeles, 1, 28014 Madrid, Spain


Phone Number: 91 480 00 08 / tours 914 800
009
Admission: €2
Opening Hours: Tue-Sun 10am-8pm
Web:
http://www.madrid.es/portal/site/munimadrid/menuitem.
Transportation:
Metro: Banco de España.
Bus: 5, 14, 27, 37, 45, 53, or 146

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14:20 Museo Arqueologico Nacional
Visit Duration: 2 hours, 30 mins
0.7 KM, 10 minutes walking from Palacio de Comunicaciones
The National Archaeological Museum of Spain was established in 1867 to house the many ancient treasures
of the royal family. The museum stands on the Plaza de Colon and shares its neoclassical building with the
National Library. The building was built in the 19th century and has since undergone renovations and
extensions in 1963 and in 2008-2013. The museum houses coins, archaeological artifacts, ethnographic
items and decorative arts. By taking in this vast collection one can get an overview of Spanish history from
the prehistoric era to the 19th century and the diverse cultures of the country. Although the collection is
mainly of Spanish artifacts there are a number of exhibits from other locations like Greece, Egypt and
Etruscan artifacts. The museum collection includes beautiful mosaics from Roman villas brought here from
throughout Spain. There is Muslim-era artwork, Mudejar handcrafts, sculptures, Egyptian sarcophagi,
mummies and ceramics. In the museum garden there is a copy of the prehistoric cave paintings in Altamira
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and the museum holds a bust of the Lady of Elche. The museum has a library of publications relating to Image Source:
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archaeology, art and musicology. The museum offers a restaurant, audio guides, guided tours and a souvenir
shop.
Address: C/Serrano, 13, 28001 Madrid, Spain
Phone Number: 91-577-79-12
Admission: Adults €3
Opening Hours: Tue-Sat 9:30am-8pm, Sun
9:30am-3pm
Web: http://www.man.es/man/en/home
Transportation:
Metro: Serrano or Retiro.
Bus: 1, 9, 19, 51, or 74

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Day 2, Wednesday, August 7 2019
10:00 Palacio Real de Madrid
The royal palace has period furnishings, art and a Hall of
Mirrors

12:20 Campo del Moro


A beautiful park with landscaped gardens, fountains and
recreational areas

14:40 Parque de Atracciones


An amusement park with five themed areas

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10:00 Palacio Real de Madrid
Visit Duration: 2 hours
Madrid's Royal Palace was constructed on the site of the old Alcazar fortress which was a Moorish castle.
This is the city's largest building and Western Europe's largest royal palace. It is situated next to the Plaza de
Oriente Square. The castle was originally designed by Filippo Juvarra for the court of Felipe V which
consisted of 3,000 courtiers. The first royal to live here was Carlos III. The palace has continued to be the
royal residence since then and today although the royals no longer live here it is still the official residence.
The construction project was begun in 1737 by Juan Bautista Sacchetti and later Francisco Sabatini and
Ventura Rodriguez took over and saw the project to completion in 1764. The building has a square floor plan
with a central courtyard which is accessed through the Puerta del Principe gate on the east side. The building
has galleries overlooking a parade ground. The palace complex includes the Sabatini and Campo del Moro
Gardens, the palace gardens. The palace interior has many highlights and is decorated and furnished with
valuable period furniture and art work. The main staircase has 70 steps and was designed by Sabatini. The
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Throne Hall has a stunning ceiling mural by Tiepolo and the Hall of Halberdiers was once Carlos III's private Image Source:
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there is a collection of antique string instruments made by Antonio Stradivari. In the Royal Armoury you can
see a large collection of weapons and armour dating back to the 13th century. The Painting Gallery holds Address: Calle Bailén, 4, 28013 Madrid, Spain
some valuable paintings like Salome with the Head of John the Baptist by Caravaggio and Luis Morales' Phone Number: 91-454-87-00
Virgin with Child. There are also paintings by Goya, El Greco, Velazquez, Sorolla, Mengs, Rubens, Giordano Admission: general admission - 11€; reduced
and Juan de Flandes. Other rooms of note are the Royal Guards' Room, the Royal Library, the Hall of Mirrors rate 6€ for citizens 5-16yrs, students up to 25;
and the Columns Room. Visitors can take a guided tour of the palace. The Changing of the Guard takes under 5s free. Free admission for EU citizens
place every Wednesday at 12 noon in the Puerta del Principe, but there is no ceremony in July, August or Oct-March Mon-Thurs 4:00pm-6:00pm and
September. April-Sept 6:00pm-8pm.
Opening Hours: Oct-March - 10:00am-6:00pm;
April-Sept - Daily 10:00am-8pm
Web:
https://www.patrimonionacional.es/real-sitio/palacios/6039
Transportation:
Metro: Opera or Plaza de España.
Bus: 3, 39, or 148

