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I was expecting something Roman

We walked halfway across the bridge before we realised we were standing on what we were looking... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2018
Melbourne, Australia
Just ok.

From the top of bridge the view would be good but someone put plexiglass which is old and worn and... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2018
Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 19 October 2018

We walked halfway across the bridge before we realised we were standing on what we were looking for. I thought that Viaducto was a Roman Aqueduct so when i saw that it was just a bridge albeit an interesting one i must admit i was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Llewellyn53
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

From the top of bridge the view would be good but someone put plexiglass which is old and worn and not clear. The view from the bottom looking up is much nicer.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank LostALot22
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

El Viaducto is a bridge that although very impressive to look at is what it is,it's a bridge that runs close to the magnificent Royal Palace and it's hard to miss but it's just a modern concrete structure. Views are obstructed as there are glass...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank 293neilk
Reviewed 24 May 2018

The original viaduct dated to 1874 and was of iron construction. It was replaced in 1934 but received considerable damage during the Civil War and was restored and reopened in 1942. By 1976 the second viaduct proved inadequate for the traffic volumes and was closed....More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Dan L
Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

The Viaduct is absolutely huge and runs very close to the Royal Palace and Cathedral. There are thick glass panels blocking access to the edge of the viaduct and consequently the views. I can only assume it's to stop people from falling off...or jumping off?...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Bozeman-Dublin
Reviewed 4 February 2018

In Madrid took a walking tour and part of the tour visited this bridge. The architecture is magnificent but the history is sad as it was dubbed as suicide bridge.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank himsh
Reviewed 28 November 2017

El Viaducto supports the road running south from the palace and the cathedral. Seems to modern with basic concrete design. There were no views possible westwards as frosted screens have been erected to prevent people falling off.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Nomadman411978
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

We stayed near here so we got to walk over the viaduct many times. The view was great and streets going under came out to parks and hidden neighborhoods.

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Chiquis926
Reviewed 23 February 2017

The views are great, you can see how big is the city and the sun setting down, the cathedral on the back, its very nice, there are glasses on each side but its still possible to take good pictures.

Date of experience: May 2016
2  Thank gatushis
Reviewed 15 July 2016

It is just a bridge but the cantilever design is very impressive, It is close to the cathedral and palace so we came to have a look whilst waiting for the changing of the guards to start. Worth a pass over although you cannot look...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank SteveS1970
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Expansive plazas, local and foreign crowds, street
performers, colorful lights, window shopping,
restaurant signs promising the best paella, ham, and
churros con chocolate- this is downtown Madrid, a
collection of plazas interconnected by a network of
side streets. Some of these side streets are wide
pedestrian shopping routes, and some are hidden, so
it's possible to duck in and out of the bustle as
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