Madrid City Tour
Madrid Destino offers -under a concession agreement- a tourist service to visitors: the Madrid City Tour sightseeing bus.
This bus allows users to get an initial feeling for the city with two different bus routes that travel to some of its most iconic places. It offers audio guides in 14 languages (Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Japanese, Dutch, Chinese, Arabic, Catalan, Basque and Galician).
For more information visit: Madrid City Tour.
T-shirts featuring iconic sights from Madrid’s 21 districts
Madrid is much more than just the city centre and its most representative buildings. The city has 21 districts that are full of historic sites and monuments, parks and a host of other attractions that are well worth discovering and have been turned into a campaign to promote tourism in the city. Madrid Destino has also designed t-shirts featuring iconic sights from each district, which it sells in Madrid Shop in Plaza Mayor Tourist Information Centre.
The image chosen to represent the City Centre is the corrala (a residential building typical of Madrid’s architecture); for Moncloa, the Faro observation tower; for San Blas-Canillejas, Quinta de los Molinos Park; for Arganzuela, Matadero Madrid; for Barajas, El Capricho Park; for Carabanchel, the Press Colony (Colonia de la Prensa); for Chamartín, Santiago Bernabéu Stadium; for Chamberí, Sorolla Museum; for Ciudad Lineal, La Almudena Cemetery; for Fuencarral-El Pardo, El Pardo Royal Palace and Park; for Hortaleza, Silo de Hortaleza; for La Latina, Puente de Segovia bridge; for Moratalaz, Moratalaz Park; for Puente de Vallecas, El Cerro del Tío Pío Park; for Retiro, the lake in El Retiro Park; for Salamanca, Dalí’s set of sculptures; for Tetuán, Mercado de Maravillas (Market of Marvels); for Usera, The Lady of the Manzanares; for Vicálvaro, the Parish Church of Santa María la Antigua; for Villa de Vallecas, The Church of San Pedro Ad Víncula; and for Villaverde, La Nave (the old Boetticher factory).
For more information visit: https://www.esmadrid.com/en/21-destinations-madrid.
Faro de Moncloa
Madrid Destino also manages El Faro de Moncloa, a spectacular observation deck from which visitors can view important historic sites and monuments -such as the Royal Palace, La Almudena Cathedral, the Telefónica building in the avenue of Gran Vía and the Cuatro Torres skyscrapers- and admire the peaks of the Guadarrama mountains. The observation deck has a railing that displays information, providing an overview of the growth and evolution of the city over the course of its history. The Faro also offers an innovative new service: Faro Explorer, an augmented virtual reality tool that enables users to enjoy one of the best views of the city from a height of 92 metres, complete with spectacular close-ups and relevant information on the capital’s most unique buildings, in addition to other features.
For more information visit: https://www.esmadrid.com/en/tourist-information/faro-de-moncloa.