Moncloa Lighthouse - Atlas Obscura

“From Madrid to the sky,” the phrase that defines Madrid for locals comes true in this tower that has nevertheless experienced its fair share of neglect and rebirths in its short history.

But what is a lighthouse doing so far away from the coast? Constructed in 1992, the year in which the city was designated the European Capital of Culture, the Moncloa Lighthouse was conceived as a communications structure that housed antennas and equipment for television and radio broadcasts. However, it became a tourist reference point over time thanks to its viewpoint.

Over the years, it has become a symbol of Madrid, attracting local and foreign visitors alike. It offers a unique city perspective, rewarding visitors with breathtaking views of some main monuments, such as the royal palace and Puerta del Sol.

Thus, the Moncloa Lighthouse not only offers a spectacular view of Madrid but represents the evolution of the city and its cultural importance, being a meeting point for residents and visitors who wish to appreciate the beauty and grandeur of the Spanish capital from the heights.

Know Before You Go

Open from Tuesday to Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. You can get tickets online on their website or at the bottom of the lighthouse. Tickets 4 euros,

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