Faro de Moncloa, Madrid

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    Faro de Moncloa

    by keeweechic Written Sep 25, 2009

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    The transmission tower stands at 110 metres high. It is known by the name ‘La Torre de Iluminacion y Comunicaciones del Ayuntamiento de Madrid”.. quite a mouthful. There is an observation deck but sadly since 2005 it has been closed to the public following a fire in another building which brought into line new fire regulations of which the tower was in breach. In 1990 Salvador Perez Arroyo was commissioned to design the tower and it was built in 1992.

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    Faro de Moncloa (Light of Moncloa)

    by dejavu2gb Written Feb 11, 2005

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    The Faro de Moncloa, is an observation tower, in the University District of Madrid.
    Its 92m high and offers panoramic views of Madrid from the top.
    Its easily spotted, due to its flying saucer like design.
    Entry costs a mere €1, and the views are well worth it from the top.

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    Faro de Madrid

    by luke850 Updated May 26, 2004

    You might wonder why a city like Madrid - which couldn't be further from the sea - has a lighthouse. This huge, circular, glass-fronted deck on top of a high steel column is really just an elaborate viewing platform that offers 360-degree views of the city and its parks. The route to the top involves a dramatic ride up in an external glass elevator. To get a closer look at something in particular, shove some coins into the floor-mounted binoculars. Admission: EUR1.20; under-18s and senior citizens: EUR0.60

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    Faro de Moncloa

    by SirRichard Updated Jun 13, 2003

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    If U wanna have a look at Madrid from the top, you can go up to this new metallic tower from where you can see it all. Besides, in clear days, you can see the mountains of the Madrid north part.
    To get here, take the Metro till "Moncloa". You will see the tower as you go out of the metro station.
    Entrance 1,21 euros

    The tower at the left

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  • 'El faro de la Moncloa'...

    by Boka Written Aug 25, 2002

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    'El faro de la Moncloa' (Moncloa's lighthouse)
    It's one of the rare man-made vantage points in Madrid. There is no open-air observation deck but from there you can really feel the size of the city! It's about 100m/330ft high and was built in 1992.

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    Faro de Moncloa

    by benidormone Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    If you like to see Madrid from the sky this is one of the places to go.The tower was built in 1992 and has a height of 110m.

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    FARO DE MADRID

    by Chus69 Updated Sep 12, 2002

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    This building of about 60 meters height has an elevator inside to get you up to the upper platform. From this place you can take a full sight of Madrid, with all the city around you!

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