To get a bird’s eye view of Madrid, hop aboard the Teleférico de Madrid cable car — a popular form of transportation that’s been ferrying passengers to and from Casa de Campo park since 1969. During it’s 1.5-mile (2.5-kilometer) journey — it lasts about 10 minutes — the cable car passes over the Manzanares River and offers views of many iconic Madrid sites, including Plaza de España, Royal Palace, Almudena Cathedral, Parque del Oeste and the Chapel of San Antonio de la Florida.
At Casa de Campo Park at the top of the cable car, visitors will find a restaurant and terrace affording some of the best panoramic views anywhere in Madrid. The restaurant serves typical Spanish fare, including paella and sangria.
The cable car can get quite busy on the weekends, particularly when the weather is nice, as families head to the park for a picnic.