Téléferico de Madrid!!!

Oh I am so glad to look at this post again, and revise/updated it from 2018 post. This is really memories of youth where it was a challenge taking this téléferico or cable car of Madrid over from parque del oeste to casa de campo!! I was very happy to bring my girlfriend and then dear wife here and later with the boys and last in 2017 as my dear late wife Martine passed away from the terrible cancer in 2018. We must fight more against it.

Moving right along in my beloved Madrid, let me tell you about a ride I enjoyed since childhood and probably one of the first persons to tried it…. My dear late mother Gladys was always looking for inexpensive ways to entertained me and as we lived in Madrid for several years , just after the cable car opened, we certaintly was there right away. The ride is short the thrill of a boy huge, and the experiences and memories to last a lifetime.

Like said, the Téléferico or cable car is a must for me while in Madrid, even if now older and my boys older it is the memories that count and the thrill is still there even if sadder it is a must. I have to say here that is not the same visiting than living, and if lived, the memories are forever as I had a great time each time in Madrid. Or Madrid to heaven and a hole in the sky to look down on it everyday! I think for my memories and all those families coming ,thinking of coming or repeat a show of it is worth it me think. So here it is, the Teleferico de Madrid!

The Teleférico of Rosales aka of Madrid starts from the Paseo del Pintor Rosales to arrive at the Plaza de los Pasos Perdidos of Casa del Campo at  a spot call Cerro Garabitas. In this terminal there is a restaurant-cafeteria and a car park and in the Paseo de Rosales another car park, with 350 places, and a restaurant, EL Balcon de Rosales, which unfortunately has closed and there is talk of doing a library there now by the city.

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A bit of history I like

The company Teleférico de Rosales, S.A. was created in 1967. After the city of Madrid had granted it a lease for 35 years on a parcel of land of 1500 meters in the park of Casa del Campo for its installations.   The cable car was built in one year by the Swiss company Von Roll. The Cable was inaugurated in 1969. Since March 2012, it has a digital planetarium which, on the first Sunday of each month, offers simulations encompassing the sky from day to night.

The cable car is a bicable system. It has 80 cabins, each of which has a capacity of five persons, and runs a distance of 2 457 meters, at a maximum height of 40 meters. The engine station is 627 meters above sea level as from Alicante and the twin train station at 651 meters. It has a capacity of 1 200 passengers/hour and its speed is 3.5 meters per second. The journey lasts 11 minutes in direct sunlight, above a desert park.

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You , also, can see on clear days , just begun the journey, the parque de la Rosaleda and parque del Oeste, which in spring will find very florid and colored. As we move away from the point of embarkation, the view towards Madrid improves. Soon we will be struck by the photograph that can be made of the Royal Palace and the Cathedral of the Almudena. If you look a bitn we will also see the triangular roof of the Royal Theater protruding from the left side of the palace. Nearby are also the tower of Madrid and the Edificio (building) España (Spain), which emerge from the Plaza de España. When the thickness of the trees allows it, one can also distinguish the temple of Debod.

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Looking down we will find the train station of Príncipe Pio, the hermitage of San Antonio de la Florida and the Manzanares River. When we cross the M-30, a few meters from the entrance of the cars to the tunnel, we begin to fly over the Casa del Campo. Its silhouette shows the platform of the Moncloa lighthouse (Faro), the Picasso tower and the inclined gate towers of Europe(Puerta de Europa). A little more to the left we see the complex of the four towers (Cuatro Torres), the highest skyscrapers in Madrid. Here my old home of the sports city or Ciudad Deportiva de Madrid old training grounds of the Real Madrid CF!

Upon arriving at destination ,looking to the front, we have the Casa del Campo. To the right, the large expanse of the park, with its immense grove mainly of holm oaks and pine trees accompanied by countless shrubs. And in the background, the relief of the Sierra de Madrid. On the left side the lake is hidden among the trees, but sometimes it can be located because a large stream of water tends to emerge from its central point. A little further ahead we will see the amusement park (Parque de Atracciones), easy to distinguish by the structure of the roller coaster.

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You get to the cable car or Téléferico on metro Argûelles lines 3, 4, and 6, as well as bus lines 21 , 62 , and 74 or walking from Gran Via thru Plaza de España.

Some webpages to help you plan your trip here are

The official Téléferico webpage: https://www.telefericomadrid.es/

The tourist office of Madrid on the Téléferico: https://www.esmadrid.com/en/tourist-information/madrid-teleferico

And the story is told , in prime time , memories forever. Hope you and your family enjoy this wonderful cable car ride in Madrid.

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all!!!

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3 Comments to “Téléferico de Madrid!!!”

  1. Thanks for the lovely story. I’ve visited Madrid more than 10 times, and I don’t know how every time I postponed taking this ride. I hope I will visit again soon and enjoy the cablecar ride.

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