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12:20 Campo del Moro
Visit Duration: 2 hours
1.7 KM, 21 minutes walking from Palacio Real de Madrid
This large urban park lies between the Royal Palace and the Manzanares River and is part of the system of
gardens associated with the palace along with gardens like the Sabatini Gardens. The Campo del Moro is
located behind the Royal Palace and was part of the palace gardens until Queen Isabel II declared it an open
garden-park in 1844. The park may have got its name "Moor's Field" from the site of a camp set up by the
Muslims who laid siege to Madrid in the 1100s. Since then the site has served as a royal hunting ground as
well as a medieval site for jousting tournaments. It was in the 18th century that the 49.42 acres of gardens
were planted. Visitors enter the gardens from the Paseo de la Virgen del Puerto. Within the grounds you will
find landscaped sections which echo the design of the gardens of Versailles as well as less structured
planting, natural woodlands, open lawns and recreational areas. The center piece of the gardens is the
Fountain of Shells (Fuente de las Conchas) which was created by Ventura Rodriguez. Another beautiful
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fountain in the park is the 17th century Fountain of the Triton which once stood in the garden of the Aranjuez Image Source:
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Palace.

Address: Paseo Virgen del Puerto, 3, 28013


Madrid, Spain
Phone Number: 91-454-88-00
Admission:
Opening Hours: Oct-Mar 10am-6pm, Apr-Sep
10am-8pm
Web: http://www.patrimonionacional.es/
Transportation:
Metro: Príncipe Pío.
Bus: 26, 33, 39, 41, 138, or 500

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14:40 Parque de Atracciones
Visit Duration: 3 hours
1.4 KM, 19 minutes walking from Campo del Moro
Parque de Attracciones is an amusement park in Casa de Campo, Madrid's largest park. The amusement
park is divided into five areas each with its own theme – machines, Main avenue, nature, relax and kids area.
You can see shows and entertainment within the park including puppet shows. Among the amusement park's
delights are restaurants, a maze, pony rides and more than 40 thrilling amusement park rides. The park's
main roller coaster reaches speeds up to 80km/h and takes riders swinging out into the air at a 180° angle
above the park. Other top thrills in the park include a 63 meter high free-fall ride. The park has water rides
and an area where the rides are slower and more relaxing. You can take a boat ride through the jungle or ride
on the 15 meter high Ferris wheel. Younger visitors will find the same exciting rides made to suit them. Little
ones will also love the mini-train ride and the playground. The park performance venue, Auditorio del Parque
de Atracciones, hosts every kind of show imaginable from pop and rock concerts to classical musical
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performances. The facility can seat 3,500 in the auditorium. Image Source:
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Address: Casa de Campo s/n, 28011 Madrid,


Spain
Phone Number: 91-463-29-00
Admission: Adult €31.90, Child 24.90
Opening Hours: 12pm-12am depending on
season
Web: http://www.parquedeatracciones.es
Transportation: Take the teleférico cable car;
microbuses take you the rest of the way.
Alternatively, take the suburban train from Plaza
de España to Entrada de Batán

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Day 3, Thursday, August 8 2019
09:00 Teleferico
This cable car travels to the Parque Casa de Campo

