• Faro de Moncloa

Don’t forget to bring your camera and enjoy the best views! This wish that everyone shares  when they arrive in a new city  can come true easily in Madrid. There are viewpoints in strategic places, inside historic buildings or in representative areas, from which it is possible to contemplate the urban framework, the roofs of the old quarter, the open horizon, with the backdrop of the Guadarrama  Sierra, or simply, the sky that has so often been painted by the great maestros of the universal art. Do you want to know where these special balconies are?

Great observation deck at Cibeles Palace, from which you can enjoy stunning panoramic views of the city. 

Designed by Manuel Herrero Palacios, this funeral monument was brought stone by stone from Egypt.

Between the Royal Palace and Almudena Cathedral, this observation deck offers wonderful vistas of Casa de Campo and the Campo del Moro Gardens.

The lake is a recreational area where people of all ages can spend their leisure time and a spot with exceptional views of Madrid.

Take in the best views of Madrid from the top of the Hotel Riu Plaza de España.

A window into the history of the diocese of Madrid, open to visitors in the Hapsburg tourist area.

Where Calle de Alcalá and Gran Vía meet, here stands this monumental building offering one of the finest views of Madrid.

Enjoy wonderful vistas of the city from this observation deck. Open Tues-Sun (except for special dates). Don't miss the souvenir store!

Enjoy Madrid from the air (access via Pintor Rosales and Casa de Campo. Check the official website for Opening Days and Times).

A place to go for tapas as you soak up the best views of the Royal Palace and the Sabatini Gardens.

An incredible sunset can be enjoyed from this popular park in La Latina district.

A botanical garden in Los Austrias district boasting stunning views of Madrid

also worth a visit

One of the best places to watch the sun set in Madrid, known popularly as 'the park of the seven boobs'. 

This natural environment surrounded by the Manzanares in the Usera area is ideal for leisure and recreation.


The city’s new official sightseeing and tourist travel pass.

An observation deck offering wonderful vistas of the city.

Visit our online store (in Spanish) of souvenirs made by local artisans!


  • After a long day touring the city, relax on a terrace with a drink or a meal and watch the sun set.

    Outdoor Bars and Cafés
  • Terraza del Café del Río (Avenida de Portugal, 1) © Álvaro López
  • Discover the city's most popular sights and attractions, from one of Europe's largest royal palaces to the magnificent Prado Museum and Real Madrid's stadium. 

    Madrid Top 10
  • Palacio Real
  • Find out why Spaniards tend to eat later than the rest of the continent, when it's traditional to munch on a "saint's bones" and where you take in a flamenco show with a drink or a meal

    Eating in Madrid (PDF)
  • Guide Eating in Madrid
  • Enjoy Madrid in a different way: get a tattoo, visit a peculiar haberdashery store or escape from an enchanted house. Power to the imagination!

    Unique romantic getaways
  • Escapada romántico