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Breathtaking views of the Strait of Gibraltar, you can almost 'touch' Africa! Dramatic landscape... read more

Reviewed January 8, 2019

We drove to for two hours from Sevilla to "Mirador del estrecho", the road was really good, but the... read more

Reviewed January 3, 2019
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Reviewed January 8, 2019

Breathtaking views of the Strait of Gibraltar, you can almost 'touch' Africa! Dramatic landscape all around, with flocks of birds migrating to or from south in due season. If this place were in another country in Europe, you would have to pay to have access....More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 3, 2019 via mobile

We drove to for two hours from Sevilla to "Mirador del estrecho", the road was really good, but the african continent views are priceless, we were here about 11am, and it was perfect views an weather, you have a little restaurant here, very pricey. You...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank janett2166
Reviewed November 9, 2018 via mobile

This viewing point is worth a visit. It offers such a picturesque look over the Mediterranean and African coast. There's a little shop to buy ice cream and postcards but the view is the thing to visit for. It's top notch.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank emppal
Reviewed November 6, 2018

The Mirador del Estrecho has enough parking space out of season also for camper vans. On a day with good view you see the panorama of the Strait to Morokko. If you like birding take your binoculars and look for vultures in October. They might...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Erika R
Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile

This is the best place to take photos of the Mediterranean sea it's a view to stop for but the roads are so dangerous you need to take care when entering from the wrong side of the road as there's a nasty turn at th...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank gaiatarifa
Reviewed November 12, 2017 via mobile

Definitely recommend to stop here, Even if a quick one, to take pictures and look across the Straits and see Africa. When winds are from the north, Poniente, is the best time because you can see clear across to the other side and make out...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank ChristinaM4750
Reviewed October 26, 2017 via mobile

Remember this little lay by from many years ago when it was just a convenient pull in. Well, it's still just a lay by but it now has a small cafe/shop for the obligatory ice cream whilst you are enjoying the views. On a good...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Maria M
Reviewed August 30, 2017

Driving on N-340 Tarifa to Algercias, approx half way on the side of road. Little car park and viewing point to view the north African coast line. Good spot to take photos.

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank Peter M
Reviewed July 23, 2017 via mobile

It is a great place with breathtaking views. You can see Africa on top of the fog of the sea, nice breeze. Downside of it it's the shop located near the Mirador. Carefull as it's a bit expensive.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank GMihaiC
Reviewed June 27, 2017 via mobile

Visited last week . Spectacular views with Africa appearing over the fog across the water . Drinks and food quite expensive but given its a tourist trap understandable . Toilet system of payment doesn't work !

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank coughandcath
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