10:45 Casa de Campo


The city's largest park with a lake and many attractions and
sports facilities

13:15 Zoo Aquarium de


Madrid
3,000 animals live in this zoo and aquarium which covers
3,000m²

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09:00 Teleferico
Visit Duration: 1 hour
The teleferico Madrid is a cable car which takes you up above the city from the Paseo del Pintor Rosales
Street terminal, near Templo de Debod and the Arguelles metro station and travels all the way to the Parque
Casa de Campo. The journey takes you across the River Manzanares and the park where you can see the
city skyline and many famous sites like the Royal Palace and La Almudena Cathedral. The cable car was
Swiss built and began operating in 1969; they use the most advanced technology for this kind of eco-friendly
transportation. The 80 cable car cabins rise to a maximum of 40 meters off the ground and the journey covers
2.5km in 11 minutes. At the final stop you will find a restaurant, bars and brilliant views across the city from
the restaurant terrace. There are telescopes for you to see the view better and it is a great way to reach the
park which is Madrid's "green lung." Tickets can be bought at the ticket office or online at a discount rate. A
one way ride costs €4 and a round trip ticket costs €5.8. If you book 7 days in advance you get a slight
discount at €5.2. You can buy a combo ticket which includes entrance to several attractions or a meal.
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Depending on the time of year the cable car operates from 11:00/12:00 to 16:00/18:00/19:00/19:30/20:00 or Image Source:
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Address: Cable car leaves from Paseo del Pintor


Rosales (Metro Arguelles) and Casa de Campo
Station Madrid
Phone Number: 91-541-11-18
Admission: €4.20-€5.90
Opening Hours: 11am-9pm, Varies according to
month
Web: http://www.teleferico.com
Transportation:
Metro: Plaza de España or Argüelles.
Bus: 21

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10:45 Casa de Campo
Visit Duration: 2 hours
9.3 KM, 46 minutes by transit from Teleferico
Madrid's largest park covers 4200 acres (1,722 hectares) in the Moncloa-Aravaca district west of central
Madrid. The park is actually an extension of Monte del Pardo and is one of the largest parks in Europe and
the largest in Spain. King Filipe II purchased the area together with the Vargas family's Country House (Casa
de Campo) when he moved the Court to Madrid in 1553. The area became a hunting ground under Fernando
VI because of its proximity to the Royal Palace. Under Carlos III in the 18th century livestock and farming was
introduced to the parklands. Under the 2nd republic the land no longer belonged to the Crown and became
public parkland. In the 1930s the front lines of the Spanish Civil War siege of Madrid ran through this area but
following the war the park was reopened to the public in 1946. Visitors can still see several historic sites in the
park including the Palacio de los Vargas, La Tapia, the Reservado and the Puente de la Culebra a bridge
dating back to 1782. There are even former trenches and bunkers left over from the Civil War. Visitors to the
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park can arrive by teleferico (cable car) which runs between Paseo del Pintor Rosales and the park. The park Image Source:
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has open lawns, beautiful flower beds and many trees as well as several attractions. A central feature of the
park is the large lake where you can enjoy water activities. Several small animals live in the park's three
ecosystems, the oak, pine and river groves. The amusement park, Parque de Atracciones, is located in the Address: Parque Casa de Campo, Avenida de
park. There are recreational sports facilities in the park for athletics, tennis, football and even swimming. The Portugal, s/n, 28011 Madrid
park is home to the Madrid Zoo where there is also a substantial aquarium. The ark is home to the large Phone Number: 91 479 60 02 Guided Tours - 91
Madrid Arena which hosts major sporting events. The park's Venta de Batan is an enclosure where bulls are 526 77 03
kept in the days running up to a bullfight at Las Ventas Bullring. There are restaurants in the park including Admission:

those representing cuisine from different regions in Spain along the Gastronomic Walk, housed in the former Opening Hours: Daily 7am-9pm
Web: http://www.lacasadecampo.net/index.html
pavilions of the Feria de Campo Trade Fair.
Transportation:
Metro: Lago, Casa de Campo or Batán

