You can now book your tickets for the Alfonso XII viewpoint in the Retiro Park
Located in the El Retiro park, it is a viewpoint unknown to many. In fact, it was only used as such in the 1980s. Today, and as every year, Reservations to visit it are made available to the public.
Alfonso XII Viewpoint © Getty Images
The tower of the famous equestrian statue dedicated to Alfonso XII next to the pond of Retirement hide a glazed gazebo with 360º views about Madrid that may enjoyed from May 5, explained in a statement from the City of Madrid.
The visits, which will be free and with a specialized guide, they will be held on Saturdays and Sundays, between 10 and 13.30, every 30 minutes. This guided tour program will continue until the end of October.
In total, 1,460 visits will be reserved for the viewpoint. Its small size only allows a capacity of ten people.
The Reservations can be done from 12.00 on April 26 through the website Heritage Reservations.
The viewpoint, to which it is accessed by a stairway of more than 20 meters that runs through the interior of the tower of the monument to Alfonso XII, gives in the foreground views of El Retiro and its vegetation, to reveal the distant skyline full of the city.
Both the lookout tower and the statue of Alfonso XII located in its upper part and the rest of the monumental complex have been submitted to restoration works.