Madrid has some charming sunsets. In this article, you’ll find some of my favorite sunset spots in Madrid.
Every time I travel around Europe, I like to look for a spot or two to enjoy the sunset. It’s always a special time that creates unique memories.
If you want to go with your friends, or you just want to find a nice place to impress your date, here is my list of the 10 best sunset spots in Madrid. They are all located on this map.
In order to get the most out of this post, check the sunset time in Madrid so you know what time to go.
1. Templo de Debod
This park in Madrid is quite impressive. It has a real Egyptian Temple. It was brought from Egypt in the ’60s. Imagine the sky turning purple behind these unique monuments.
You can also visit the temple. It’s free and it’s open from 10 a.m to 8 p.m.
If you want to experience the sunset with these amazing views, don’t wait too long. They want to close the temple because the weather is damaging its structure.
How to get there: Metro stop Plaza de España. Check the map.
2. Cerro del Tío Pío – Parque de las Siete Tetas
Cerro del Tío Pío is a park located on the outskirts of Madrid, in the working-class neighborhood of Vallecas. It’s a 20 minute metro ride from the city center.
The park is called 7 Tetas because of its 7 hills from where you can see the Madrid skyline. Watching Madrid’s sunset from this spot will be unforgettable.
I would recommend packing a few things so you can have a picnic on the grass.
Tip: I would avoid this park on windy days. It gets pretty chilly up there.
How to get there: Metro stop Portazgo. Check the map.
3. Teleférico Madrid
Madrid has its own cable car. This 11 minute ride turns out to be a great spot to watch the sunset. It can be challenging to get on the teleférico at the perfect time to see the sun go behind the mountains, but I think it’s worth trying.
The teleférico goes from Casa de Campo to Paseo Pintor Rosales. You can take it in any direction. The round trip is 25 minutes and it costs 6€.
They advise being there a few minutes before the departure. Try to be in the area a few minutes before the sunset and you’ll have a good chance to enjoy one of the best sunsets in Madrid.
If it’s windy, the cable car won’t operate.
How to get there: Metro stop: Casa de campo. Check the map.
4. Faro Moncloa
In the western part of Madrid, there’s another excellent spot to enjoy the sunset.
It’s an observation point from which you can have a nice view of the city. The nice wide windows make it a good plan for any time of the day, even just to see Madrid from a new perspective. The ticket is 3€ and there’s usually a line to go up.
It’s open from 9:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Closed on Mondays.
How to get there: Metro stop Moncloa. Check the map.
5. Madrid City Hall
Madrid city hall has a rooftop with probably one of the best views of Gran Vía, which is one of the most iconic streets in Madrid.
The fountain below is Cibeles. It’s the place where the Real Madrid soccer team goes to celebrate their victories.
The ticket is 3€
How to get there: Metro stop Banco de España. Check the map.
6. Círculo de Bellas Artas
Another remarkable place to watch the sunset in Madrid is the Academy of Fine Arts. From its rooftop, you’ll get a good photo of Gran Vía too. There’s only one elevator to get to the rooftop, so I would recommend going early. If you wait too long, you might be stuck in line instead of watching the sunset.
There’s also a bar to get a drink and a lounge area to hang out and relax.
The ticket is 5€ and gives access to whatever exhibit they have at the time.
How to get there: Metro stop Sevilla. Check the map.
7. Hotel RIU Plaza de España
Hotel RIU is one of the latest rooftops in Madrid. They rebuilt it and reopened it a few months ago, therefore it’s new to everyone. Right now, everybody wants to go up and get the perfect photo, so the lines are huge.
Only the ones that persevere get to see the sunset from this spot. Even though you might not get there in time, the views of the city are worth it any time of the day.
The ticket is 5€ before 6:00 p.m. and 10€ after that. The tickets come with a 5€ discount for the rooftop bar.
How to get there: Plaza de España metro stop. Check the map.
8. El Palacio Real
La Almudena is another great place to experience the sunset in Madrid. It’s located in the city center near the metro Opera. From this spot, you can see a big part of the south of Madrid. On days with clear skies, you can even see some of the rides of Madrid’s amusement park.
I would also recommend visiting the Royal Palace which is next to it. The ticket is about 10€ and opens everyday.
How to get there: Opera Metro station. Then walk a few minutes. Check the map.
Even though this is just a street in the middle of the city and there’s not a good place to sit down, I love how the sun illuminates the buildings right before it sets.
Sometimes when I am walking down this street I find myself mesmerized with my eyes wide open, gazing at the sky. You won’t see this anywhere else.
How to get there: Manuel Becerra metro stop. Check the map.
10. Rooftops in Madrid
Another good spot to watch the sunset in Madrid is from a rooftop. Although there are many rooftops in Madrid, they are usually overcrowded. Everybody wants to be there at the peak time, so it can turn out impossible to see anything.
Most rooftops are hotels or hostels where you can enjoy a drink.
It’ll be overpriced most of the time. However, keep in mind that the cost of living in Spain is lower than in most countries.
I hope you like this list with the best places to watch the sunset in Madrid. Did you know all of them? Is there any spot that I didn’t write about in the article and it’s worth mentioning? Let me know in the comments.