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13:15 Zoo Aquarium de Madrid
Visit Duration: 3 hours
1.7 KM, 31 minutes by transit from Casa de Campo
Situated in the Casa de Campo is Madrid's zoo and aquarium which is home to approximately 3,000 animals
and sea creatures. This is one of Spain's best zoos and covers 20 hectares. The zoo grounds are planted
with fauna from the various natural habitats of the animals so that the animal's natural surroundings are
recreated. Among the most popular animals in the zoo are the giant pandas and koalas. The zoo has a
3,000m² Aviary with about 60 species of birds of prey. There are bird shows and snake shows as well as a
petting zoo with familiar farm animals. In the petting zoo, or La Granja (the Farm) kids can touch and feed the
animals and even have pony rides. At the aquarium you can see dolphin and sea lion shows several times a
day. There are 35 tanks holding more than 200 species of marine life. The aquarium specializes in tropical
sea creatures. There is one of the most extensive displays of coral in Europe. There are 90 minutes guided
tours of the Dolphinarium which gets you up-close to the dolphins and shows you behind-the-scenes where
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the dolphins are trained and live. These tours must be booked by email in advance. There are restaurants in Image Source:
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the zoo and you can take a boat or mini-train tour of the site. During the summer the zoo aquarium stays
open until midnight. There are a number of special workshops and activities that can be bought in addition to
the entrance tickets like interaction with the elephants, meeting the dolphins, sleeping over in the zoo or Address: Casa de Campo s/n, 28011 Madrid,
behind-the-scenes-tours. Be sure to check out the zoo website for details of the daily programs. Spain
Phone Number: 902 345 014
Admission: €9.20-€22.95
Opening Hours: 10:30am-12am, varies monthly
Web: http://www.zoomadrid.com
Transportation:
Metro: Batán.
Bus: 33

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Day 4, Friday, August 9 2019
10:00 Museo Nacional Centro
de Arte Reina Sofia
This museum houses an excellent collection of modern and
contemporary art

12:50 Museo del Ferrocarril


See the largest collection of railway artifacts in Europe

15:05 El Planetario de Madrid


Here you can see screenings, use the telescopes and see
exhibitions

17:10 Parque Tierno Galvan


A central park with several attractions and great views of the
city

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10:00 Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia
Visit Duration: 2 hours, 30 mins
The Reina Sofia National Museum is housed within a building which housed an 18th century hospital. The
building underwent renovations and was extended in 1992 and 2005 and is a declared National Monument.
The addition of glass and steel elevators and extensions took the building into the 21st century. The museum
houses modern and contemporary art work with permanent sections covering pop art, minimal art and
abstract art. In all there are about 20,000 works. The collections are currently divided into three sections
covering 1900-1945; 1945-1968 and 1962-1982. A large part of the collection is work by contemporary
Spanish artists including Picasso, Miro and Dali. The museum highlights include works by Picasso like
Guernica and Woman in Blue. There are works by Miro (Portrait II) and Dali (Landscapes at Cadaques) as
well as Jose Solana (The Gathering at the Café del Pombo) and Francis Bacon. You can see works by Antoni
Muntadas, Tapies, Alfonso Ponce de Leon, Ivan Zulueta, Luis Gordillo, Helio Oiticica, Henry Moore, Jose Luis
Alexanco, Antonio Saura, Oscar Dominguez, Julio Gonzalez, Juan Gris, Greco, Oyvind Fahlstrom and
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Miralda. The museum has a library of more than 10,000 books, 100,000 monographs and thousands of Image Source:
videos, audio tapes, photographs and magazines devoted to 20th century art. The museum hosts special http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Museo_Nacional_Centro_de_Arte_Reina

events and holds workshops and activities.


Address: Sabatini Bld, 52 Santa Isabel St.
Madrid; Nouvel Bld. Ronda de Atocha St. Madrid;
Parque de El Retiro Venues, Palacio de Cristal
and Palacio de Velazquez, Parque del Retiro,
Madrid.
Phone Number: 91 774 1000
Admission: €8
Opening Hours: Mon 10am-9pm, Wed-Sat
10am-9pm, Sun 10am-7pm
Web: http://www.museoreinasofia.es/en

