Torre España!

This one has written briefly in my blog but feels deserve a post of its own. Many memories coming around here visiting my Madrid with family and walking on parque Roma. Here you have a great view of the Torre España and I like to tell you a bit more on it. Hope you enjoy it as I.

As said coming along parque de Roma, you see the Torre España or Spain tower of television and radio, a sight indeed. The parque de Roma is a large park located on the edge of Calle 30 (ring road/beltway M30). It id ideal for strolling along its promenades delimited by large trees. It has 4 playgrounds for children, a circuit for the elderly, a lake, sports facilities and a climbing wall. In it there is a garden for the blind and a large Madrid coat of arms. A nice park for a relaxing afternoon.

madrid parque Roma jul15

Torrespaña, popularly known as “El Pirulí”,(lollipop) is a telecommunications tower in Madrid. It is located at the confluence of Calle de O’Donnell with Calle del Alcalde Sainz de Baranda (near my latest hotel there) ,and close to the M-30 ring road. It is the third tallest telecommunications tower in Spain! The closest metro station is Saínz de Baranda on lines 6 and 9.


Torrespaña has a height of 220 meters (232 meters with the communications antenna). It began to rise on February 17, 1981, ending on June 7, 1982, just about to use the tower during the 1982 Soccer World Cup.

Madrid Torre España closeup sep12

On the shaft of 120 meters appears the control center that is made up of four floors, closed with steel panels. Four more antenna platforms rise above it, and finally a 45-meter antenna. Access to the upper areas of the tower, only allowed to the personnel who work in them, is carried out by means of an elevator installed inside the shaft. The ladder has 1208 steps. Twenty digital terrestrial television channels, fourteen FM analog radio channels and eighteen digital radio channels (DAB) broadcast from Torrespaña.

The Madrid tourist office on Torre España

There you go folks an off the beaten path of my beloved Spain but worth the detour me think . The torre España, and the parque Roma is a nice combination.

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all!!!

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