Want to enjoy Madrid? You're in luck, because the new Metro tourism map is here!
The new map has been radically redesigned to make it more intuitive, attractive and useful for users. It is bilingual, divided into areas of cultural and commercial interest and includes the names of the capital’s main streets. It includes 68 more tourist attractions, such as the Fundación Canal and the Cerro del Tío Pío Park, in addition to the 59 that appeared in the previous edition, all in areas that can be reached by the Metro.
As well as theatres, markets, parks and museums, the map shows the Metro Museums themselves, such as the Engine Shed, the exhibition of classic trains in Chamartín, the Pacífico Hall designed by Antonio Palacios and Chamberí station. They are all open to the public at weekends and can be visited free of charge (with a guide) by making an appointment on the Metro Museums website.
The printed version of the tourist map has an initial print run of half a million copies and will be available at the main Metro stations such as Sol, Callao and Moncloa. A digital version is also available, which can be downloaded both from the underground website and the official app.
A fascinating story
Many of us discovered Metro thanks to our essential pocket maps. Things were different then. There was no internet or mobile phones and the map was a faithful companion, always ready to show you the right route to your destination. It taught you how to get around the network and how to discover Madrid. A marvel.
And they are very much loved. Did you know that the Metro maps were chosen in 2010, by popular vote, as one of the elements to be preserved as a symbol of Madrid in the time capsule that was buried under the monument to Cervantes, with the Euro, the Constitution and the map of Madrid? Learn many more details of its fascinating history in the following Locos X El Metro link.