This run kicks off with a jog through the famous El Retiro Park, the most important historical-artistic park in the city, and one of the most beautiful green urban spaces in the world. Once out of the park, you’ll venture up the tree-lined Paseo del Prado, where you’ll turn left at Neptune’s Fountain on the way up to Plaza Mayor which was once the centre of Old Madrid. From there you’ll head for the Plaza Oriente, where you’ll see the Royal Palace and its gardens on the one side, and Teatro Real opera house on the other side. Around the corner from the Palace is the Plaza de Espana, one of Madrid’s busiest traffic intersections, and most popular meeting places. Here you’ll also find a statue of Cervantes, world famous author of the novel Don Quixote. Thereafter you’ll run up the popular Gran Via which continues to be a main artery for the city of Madrid, lined with theatres and cinemas, hotels, shops and restaurants. At the top of Gran Via, you’ll head down the Calle Preciados, one of the most expensive commercial streets in the world, towards Puerta del So lwhere you’ll see the famous clock whose bells mark the traditional eating of the 12 grapes and the beginning of a New year. Here you’ll also see the “Oso y el Madrono”(the Bear and the Strawberry Tree) ,which can be found on the Madrid coat of arms. On your way back you’ll pass the famous Cibeles Fountain, and the Cibeles Palace, two “must-see”landmarks, before finishing off at “Puerta de Alcala”, probably one of the most popular reference points in this “not to be missed” Madrid city tour.