Madrid, a world city and the capital of Spain, is one of the main financial centres of Southern Europe. Modern buildings stand side by side with neo-classical constructions. Running in Madrid means admiring both its business districts and its ancient squares.
Very close to the geographical centre of the Iberian Peninsula, Madrid lies on the Meseta plateau, between 600 and 700 m above sea level. This makes Madrid the second highest European capital, after Andorra la Vella. The city is in constant motion, with a chaotic atmosphere all its own. However, there are some pleasant green spaces where you can recharge your batteries. One of the best places to run in Madrid is Retiro Park. Some of our routes will take you on a tour of the park and show you the many monuments that surround it. One of them is the Atocha train station, the oldest in Spain, which houses a tropical garden!In the heart of the city, you will also discover the Temple of Debod, an authentic Egyptian temple dismantled and then rebuilt in Madrid. Or the Puerta del Sol, which is the ground zero of the roads leading out of the capital. By running or walking, we will take you to the foot of the Metropolis building, built at the beginning of the 20th century in a French Beaux-Arts style. Its round tower is covered with thousands of gold sheets !
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Our running routes in
Parque Madrid Río
Head into the heart of Madrid Río, a vast green space on the banks of the River Manzanares, and take a deep breath. Then, take a few moments to admire the beautiful contrast between the Baroque Puente de Toldeo and the modern Puente de Arganzuela.
Parque del Oeste #2
Discover the neighbourhood of Chamberí, between the park and the town, passing through the Cuartel del Conde Duque, with a quick detour through the Parque del Oeste and the Temple of Debod.
La Latina #2
Gaze upon the Puerta de Toledo, take a snack break in the bustling lane of Cava Baja, marvel at the Royal Basilica of San Francisco and cross the unmissable Plaza Mayor. In short, you will simply not know where to look!
The Spanish Capital
This route stretches from the Retiro Park to the Royal Palace, and will give you the opportunity to admire some of Madrid’s very best landmarks! The Madrid Atocha Railway Station, the Plaza Mayor and the Puerta del Sol are just a few of the many interesting sites to see.
From the Paseo del Prado to the Almudena Cathedral, it's time to visit the centre of Madrid. You will come across the Espacio Fundación Telefónica, Saint Michael's Basilica and the Casa de Cervantes.
Explore the city of Madrid and its very best attractions: the Plaza de España, the Temple of Debod, the Gran Vía, the Teatro Royal, the Plaza de Oriente, the Crystal Palace and more! Tempted? Let's go!
With colourful buildings, beautiful little squares and a festive atmosphere, you will be truly enchanted by Malasaña. Take a tour of the area to learn about the Gran Vía, the Plaza de España, and the Church of Saint Anthony of the Germans.
Discovering El Retiro
Weave your way through the rose garden as you discover this royal wonderland. Along your way, the city's most ionic landmarks will pop up one after another, so look out for the Prado Museum and the Crystal Palace! Mind you don't lose track of time though, the park shuts at night!