This year marks the 30th anniversary of one of Madrid´s most unusual and iconic structures – the Moncloa Lighthouse.
Opened in 1992 in time to mark Madrid´s selection as European Capital of Culture, the building has been a controversial addition to the capital´s skyline ever since.
Regardless of views of the structure the viewing platform of the 92-metre tall Moncloa Lighthouse has always been a winner giving visitors a birds-eye view of much of the city.
Indeed, the views are worth the visit alone – and in 2022 nearly 10,000 people a month came to appreciate the 360-degree views that the viewing platform gives
From there you can see some of the most important tourist sites of the city including the Royal Palace and the Almudena Cathedral, the Cibeles Palace in the centre to the Cuatro Torres business area and the Retiro Park.
To commemorate the opening the Madrid City Council is opening the viewing platform for free from tomorrow December 21st for three consecutive days.
Access is during normal opening hours from 9:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (last entry at 7:30 pm).
The Moncloa Lighthouse is also hosting an exhibition of drawings using the technique known as urban sketching. There are more than fifty works, made by artists of this discipline, who have participated with a set of realistic drawings that show the Madrid urban skyline.
The works will be exhibited until January 8, 2023.