Faro de Moncloa, Madrid

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The Faro de Moncloa is a 92m-high transmission tower with an observation deck at the Plaza De Moncloa, Madrid, Spain. It was project by architect Salvador Pérez Arroyo and built in 1992. The tower was closed to the public from 2005 to 2015, when new safety regulations were introduced after the Windsor Tower fire took place earlier that year. It reopened to the public in April 2015.
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  • Little consideration but wrongly, the Faro de Moncloa offers breathtaking views of the city for only €3, really well spent! By a panoramic lift climbs quickly on the glass-enclosed terrace, circular all around numerous panels indicate palaces, towers, streets and squares below. Easily accessible by metro stop Moncloa.
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  • A visit to do if you're in the neighborhood... visiting the Museum of America by chance! It's amazing.
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  • Worth among the sights of Madrid a short visit from this Lighthouse for a nice view of the city. Take an elevator and arrived on this porch you can see much of Madrid. Fixed price of admission a few euros, time for visiting half an hour. Recommended.
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  • Great views of Madrid from up here. The lift is on the outside so you get good views ascending and descending too! It would be a great spot for a bar on the top but that's just the Irishman in me talking.
  • Possibly the best views of Madrid from a publicly available spot. I'm only missing a bar on top so that you have a reason to stay there for longer.
  • Nice view but incredibly unfriendly and rude staff. On top of the building the security woman told us that we were not allowed to kiss because: "this place is only thought to watch the city". Furthermore she wanted to see our tickets after just being there for 5 minutes (there is a time limit of 30 minutes).
  • Great views of the city for a small fee. There's also information up the top about surrounding area and buildings, with some history. Elevator ride up faces out so you can take it views on the way up.
  • Really nice place to go up in. Great view. I’d say it’s like the Seattle space needle if you’ve ever been there.
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