Faro de Moncloa

  • Vista desde el mirador del Faro de Moncloa
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As the expression goes From Madrid to heaven, because once you've been to Madrid the only place that can top it is paradise itself. Enjoy the city from up high, taking in the wonderful views the Faro de Moncloa affords. Step into the panoramic lift that takes you up 92 metres to the observation deck which stands tall over the heart of Madrid's Ciudad Universitaria. This former transmission tower was built by architect Salvador Pérez Arroyo in 1992, the year in which the city was named European Capital of Culture, and stands at 110 metres tall.

Going up to the Faro de Moncloa observation deck is quite an experience. Just let your gaze wander through the huge glass windows. A whole series of monuments stretches out in front of you: the Royal Palace, La Almudena Cathedral, the Telefónica building on Gran Vía, the Cuatro Torres Business Area and, in the background, the peaks of the Sierra de Guadarrama mountain range. On clear days you can see for a hundred kilometres.

Tickets can be bought in the main hall or online. They are hour-specific.

Tickets for the Madrid City Tour hop-on-hop-off bus also available (Credit card payments only).

Information panels describe the city's growth over the course of its history, and feature scale drawings of the main buildings visible from the observation deck, together with details about their construction and a few interesting facts, in Spanish and English. Edifices that can be seen include Torrespaña, Cibeles Palace, the San Isidro Cemetery, or the "Crown of Thorns" historical heritage centre.

Faro de Moncloa souvenir shop

The Faro de Moncloa now has its own shop of Madrid-inspired products, where you’ll find all the top items sold in the iconic Tienda Casa de la Pandería shop in the Plaza Mayor Tourist Information Centre.

Tienda de recuerdos del Faro de Moncloa. © Álvaro López del Cerro. Madrid Destino

Museum of the Americas

Right next door to Faro de Moncloa you'll find this fascinating museum, which houses collections from a number of cultures from across the American continent, including the Quimbaya Treasure, the most important set of precious metals from the Americas.


MONDAYS, CLOSED (except on holidays, long weekends and special openings).

- Click here to check if the Faro de Moncloa is open today.






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(+34) 91 056 31 46
Moncloa (L3, L6)
001, 1, 12, 16, 44, 46, 61, 62, 82, 83, 132, 133, 138, 160, 161, 162, C1, C2, A, G
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NEW PRICES (21% IVA included):

- General: 4 euros

- Reduced: 2 euros for 7 to 14 year olds; the unemployed; over-65s; and people with disabilities and their companion.

- Super reduced: 1 euro for children under 6; tour guides with the official Community of Madrid license who are accompanying a group of at least 9 people; teachers or monitors who are accompanying school groups;

Tickets can be bought in the main hall or online. They are hour-specific.

Tickets for the Madrid City Tour hop-on-hop-off bus also available (Credit card payments only).

Opening Times: 

Tue-Sun: 09:30am to 8pm (last visit at 7.30pm).


Tue-Fri: 9.30am to 2.30pm and 3.30pm to 7.30pm
Sat-Sun: 9:30am to 2pm and 2.30pm to 7.30pm

Mondays: Closed

Tickets for those time slots when the ticket office is closed can only be purchased online.

Please note:

Entry: Maximum stay of 30 minutes (last admission half an hour before closing time). Tickets are sold for specific times in the main lobby. Tickets can be bought in the main hall or online. They are hour-specific.

Note: For security reasons, there cannot be more than one wheelchair at the same time at the viewpoint.

The Faro de Moncloa is open to visitors weather permitting. In adverse weather conditions, the observation deck shall remain closed.

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An observation deck at 92 metres.

Our online store (in Spanish) sells artisan souvenirs.

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