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Teleferico Madrid Cable Car Guide

One of the more unique and fun family attractions of Madrid is the Teleferico de Madrid cable car. The Teleferico cable car silently transports passengers from the edge of the Parque del Oeste to the centre of the huge Casa de Campo Park. This peaceful method to view the cityscape of Madrid provides stunning views of the Royal Palace, the cathedral, Manzanares River and parklands of western Madrid. The Teleferico cable car is a popular tourist activity and an enjoyable method to see the city at a completely different angle.

Teleferico Cable Car Tourist Information

The Teleferico de Madrid cable car is open every day between 12:00 until 21:00 during the summer months, with the hours significantly reducing during the early spring and late autumn. In the winter the cable car is only open at the weekends. A single ticket costs €3.75 with a return ticket price is €5.50. The single journey takes 11 minutes and travels just under 2.5km.

There are two stations on the teleferico madrid cable car; Rosales and Casa de Campo. The most accessible station for tourists is the Rosales station which is located to the southern end of Parque del Oeste, just a 5 minutes walk from the Temple of Debod and the closest metro station is Argüelles. The cable car is unique as it is a bi cable design able to take up to 1,200 passengers per hour. The cable car has a maximum of 80 cabins which  travel at 7.8 miles an hour.

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