El Viaducto

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El Viaducto
3.5
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The area
Neighborhood: Centro
Expansive plazas, local and foreign crowds, street performers, colorful lights, window shopping, restaurant signs promising the best paella, ham, and churros con chocolate- this is downtown Madrid, a collection of plazas interconnected by a network of side streets. Some of these side streets are wide pedestrian shopping routes, and some are hidden, so it's possible to duck in and out of the bustle as desired. The iconic Puerta del Sol is the giant crossroads of the city and a must-see attraction at any time of the day. The nearby Plaza Mayor, completely enclosed by historic red buildings, is an ideal place to grab a bite to eat outside, amidst scores of tables and people out for a stroll. Plaza Isabel II (also known as “Opera”) is smaller and a good meeting spot, and the stately Plaza del Oriente is the front yard of the Royal Palace. Centro can be touristy (pickpockets are unfortuately not unheard-of here), crowded, and sometimes gimmicky, but it is also the place to experience classic Madrid.
How to get there
  • La Latina • 7 min walk
  • Ópera • 9 min walk

3.5
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK609,067 contributions
Interesting.
Aug 2019 • Friends
Although just an ordinary concrete bridge we chanced upon El Viaducto,its not a Roman bridge as a lot of people expect,if you want a Roman bridge in Madrid head to Puert De Toledo in the Carabanchel neighbourhood spanning the River Manzanares, this bridge is modern ,interesting and very sad at the same time,its unfortunately a suicide hotspot,a row of perspex walls on either side of the bridge are testament to the suicide attempts from this bridge ,its an impressive structure but so sad .
Easy to locate on Calle Bailen.
Written August 30, 2019
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Matilda F
Mannheim, Germany428 contributions
Nothing I expected
Aug 2019
A bridge under a road. It had the word Segovia in its name and my guidebook mentioned it, so I expected something. Not worth the detour.
Written August 10, 2019
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia33,841 contributions
A bridge
Nov 2018 • Couples
El Viaducto is just a bridge and nothing more. We came by here once, as our hotel was about twenty minutes away. It is close to the Royal Palace, in fact they are on the same road. The bridge takes its name from the road below it, which intersects Calle Bailen. The bridge was originally a 19th century construction, then rebuilt in the 1930s and renovated, reconstructed, fixed, repaired, over the years since. We originally imagined this to be a sort of Roman remains, judging by the name, but obviously that is definitely not the case! If we had known we would not have bothered, as it is just a common concrete bridge, an achievement in itself, but not a tourist attraction by any means. The views from the bridge are not too bad, but not that great either. Apart from that, it is not worth it.
Written July 15, 2019
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Llewellyn53
Melbourne, Australia3,869 contributions
I was expecting something Roman
Oct 2018 • Couples
We walked halfway across the bridge before we realised we were standing on what we were looking for. I thought that Viaducto was a Roman Aqueduct so when i saw that it was just a bridge albeit an interesting one i must admit i was a bit disappointed. There was a homeless settlement under one of the arches which detracted further from the experience. If you are into civil engineering this is for you.
Written October 18, 2018
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LostALot22
Chicago, IL10,362 contributions
Just ok.
Sep 2018 • Business
From the top of bridge the view would be good but someone put plexiglass which is old and worn and not clear. The view from the bottom looking up is much nicer.
Written September 27, 2018
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK609,067 contributions
It's impressive but not really a tourist thing.
May 2018 • Friends
El Viaducto is a bridge that although very impressive to look at is what it is,it's a bridge that runs close to the magnificent Royal Palace and it's hard to miss but it's just a modern concrete structure.
Views are obstructed as there are glass panels along the bridge as it has a reputation as a suicide point I believe which is quite sad.
It's easy to locate on Calle Bailen near the Royal Palace.
Unless your a lover of modern architecture it's not really well worth a visit.
Written May 27, 2018
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Dan L
Bunbury, Australia5,479 contributions
The Segovia Viaduct
Apr 2018 • Couples
The original viaduct dated to 1874 and was of iron construction. It was replaced in 1934 but received considerable damage during the Civil War and was restored and reopened in 1942. By 1976 the second viaduct proved inadequate for the traffic volumes and was closed. Ultimately it was decided to refurbish and preserve it; the works were carried out between 1977 and 1978, This reconstruction retains the shape of the second viaduct, but increased its height by two meters and its span by almost 200 meters. The current viaduct is designed for heavy two-way vehicular traffic and has pedestrian sidewalks on either side. An impressive structure
Written May 24, 2018
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Bozeman-Dublin
Trim, Ireland8,345 contributions
Couldve Been Nice Views
Feb 2018 • Solo
The Viaduct is absolutely huge and runs very close to the Royal Palace and Cathedral.
There are thick glass panels blocking access to the edge of the viaduct and consequently the views. I can only assume it's to stop people from falling off...or jumping off?
Anyway, there must be a reason but whatever it is is prevents you from enjoying the view. I expect the reasons for the screen may be more important than the view to be fair.
Written February 12, 2018
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himsh
London, UK330 contributions
Nice architecture, sad history
Jan 2018 • Solo
In Madrid took a walking tour and part of the tour visited this bridge. The architecture is magnificent but the history is sad as it was dubbed as suicide bridge.
Written February 4, 2018
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Nomadman411978
London, UK3,169 contributions
Workmanlike structure
Nov 2017 • Solo
El Viaducto supports the road running south from the palace and the cathedral. Seems to modern with basic concrete design. There were no views possible westwards as frosted screens have been erected to prevent people falling off.
Written November 27, 2017
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