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The new Gran Via metro station – What does it look like inside? Finally the works on the Gran Via metro station are finished and as it is 3 minutes away from our bike shop Trixi Madrid we went to see it. Impressive! It has several floors, 13 escalators, 4 new lifts and it is now connected underground with the train network “Renfe Cercanías Sol”. Gran Via also has a small museum with archaeological remains found during excavations and a ceramic mural in the lobby representing the original entrance pavilion, designed by the famous architect Antonio Palacios 100 years ago. The original pavilion was recreated in the new works and

Metro Gran Vía: Our bike rental and bike tour shop in Madrid is located in the city centre, close to the metro stations “Sevilla” and “Sol”. We are happy that the third metro station near to us – GRAN VÍA – will reopen on July 16th after more then 1.000 days of closure and modernisation work. Metro Gran Vía station, formerly “Red de San Luis”, was one of the first eight stations of the Madrid Metro on its inauguration in October 1919. During Franco’s time it received the name of “José Antonio”, and, in 1984 it was called again “Gran Vía”. The moderanisation has been carried out to create a

Bike Tours Madrid – We are back… …doing our bike tours respecting the guidelines and recommendations for our Tour Guides – developed by Spanish Tourism Quality Institute (ICTE): “Measures to reduce the spread of SARS-CoV-2” New rules for mask use in Spain came into effect on June 26. Spain continues to require the use of face masks in all indoor public spaces; however, masks are no longer required outdoors as long as 1.5 meters of social distancing can be maintained. Our tour guide will inform clients about applicable prevention and hygiene measures, and also about restrictions, limitations or modifications to the service to prevent contagion. The safe distance between the

5th of July, 2021: Mercado de San Miguel Re-Opens! With this nice welcome, the San Miguel market in Madrid reopens again, after being closed for 9 months due to the pandemic. The San Miguel market, located next to the Plaza Mayor, was inaugurated in May 1916 as a food market and is one of the few and best examples of iron architecture in the city. In 2009 it became the first gastronomic market in Madrid and today it is the city's gastronomic temple, with nationally and internationally renowned chefs. If you want to get to know it, sign up for one of our bike tours, such as the Highlights Bike
23rd of April is World Book Day 2021! “I know that I smelled a jasmine in childhood one afternoon, and the afternoon did not exist" (Francisco Brines, Cervantes Prize 2020) is the verse on the poster of the book day 2021. The World Book Day is celebrated on 23rd April because on the same date, 23.April 1616, coincidentally, Cervantes and Shakespeare, two of the great figures of world literature, died. It has been celebrated since 1995 and Madrid was no less than the first World Book Capital. The 23rd of April is a Friday and so a day to take it easy and enjoy strolling around the streets of Madrid.

Price Circus Madrid Let’s celebrate the magic and illusion of the circus! Let’s see, there are days for everything, Adn’s day (??), book day, fun day at work…really? ¡Come on!! ¡More than nerdy! But we didn’t want to miss the Circus Day on 17th April, a theme that in these times brings joy to young and old and allows us to escape and enter a world of dreams and magic. A good opportunity to introduce you to the emblematic Circo Price in Madrid. “Price”, doesn’t sound very Spanish, does it? …. To know the history of this circus you have to go back to the 19th century! Thomas Price, an

Easter in Madrid Normally, during “Semana Santa” the Spanish capital is full of processions, celebrations and concerts, but this year all the festivities had to be cancelled in order to avoid crowds of people. Nevertheless, the brotherhoods and confraternities will display the images of their patron saints in the different churches from Passion Saturday, 27 March, until Holy Saturday, 3 April, and encourage the faithful to enjoy them in the different churches. You can either walk to the different places or rent a bike at our Trixi shop to reach them easier! Happy Easter and let's make the best out of it! We are open from 10.00-18.00 Trixi Madrid c/
``Forgive fast, thank slow``. ``All your footsteps are my wings`` Boa Mistura Did you know that walking through Madrid you can come across these and other beautiful poetic verses painted on the crossroads of the streets? It seems that they want to awaken, challenge, shake, question .... "Te comería a versos" - that's the name of the project launched in 2014 by the artists of the group Boa Mistura (“Good Mix”). Here you will find a map where all the phrases that exist in Madrid are marked. In the beginning, the phrases and verses of these artists appeared illegally painted on the streets at night, but since they were so

Today 8th of March is the International Women’s Day and we would like to talk about some very important and influential women of Madrid who forged the way for women today. Some of them are not visible in the first place but we literally topped ourselves with one of them when strolling in the famous Malasaña district, namely in the form of a bronze sculpture that represents a young woman leaning on the wall; this statue is located at the end of the street “Calle del Pez, 42” When we discovered her we didn’t think we would be taken back a couple of centuries to a legend. The statue “Tras

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