This impressive feat of civil engineering, which dates from 1931, links the Royal Palace to the Basilica of San Francisco El Grande. Owing to its location on the slope that goes from Calle Bailén down towards the Manzanares River, if offers magnificent views over the west of the city and Casa de Campo Park.
Made from polished reinforced concrete, the Viaduct was built in 1931 to replace the previous one constructed in 1874. Rationalist in style, it comprises three 35-metre high archways under which Calle Segovia passes, while Calle Bailén passes over the top.
This site offers impressive views over Casa de Campo Park, the Royal Palace, and La Almudena Cathedral, which is why it has been chosen as a location for many films, including Matador, High Heels and I’m so excited!, by Pedro Almodóvar.