Madrid Rises

Street Route 

This route through central Madrid will take you to some of the most ancient places standing in the city today (as well as some of the not so ancient!) as you follow its rise from an Arab fortress on a cliff to the city of grand palaces and squares that ruled an empire.Are you up for it? Solve the TripMonsters challenges and find out how people lived as the small town of Madrid became the capital of all Spain.


3.2 km


3 Hours





Plaza de Oriente
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Here are some great things to know about Madrid Rises!

  • We give you instructions about how to get to the starting point (see below). Once you’re within a couple of kilometres, you’ll see the starting point on a special interactive map so there’s no problems getting there.
  • Once you’ve started, we’ll show you where to go next each time on the interactive map – it’s super easy to get from one location to the next!
  • You don’t need to pay to go inside anywhere to enjoy the route. Everything is accessible outside or where places are free to enter.
  • If you want a break, you can stop whenever you want and start again later. You can even come back another day and pick up where you left off!
  • And like all TripMonsters routes, you can play Madrid Rises offline if you don’t want to use mobile data. Once it has downloaded (you have to be online for that!) you can switch off mobile data and enjoy the route. Just leave location enabled if prompted – this doesn’t use any data but you’ll need it to follow the map to your locations.

Starting Point

Puerta del Sol

Install the app and you're good to go

Simply download it, choose your route, and start exploring.


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