The best views of Madrid

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Enjoying good views is a real pleasure that no one wants to escape from and big cities are usually worthy of it and, in particular, the capital of Spain is home to a large number of places where you can enjoy idyllic and unbeatable views.

The truth is that Madrid is a beautiful city no matter where you look, but achieving those unique views is usually the wish of many who want to discover the capital. To do this, you just have to take a good companion to share the experience with you and, of course, a good camera to capture the moment.

One of the advantages is that, being such a large city, it offers places with very different characteristics that define each place and that respond to the preferences of one or the other. The proximity factor also often influences and many people prefer to find their ideal place close to home; although others choose to move away a little further and contemplate Madrid from above.

From Barbieri Real Estate, specialists in rental housing, we want to discover the best places to enjoy the best views and, obviously, the best city. That is Madrid.

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Where to find the best views of Madrid

Finding good views is not usually an easy task, since it requires finding the right place where you can get a wide view that encompasses the image of the city as much as possible and that the views it offers are to our liking.

On the other hand, it is usually an activity that many take advantage of as a complement to tourism in the city, as a rest stop after a long walk or simply because they want to see a large part of the city from one place.

Some places to get views of Madrid are usually crowded with tourists visiting the city and also depending on the day of the week; however, others are usually more clear and you can even get some privacy to enjoy an unbeatable evening with your favorite person. Pay attention and take note of the following locations in Madrid!

Parque de las Siete Tetas

Officially called “Cerro del Tío Pío“, this beautiful place located in the district of Vallecas is presented. There, the seven hills are arranged that, by making the shape of a “boob”, receive their common name from the park of the Seven Boobs.

On this hill, you can enjoy a panoramic view of the city and also of the Sierra de Madrid. Unlike other parks, this one is less leafy and wooded, but many consider it the perfect place to enjoy the views as the sun sets. On the other hand, the tranquility and peace that is breathed in the place will give its visitors the opportunity to take a walk, read, write or play sports outdoors.

the sunset from the park of the seven tits

However, do not forget that you are on a hill and if the day is windy, you will not be able to enjoy it in the same way and, if it falls in winter, you may freeze. The good thing is that well into spring and on the way to summer, the days play in your favor and the good weather along with it. So, your best views may be found there.

Montaña del Príncipe Pío

It is one of the most visited places and located in the heart of the capital. Next to Plaza de España, you will find this magnificent viewpoint, followed by the well-known Temple of Debod. A place where people can be found every day of the year, to enjoy the views that show the Royal Palace

This space, really, is an extension of the Parque del Oeste and is also a place where the Cable Car passes, another good option to continue enjoying the city and its views even more.

Thus, the views can be perfectly combined with a pleasant walk through the gardens that surround it and you can even find some monuments and commemorative plaques for the history of the site.

Cúpula de la Catedral de la Almudena

Located in the historic center, is the Holy Metropolitan Cathedral Church of Sant María la Real de la Almudena. A mandatory stop for all those who visit or reside in Madrid. The truth is that admission to the cathedral is free, but the climb to the dome costs six euros.

However, sometimes it is worth investing some money to enjoy a pleasant experience and, on this occasion, it is worth it. From the railing of its dome, you will be able to contemplate the birth point where Madrid was born, more than a thousand years ago.

view from the dome of the cathedral

You can also look out on its balcony from where you can see the Royal Palace and the Plaza de la Armería.

Once you reach the dome, you will have three viewing points that include explanatory panels of the buildings and other elements that offer views. Some of the places you can see are: the Vistalegre Palace, the Viaduct or the Basilica of San Francisco el Grande.


The best terraces with views of Madrid

A good plan is to enjoy the good views that Madrid offers to all its spectators, but an added advantage comes from all the places that this city also offers, converted into an oasis to enjoy the views, having a drink on a sunny day. or enjoying a delicious dinner in the moonlight.

Therefore, this beautiful city wants to surprise once again and show that living in it brings with it unbeatable experiences and for all tastes and wallets.

Azotea del Círculo de Bellas Artes

In the heart of the city, from the Metropolis Building, you will find this busy place, the Círculo de Bellas Artes famous for its roof terrace. To access it you must pay five euros and then access through its elevator which will take you to an authentic cultural and gastronomic space.

roof terraces

This place offers spectacular views and an almost 360º panoramic view of the city that you can combine having a drink from its comfortable sofas with a chill out atmosphere, although you can also stay for dinner and enjoy its delicious menu.

Eurostars Madrid Tower

From Paseo de la Castellana, you will find this luxurious five-star hotel, Eurostars Madrid Tower, next to the four towers of Madrid and with an advantage that not all hotels can boast of. It has a roof terrace 236 meters high followed by its 58 floors.

From its roof terrace you can enjoy incredible views, mainly towards the Paseo de la Castellana. It should be noted that it is the third tallest skyscraper in all of Madrid and there you can enjoy an appetizing breakfast, among the services offered by the hotel.

dinner enjoying the views from the four towers

Of course, you can do the complete experience, stay the night and enjoy that breakfast watching the sunrise from above and, of course, with the best possible company.

Sky Bar- Hotel Riu Plaza España

From the 27th floor of the eighth tallest skyscraper in the capital, you can continue enjoying 360º views on the Sky Bar terrace. Located in Plaza España, this hotel refers to the well-known phrase “from Madrid to heaven” and offers everyone its visitors the possibility of walking along its glass walkway to enjoy the “Madrid sky” even more.

Among the many views that the place offers, you will be able to see in the foreground Plaza de España, Gran Vía, the Malasaña neighborhood, part of the Sierra de Madrid, the Almudena or the Royal Theater. It can be said that they make up some of the most emblematic places in the city.

glass walkway

Do not forget to take a good camera to capture the best locations and, of course, you can have a delicious cocktail that accompanies the moment and do not forget that the best time of the day may be sunset. The views are more spectacular than at any other time of the day.


It is more than clear that the views that Madrid offers are authentic and unique, but even more so are the many places that the capital offers to enjoy them. Whether alone or accompanied, the experience is worth it and do not forget that we are talking about a city that more than one is enthralled by. Is it because of its views?

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