Faro de Moncloa
Faro de Moncloa
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9:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 7:30 PM
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  • Joana P
    Lisbon, Portugal112 contributions
    Nice view over madrid
    Good place with nice view of madrid. The acess to tower is easy there near metro station thenjust need to Walk few minutes until tower.! In my opinion a place likes should be selling souviniers and staff should talk in english which very bad all over madrid very hard find staff talking english in a city with so many tourists.
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 10, 2022
  • Travels with Lucy
    Downend, United Kingdom107 contributions
    Great views!
    Costing just €3, a trip up in the glass elevator to the top of this tower is a must do in Madrid. Adjacent to the American museum and Moncloa Station its easy to reach. I wasn't on the viewing deck for more that 10 minutes but it was long enough to get views of the city and surrounding area. Definitely worth a visit.
    Traveled solo
    Written February 15, 2020
  • Beatriz M
    Düsseldorf, Germany5,289 contributions
    View of the city
    Interesting activity if you have already checked Madrid's museums and parks like me. The building is located near the metro station Moncloa, entrance cost 4 euro. I was basically alone there so I could enjoy the view from multiple perspectives. However you cannot take very good photos due to the protection grid, you cannot get close to the glass to put your lense there so I had to use a little bit of zoom so the windows were not visible on my pictures. I found it good that there were panels explaining about the different buildings.
    Traveled solo
    Written June 13, 2021
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Mikeeb77
Bucharest, Romania225 contributions
May 2022
It's very easy to get to the place (metro 3 or 6 to Moncloa station). There was no lineup when we went there, I wouldn't buy a ticket in advance. The views are amazing from up there. The place has a lot of potential, maybe they should open a small coffee shop or a bar up there that you can enjoy while looking out at the city below.
Written May 21, 2022
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mta747
London, UK16 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
This was such a hidden gem & so reasonably priced. It only cost four euros to go up a glass elevator & see spectacular views of Madrid resulting in some great photos. There aren’t many amenities in the immediate vicinity so you have to walk 5-10 mins for a drink or food but it’s well worth the trip & highly recommended.
Written May 1, 2022
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Jydeoo
Lagos, Nigeria2,278 contributions
Nov 2021 • Friends
The views of Madrid from the gallery atop this tower are magnificent. And there was ample information available on what we observed. It was interesting identifying buildings across the landscape. We spent about 30 minutes up there and took some photos. Fee was €4 per person. Easy to reach, easy to do. Interesting for young and not so young, as long as you are not afraid of heights.
Written October 9, 2022
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK165,885 contributions
Jul 2019 • Solo
The Faro de Moncloa is a transmission tower and observation desk which is some way off the main tourist circuit in Madrid. An interesting visit and not very expensive at € 3, but you should probably book in advance because the tickets are timed. The views from the observation deck are amazing and there the usual information boards with photos and explanations of the views.

As it's some way off the main tourists sights, it's good to combine a visit to Faro de Moncloa with Museo de America which is only 5 minutes walk away.
Written August 5, 2019
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Sab Ine
210 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
Oh I highly recommend, there is no queue thank god maybe because this place is not very well known by every tourist, costs only 3 euros and you enjoy the lift in the elevator and the astonishing view of all madrid from above.
Written January 2, 2020
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GTOK52
Reading, UK98 contributions
Aug 2019
Advertised as a 92 metre high tower with a panoramic view of the city!
Firstly it is only part of the city because it is the far side of the hill from Gran Via so you get a view of the university and a few other places.

However, after riding up the elevator that takes you to the observation deck you will notice:
1) You cannot get close to the windows.
2) The windows are dirty so you get an obscured view.
3) The outdoor part is locked off.

Maybe it only costs 3 Euros but it was a disappointing experience as we expected a little more.
Written August 30, 2019
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CliveD1802
Milton Keynes, UK130 contributions
Jan 2019 • Family
Thought we would visit this tower as it looked interesting. When we arrived the whole area looked very run down. Entrance not particularly easy to find and surrounding area very untidy. Views from the top were impressive but so much was missing from this attaction.
Written February 23, 2019
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C C
Fort Lauderdale, FL42 contributions
Nov 2018 • Couples
One would have to assume that the purpose of this structure/building is to get a nice view of the surrounding area. However, after you pay your 3 euros for the ride up the elevator that takes you to the "observation" level, you step out and are immediately disappointed. Reasons: 1) The glass was significantly dirty all around. 2) It is designed so that you are allowed to stand no closer than about 10 feet from the glass. This causes a lot of reflection off the glass which limits the view and ruins any chance for nice photographs. 3) In some places there are surveillance cameras pointed outside and mounted on tubes which also obstruct the view. 4) There is nothing up there, to eat or drink, only empty space. In summary, they must have spent a lot of money in constructing this structure only to totally fail in its design for its intended use, namely, to have a clear unobstructed view of the surrounding area. They should have visited Seattle's Space Needle, Toronto's CN Tower or the towers at Niagara Falls and observed some common sense results. I would not use my time to come here unless you have seen all of the rest of Madrid.
Written December 7, 2018
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Jonathan L
London, UK60 contributions
Aug 2016
Madrid is magnificent from street level with its impressive buildings and architecture, however, looking down on Madrid from above is one of the most amazing images you’ll ever behold.

The Mirador Faro de Moncloa is situated in the Madrid Universitario area and the viewing gallery is approximately 93 metres above ground. To get there take Metro Line 3 to Moncloa Metro Station and the tower is a short walk from the station itself.

There is a small admission charge of 3 Euros but well worth it. A glass lift transports you to the observation gallery from where a whole series of landmarks and monuments stretch before you - the Royal Palace, the Telefonica Building, the Almudena Cathedral, the Four Tower Business Area, Palacio de Cibeles, the Picasso Tower and many more. In fact you are looking over the entire city of Madrid.

In the distance the Sierra de Guardarrama mountain range can be seen. It is estimated that on a clear day you can see for a hundred kilometres. It is also rumoured that you can make out the famous El Escorial de San Lorenzo in the distance.

This is one attraction that should be on every visitor’s itinerary.
Written August 16, 2016
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Phi Somchai
Bangkok, Thailand3,684 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
This is an observation deck. The view from here was great as you can see the whole city of Madrid.

The price of the ticket was 3 Euro, which was very reasonable as compared to other towers around the world.
Written March 9, 2020
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