The Community of Madrid presents the new Metro tourist map with more than 100 points of interest
The Community of Madrid has presented the new Metro tourist map today, which compiles the main points of interest that can be accessed using the underground network. The Regional Minister of Transport, Mobility and Infrastructure, David Pérez, presented the initiative at the region's stand at the International Tourism Fair (FITUR), together with the Regional Minister for Culture, Tourism and Sport, Marta Rivera De la Cruz.
"The relaunch of this map, in collaboration with the Regional Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Sport, implies a radical change in its design, which is more intuitive, attractive and useful for users. It is bilingual, divided into areas of cultural and commercial interest and includes the names of the main streets of the Spanish capital", Pérez pointed out.
It also includes 68 new points of tourist interest, such as the Canal Foundation and the Cerro del Tío Pío Park, in addition to the 59 that already appeared in the previous edition, making a total of 127 spaces located in areas that can be reached by Metro.
In addition to theatres, markets, parks and museums, the recommendations also include Metro de Madrid's museum spaces such as the Nave de Motores, the exhibition of classic trains in Chamartín, the Antonio Palacios hall in Pacífico, and Chamberí station. All of them are open to the public every weekend and can be visited free of charge (with a guide) by booking an appointment on the company's museum website.
For his part, Rivera De la Cruz underlined the "high rating that the Metro network obtains among tourists", a perception that "without doubt, can
benefit from initiatives such as this map, which will bring the attractions of Madrid as a destination closer to our visitors."
The printed version of this plan, of which the first print run will be of
500,000 copies can be found in the main stations of the Metro network, such as Sol, Callao and Moncloa. It will also be available in a digital version, for downloading from both the suburban website and the official mobile app.
MURAL AT SANTO DOMINGO STATION
Within the framework of FITUR as well, the underground will continue with the redecoration of the Santo Domingo station (line 2), adding a new mural to the one installed last year when the Dominican Republic was a partner country at the fair.
On that occasion, the artist Wanda Cortorreal showed the richness of the island's music, beaches and wild life. This year, four other artists from the Caribbean country wanted to capture their diversity with scenes of music, dance, the sea and crops. A work full of colour and movement, focused on the enjoyment of the senses, which will be exhibited at the station from 20 January.