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Bus Tour of Madrid to View the City from the Heights

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Written by damien

You can either be a newcomer to the city of Madrid or have lived here for a few years already, but the chances are that you may never have had the opportunity to see the city from a leisurely angle and from the heights.

That’s why the team from ShMadrid thinks it may be worth investing the time and money to take a scheduled panoramic tour of Madrid on one of the specially commissioned double-decker tour buses that you’ll find in the city.

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Experience a Bus Tour

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Anyone who has ever done so will tell you that bus tours can be a great way to get around and see all of the city’s fantastic monuments and sights. Choosing to sit on the top deck of the bus guarantees marvelous and uninterrupted views of Madrid, that you’ll never see from the window of a car, a train or while walking on foot.

Passengers on the bus are issued with headphones, allowing them an ongoing commentary of all the sites being visited and in a choice of eight major languages. In addition, these passengers on the bus are provided with a map of Madrid as well as discount vouchers, allowing subsidized entry to the city’s museums, monuments, attractions and restaurants.

If you want to take the time to visit one of these attractions, all you need to do is hop on and off the bus as it stops at its various landmarks, or even start one route, and join another at one of the interconnecting stops.

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But don’t just visit Madrid’s best monuments and museums, also take the time to relax at some of most beautiful parks in the city. A park is the perfect location to rest and have a little picnic.

Go to one of the best bakeries in the city, stop at the supermarket for a few essential ingredients, and you are all set to go. Don’t forget your picnic blanket, so you will be nice and comfortable with your children or other half.

By the time you have finished your bus tour, one thing for sure is that your knowledge of the city and its history will certainly be more advanced, and may even be enough to help you make that final decision to make Madrid your home, at least for a while…

Have you already done a bus tour? Was it worth it?

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Originally from France, Damien has made Spain his home. He loves languages, learning, food and startups.

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