Mirador de la Cornisa observation deck

  • Mirador de la Cornisa
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  • Mirador de la Cornisa del Palacio Real
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Located in the Plaza de la Armería, between the Royal Palace and La Almudena Cathedral, this new scenic viewpoint has just reopened and offers stunning views over gardens of the Campo del Moro and Casa de Campo.

Mirador de la Cornisa del Palacio Real © Patrimonio Nacional

This new attraction has been built as part of the refurbishment being carried out in the area to welcome the Museum of Royal Collections which is set to open in 2022. The entrance to the viewpoint is through one of the five gates in the ornate iron fence that surrounded the original enclosure of the palace grounds. Designed in 1899 by the palace’s chief architect, Enrique Repullés Segarra, the fence was removed when construction began on the museum in 2007. 

The perimeter railings are 52 metres long and half of this is taken up by 5 double gates, offering ample access to the viewpoint, while the rest of the gate is set atop the original Colmenar stone base, which has been cleaned and restored. Any parts of the iron railings that were in poor condition have also been straightened and replaced, and any missing spikes have been replaced, bringing the total height of the railings to around 5 metres. 

The viewpoint is free to access from Monday to Sunday, 12 noon to 10pm. Visitors must be sure to follow social distancing measures at all times.   

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Last updated: 
29/10/2021
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Tourist info

Address

Plaza
de la Armería
28013
(entre Palacio Real y Catedral de la Almudena)
Tourist area: 
Austrias
Telephone: 
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Fax: 
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Email: 
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Metro: 
Ópera (L2, L5, R)
Bus: 
SE712
Local train (Cercanías): 
Madrid-Sol
Price: 

Free

Opening Times: 

Mon - Sun: 12pm–10pm

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