Fantastic day biking around Madrid

A day biking around MadridFantastic day biking around Madrid  |  Madrid, Spain  |  The best decision take was to rent a public bicycle by BiciMAD and biked all over Madrid. The bikes are fantastic and electrically motorized, if you choose to use that feature. Great for a city like Madrid, with so many hills. Let early from the station locate right next to my hotel, the iconic Hotel Ritz by Belmond. A fantastic way to explore the city, at your own pace, having access to places and landmarks in a completely different way, which happen to be a marvelous day. The process is easy, just get your BiciMAD Card, get some credit and start biking. First stop was Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor, Almudena Cathedral, Royal Palace and Plaza España. 

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A day biking around Madrid A day biking around Madrid A day biking around Madrid A day biking around Madrid A day biking around Madrid A day biking around Madrid A day biking around Madrid A day biking around Madrid A day biking around Madrid A day biking around Madrid A day biking around Madrid A day biking around Madrid A day biking around Madrid A day biking around Madrid A day biking around Madrid A day biking around Madrid A day biking around Madrid A day biking around Madrid A day biking around Madrid A day biking around MadridBack to Plaza Mayor, to enjoy a local lunch at one of my favorite restaurants at EBOLI. Great way to relax, stretch my legs and enjoy some local delights. 
A day biking around Madrid A day biking around Madrid A day biking around MadridNext and final stop after biking along Cibeles, Palacio de Cibeles and Puerta de Alcala,  was Parque del Retiro, beginning by my favorite entrance the Felipe IV gate. From there to Palacio de Crystal “Crystal Palace”, the statue of the Fallen Angel and the monument to Alfonso XII. BTW.!!! Did you know that the Statue of the Fallen Angel or the Dark Angel, was thought to be for many years the only of its kind depicting Lucifer. The truth is, that there are two others around the world, one in Italy and the other one in New York. Funny enough, the exact altitude where the statue is located is 666 mts. over sea level. The number of the beast. Coincidence ?
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