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12:50 Museo del Ferrocarril / Railway Museum
Visit Duration: 2 hours
1.4 KM, 19 minutes walking from Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia
Madrid's Railway Museum holds one of Europe's largest collections of railway related artifacts. It is located in
Las Delicias station which was designed by Gustave Eiffel in 1880. The historic 19th century railway station
provides the perfect backdrop to the large collection of classic trains. The station has a high ceiling and glass
sides which let in natural daylight and visitors can see the signal bridge which operated from 1932. You can
explore several sections of the station which each display a different aspect of railway history including
railway station clocks, exhibits about the rail infrastructure and traction. Madrid's railway heritage can be
traced through the displays which include large steam locomotives and you can learn about the development
of rail transportation across the country and through Europe. Tren de la Fresa or the Strawberry Train is one
of the favorites in the museum; this historic train runs between Madrid and Aranjuez in the Spring and
Autumn. Visitors can see inside the restaurant cars and passenger carriages to see how conditions of
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traveling changed over the years. Steam, electric and diesel trains are on display. On the same site are a Image Source:
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Photographic Library, Railway Library, Railway Historic Archives and Consultation Room. The museum opens
Tuesday to Friday 09:30-15:00, Sunday 10:00-15:00 and in Saturdays 10:00- 20:00. Like most Madrid
museums it is closed on Mondays. Address: Madrid Railway Museum,Plaza de las
Delicias, 61, 28045, Madrid
Phone Number: 902 22 88 22
Admission: €6
Opening Hours: Jun-Sept Tue-Sun 10am-3pm /
Oct-May Mon-Thu 9:30am-3pm, Fri 10am-6pm,
Sat-Sun 10am-8pm
Web: http://www.museodelferrocarril.org
Transportation:
Metro: Delicias

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15:05 El Planetario de Madrid
Visit Duration: 2 hours
1.2 KM, 15 minutes walking from Museo del Ferrocarril
This is one of two planetariums in Madrid and the closest to the city center. The site is located in Madrid
Tierno Galvan Park at an altitude of 600 meters above sea level, placing it perfectly for star gazing. It is
housed in an attractive building created in 1986. Visitors can see screenings about the planets and night sky,
look through large telescopes and see an exhibition which covers the history of the planet in chronological
order. You can see scale models of the planets, Earth and the universe. The exhibits in the Astronomer's
Room include featured displays of Halley Comet, the Southern Hemisphere and the Exploration of Neptune.
The Exhibit Hall is housed in a different part of the building and here you'll find theme displays and interactive
activities. In the 28 meter high Observation Tower you can look through a refractory telescope. There is a
video room where live feeds are show of the planets. The main attraction is the large cupola where an
auditorium allows visitors to look up at the inner cupola to projections which recreate the cosmos. 100 slide
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projectors are used to create the images on the inner dome surrounding the audience with panoramic views Image Source:
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of the stars and planets. 50 more special effect projectors recreate the solar system, black holes, exploding
stars and outer galaxies.
Address: Avenida Planetario, 16, 28045 Madrid,
Spain
Phone Number: +34 91 467 34 61
Admission: 3.60€ adults, 1.65€ children 2-14 and
seniors 65 and over. Free entry to exhibitions
Opening Hours: Seasonal Tue-Fri (excluding
festivals) 9:30am-1:45pm and 5-7:45pm; Sat-Sun
and festivals (excluding Mon) 11am-1:45pm and
5pm-8:45pm
Web:
http://www.planetmad.es/planetario/general.html

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17:10 Parque Tierno Galvan
Visit Duration: 1 hour, 30 mins
0.2 KM, 3 minutes walking from El Planetario de Madrid
This 45 hectare park is located in the Arganzuela District in the southeastern part of the city and is one of
Madrid's newest and largest parks. One of the main roads of Madrid runs through the park. Construction and
planting of the park began in 1986 and is named after the mayor at the time. Visitors can see a statue of
Enrique Tierno Galvan in the park. Tierno Galvan Park has great views across the city. The attractions in the
park include Madrid's planetarium, an IMAX Cinema, the Railway Museum, the Angel Nieto Motorcycle
Museum and an outdoor performance area which can seat 5,000. The park has large open grassy areas,
many trees and flower beds. There are a number of small animals and many birds which live in the park. The
park has a large man-made lake where you can sail model boats. The park is a great place to jog, cycle,
practice golf and enjoy the playgrounds.
Image By: RICHTEA
Image Source:
http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parque_de_Enrique_Tierno_Galv%C3%

Address: Calle Meneses, 4, 28045 Madrid, Spain


and Avenida Planetario, s/n, Madrid
Phone Number: 91-588-29-00
Admission:
Opening Hours: 24/7
Transportation:
Metro: Méndez Álvaro.
Bus: 102 or 148

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