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The 10 most spectacular viewpoints in Spain
Monday, February 1, 2021 @ 12:50 PM

Spain has landscapes as varied as they are beautiful that invite tourists to explore them on foot, by bicycle or by car. One of the places where you can stop time and disconnect from the world are the viewpoints, perfect spots to take a breath of fresh air while enjoying nature to the fullest. Here are ten spectacular viewpoints arranged in strategic places in Spain to enjoy panoramic views difficult to forget.


1. Mirador La Antigua - Is a viewpoint in the Melero meander (Cáceres) - The Melero meander is a whim of nature formed by the Alagón river, on the border between Extremadura and Castilla y León. Despite the fact that both autonomous communities share this natural treasure, the best place to admire it in all its splendour is from the part of Cáceres, specifically from the viewpoint of La Antigua, a few kilometres from the town of Riomalo de Abajo.


2. Mirador del Cable de Fuente (Cantabria) - This splendid viewpoint can be accessed by taking the famous Fuente Dé cable car, as it is located at its upper station. From a height of 1,850 meters, there is a dreamlike view of the central part of the Picos de Europa and the Cantabrian Mountains. A natural paradise in Cantabria that deserves to be on the list of the most spectacular viewpoints in Spain.


3. Mirador del Fitu (Asturias) - From this curious concrete platform that rises above the Alto de la Cruz de Llames you get a magnificent 360º panoramic view of some of the most unique landscapes in Asturias: the Picos de Europa National Park, the Ponga park or even the coastal town of Ribadesella. It is a real sin to leave the Asturian region without stopping at the spectacular Mirador del Fitu, which is easily accessible by car.


4. Mirador Es Colomer (Mallorca) - Also called Sa Creueta, but better known as Es Colomer, is one of the most spectacular viewpoints not only in Mallorca but in all of Spain. The stepped stone walk to the viewpoint is in itself an exceptional landscape. And once there, the sunset over Cape Formentor is an image that remains etched in the retina forever.


5. Miradores de Ordesa (Huesca) - The Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park is strewn with observation points from where you can contemplate the beauty of the Pyrenees of Huesca valley. There are several viewpoints, although the most famous is the Rey or Punta Acuta, which offer a unique view of the peaks and lush valleys of Ordesa. They are some of the most spectacular viewpoints in Spain.


6. Mirador del Puente Nuevo (Ronda) - To see the impressive city of Ronda, in the province of Malaga, there are several observation points, but the most beautiful are those offered by the road to the Puente Nuevo. It is a panoramic walk with several viewpoints from where you can contemplate the beautiful and well-known image of Ronda and its great 98-meter-high bridge. One of the most spectacular viewpoints with the best views in all of Andalusia!


7. Mirador de San Nicolás (Granada) - In the list of the most spectacular viewpoints in Spain, the one that opens to one of the wonders of Andalusia and the entire world could not be missed: the Alhambra in Granada. From the San Nicolás viewpoint, located in the Albaicín neighbourhood of Granada, you get the most beautiful view of this Nasrid palace with the Sierra Nevada in the background. An unbeatable view of the Alhambra, in a place where there are often musicians playing and that, transmits the best of Andalusian culture.


8. Salto del Gitano viewpoint (Cáceres) - Located in the Monfragüe National Park, in Cáceres, the curious name of this viewpoint is due to an Extremaduran legend. In it, a gipsy bandit was being pursued by the Benemérita until he reached the Falcón rock, the highest peak, and from there he jumped over the Tagus River to the other bank of the river to escape the civil guards. They would be so petrified by this feat that one of them was turned to stone. Fables aside, this place is also very frequented by lovers of bird watching. From there it is possible to observe several species of protected birds of the park such as the griffon vulture.


9. Mirador del Valle (Toledo) - The Mirador del Valle is a mandatory stop for all groups of tourists visiting Toledo. Why? Well, because it is without a doubt the best view of this city. The panoramic view of Toledo over the Tagus River from this point is breathtaking: the cathedral, the Alcázar, the walls ... It is located a few kilometres from the historic centre of Toledo, in the middle of a narrow stretch of road always full of cars and visitor buses eager to capture their beautiful views with their cameras.


10. Mirador del Río (Lanzarote) - Located on the Risco de Famara, from a 479-meter high cliff rises this impressive viewpoint built by the Canarian artist César Manrique. From this point in the north of Lanzarote you can enjoy a beautiful view of the small islands of the Chiijino archipelago (La Graciosa, Montaña Clara, Alegranza, Roque del Este and Roque del Oeste), separated from Lanzarote by a strait.



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