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Spain's Top 10 Lookouts - Breathtaking!
12 March 2019 @ 14:11

Spain has some breathtaking views and if you are looking for the perfect spot to grab that memorable selfie or just a moment to switch off from the world and admire it's beauty, here are 10 places that will most certainly fit the bill...


1. El Río (Lanzarote). This lookout, situated at the summit of the impressive Famara cliff that soars 479 meters above sea level, is one of the most iconic designs of Canary Island architect César Manrique. Located in the north of Lanzarote and facing the northeast, the lookout mimics the surrounding volcanic environment and provides several points to admire the Chinijo archipelago— which is made up of La Graciosa, Montaña Clara, Alegranza, Roque del Este and Roque del Oeste islands.


2. Santa Catalina (La Hermida, Cantabria). Facing the Hermida gorge, the lookout in the Peñarrubia municipality of Cantabria was built in 1999 and is considered to be one of the most impressive in the region. It sits at the peak of the Santa Catalina mountain and features a cantilevered deck that juts out over the gorge. When visitors look over, they can see 1,000 meters down to the Deva River.


3. Salto del Gitano (Monfragüe national park, Cáceres). The legend goes that a gipsy was chased by a pair of Civil Guards from another era (dressed in a cape and leather three-cornered hat) into the Las Corchuelas mountain range and up to Falcon rock. Here he was trapped between the Tajo River ahead and his pursuers behind. The gypsy decided to jump and gained so much momentum that he landed on the other side of the riverbank, unscathed. Today, this very spot is the park's lookout point.



La Antigua lookout in the Melero Meander (Riomalo de Abajo, Cáceres). Arguably the best view of the Melero Meander (Meandro del Melero) and the Alagón river can be seen from the La Antigua lookout near the town of Riomalo de Abajo. You can get there by driving on a road that is partly paved, and part forest path (for the last two and a half kilometres). Leaving the town, on the way to the vantage point, you’ll find a naturally formed pool on top of the Ladrillar River.


5. The Ordesa lookouts (Huesca). These peaks of Huesca are peppered with lookout points that are made from rock walls that were formally used for defence. These include the King lookout, or the one at Acunta point (pictured above), which has an impressive view overlooking forests of firs and beech trees as well as snow-covered mountains. Nature clubs often organize guided hikes to these sights, and tourism taxi and bus routes are also available from Huesca as well as from Nerín.


6. La Peña (El Hierro, Canarias). This lookout, located in Guarazoca, north of one of El Hierro in the Canary Islands, is another creation by architect César Manrique and also features a restaurant. From here, visitors can see “the consequences that resulted from the giant landslide that occurred millions of years ago in El Golfo valley,” explains the local tourism agency, Turismo de Canarias. The long stretch of cliffs are covered in thick local vegetation and at the bottom, vineyards and orchards spot the volcanic plain that stretches to the Atlantic Ocean.


Fitu (Arriondas, Asturias). The Fitu lookout in Arriondas, Asturias, gives you a sweeping 360-degree view of the coast and beaches to the Sueve nature reserve and even to the Peaks of Europe National Park. On particularly nice days, visitors can see up to the municipalities of Cangas de Onís and Covadonga.


8. Sa Creueta lookout. The Sa Creueta lookout (or El Colomer) is a vertical rock, 232 meters above sea level, that rises from the Formentor peninsula in the northeast of Mallorca. It is the best lookout of all the vantage points along the 18-kilometre road that winds around Pollença bay. Its magnificent view of Formentor cove is best seen at sunset.


9. Sa Foradada lookout (Mallorca). Tourists and visitors flock to the Sa Foradada lookout for its cinematic sunsets. Located between Deià cove and the Caló de S'Estaca beach, on the eastern coast of Mallorca, it is surrounded by the beauty of the Sierra de la Tramuntana mountain range. Visitors typically pose for photographs or watch the sunset from the Na Foradada restaurant terrace.


10. Fuente Dé Cable (Cantabria). This lookout is located 1,850 meters above sea level, next to the main cable car station. From here, visitors can enjoy spectacular, panoramic views of the central plains of the Picos de Europa mountain range up to the Cantabrigian mountains.

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Maurice Clark said:
09 May 2019 @ 03:46

What about the view from the top of the Ifach in Calpe?

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