Madrid Viewpoints

  • 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?

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

Enjoy the city from this observation deck, which stands 92 metres tall, and take in wonderful vistas of the city.

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Observation deck located on the eighth floor of the Cibeles Palace, from which to enjoy some of the best vistas of Madrid. 

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

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

This large monument on the popular lake offers great views from the observation deck hidden from sight under the statue of the horse.

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

A second-century Egyptian temple donated to Spain during the construction of the great Aswan Dam.

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

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

Enjoy one of the best sunsets in Madrid from this viewing point located in the Dehesa de la Villa.

Now an exhibition space and viewpoint, this polygonal tower in the Hortaleza district serves as a reminder of the orchards that once surrounded the city.

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

A park close to Puente del Rey with spectacular views of the Royal Palace and Almudena Cathedral.

Vallecas has an incredible panoramic view of the Madrid skyline from this observation deck located at the Payaso Fofó Park. 

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

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


An observation deck offering wonderful vistas of the city.

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

Hop on board the city's official sightseeing bus!


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