You will find the Faro de Moncloa along the busy avenue of Arco de la Memoria, a tall 110-meter edifice recognized as one of the more important landmarks of the Moncloa-Aravaca neighborhood. Also known as the Moncloa’s Lighthouse, it was built just recently in 1992, with its beautiful design created by the Spanish architect Salvador Pérez Arroyo. His other important works include the restoration of the Casa de Panaderia, in Madrid’s Plaza Mayor.
Visit this university area of Madrid, at the district of Moncloa and Aravaca, and you are sure to encounter such a magnificent structure. If you are in the city’s northwestern portion, you will enjoy quite a glimpse of the lighthouse.
Why visit the Faro?
It is definitely worth climbing up the structure, that is, if you yearn to check up out various spots of the city from the sky. Of course, you don’t have to climb up the structure literally — available is the panoramic elevator that will take you to the highest possible spot of the faro where you’ll enjoy amazing views of Madrid.
Location: Avda Arco dela Memoria 28040, Madrid
Hours open to the public: Visitors are welcome to climb up the light house from 9:30AM to 8PM, Tuesday to Sunday. Normally, it is closed on Mondays except for a number of holidays, like Christmas Day and Easter Sunday. Check on its website to make sure it is open on the day you intend to tour the place. Last entry to the lighthouse is at 7:30PM. Conditions: Visit to the lighthouse will also be affected in case of inclement weather. In such case, the viewing deck will be closed to the public.ç
1. Normal price is 3 euros
2. Half price will be availed by visitors between the age of 7 and 14, adults over 65, unemployed, and persons with disability and their companions.
How to go:
Metro: Lines 3 and 6 (Moncloa Station)
Autobus (EMT): 1, 16, 12, 44, 46, 82, 83, 61, 132, 133, 160, 161, 138, 162, C1, C2
Nearby sights and attractions:
Museo de America – a popular national Museum located along Avda de los Reyes Catholicos
Ejercito del Aire – the Air Force Ministry of Spain, situated along Calle Romero Robledo