Going up to the 'Mirador de Moncloa' (Moncloa's viewpoint) is an experience that you should not miss. After ten years closed, this light tower known as 'Faro de Moncloa', designed to commemorate the election of Madrid as European Capital of Culture in 1992 reopened today. From now on, tourists and locals will discover Madrid from a different point of view.
At more than 90 meters high, you will appreciate one of the best panoramic view of the city and the perspectives of some of the most important monuments as the Royal Palace, the Palace of Communications in Cibeles, Telefonica's building on Gran Vía, the Four Towers (Business Area), Torrespaña, San Isidro cemetery, or the Heritage Center 'Corona de Espinas' among others.
Also from the lighthouse you will see natural spaces like the Casa de Campo the Parque del Oeste (Western Park), El Pardo, and always in the background the Guadarrama Mountain National Park.
The viewpoint has an informative rail with scale reproductions of 50 major buildings and sites that you can see from the tower, as well as interesting dates and curiosities.
Another of the novelties is the possibility of do guided tours of 45 minutes, included in the ticket price for groups up to 25 people, and with the possibility of be performed in Spanish or English.
- Guided tours de 9.30am to 1.30pm (last visit at 1pm)
- General from Monday to Sunday from 9.30am to 8.30pm
- Free for children up to 6 years
Adults: 3 €
Children (ages 7 to 14), unemployed, people over 65 and people with disabilities: €1,50
More info: Faro de Moncloa