The tower-lookout Alfonso XII in the Retiro opens its doors and can be visited

The tower-lookout Alfonso XII in the Retiro opens its doors and can be visited

The tower-lookout of the monument to Alfonso XII Retiro Park opens its doors for the first time after three decades closed as reported by the spokeswoman of the government team of the City of Madrid, Rita Maestre. The monument of more than 20 meters high located next to the pond of Madrid park will offer free visits that will have “a specialized guide who will offer visits to the building on Saturday morning and Wednesday afternoon,” confirmed Maestre at the wheel of Subsequent press to the Government Junta.

Opening of this viewpoint is scheduled for April 25 and reservations can be made from April 3, the spokesman of the municipal executive has indicated that he is “very keen” to open this architectural group and has acknowledged that “unknown” that in the past visits were made to it, since the viewpoint was open to the public in a short period in the decade of the 80’s. The historic enclave formed by two hemicycles with colonnades and the statue The equestrian statue of the monarch Alfonso XIII houses at its top the viewpoint, a glazed room that provides a 360 degree view of El Retiro. In addition, from this location you can distinguish the most emblematic buildings of the skyline of the city of Madrid.

During the visits will be allowed to climb the base of the statue, signed by Mariano Benlliure, which will constitute a new tourist attraction practically unknown for much of the citizenship.

The architectural complex dating back to 1887 has undergone a restoration process that has made it possible to tackle the deterioration of the architectural complex. This intense restoration project that has been carried out by the General Directorate of Intervention in the Urban Landscape and Cultural Heritage of Madrid City Council in which a total of 281,000 euros have been invested will allow this type of visits to be carried out. The activities will be developed initially, in a first phase, until the end of August, where there will be four visits a week: two on Saturday mornings at 1 a.m. and 11.30 p.m. and two on Wednesday evenings, at 6 p.m. 6.30 o’clock Each visit is scheduled to last for half an hour. In addition, two more will be added in the month of September, Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. and Saturdays at 12.00 p.m.