Viewing point in Granada
The Mirador Romántico or Romantic Viewpoint is a viewing point in the Generalife in the Alhambra Complex, in Granada, Spain. It is an observatory that provides a panoramic view of the surrounding area, including the Alhambra.
History and Architecture of the Mirador Romántico
It is thought that the Mirador Romántico may have been built over the remains of a Muslim oratory, due to the orientation and other details, although it is somewhat difficult to prove without an archaeological excavations. The Mirador Romántico we see today was built in 1836 by Don Jaime Traversa – many years after the fall of the Nasrids. He was the administrator of the Generalife at that time. The building is a neo-gothic style building and does not fit well with the rest of the buildings in the Generalife because it is not a Nasrid-era building – this is especially true if we compare this romantic viewpoint with that of Mirador de Daraxa in the Palacio de los Leones.
Where is the Mirador Romántico located?
Mirador Romántico or Romantic Viewpoint is is located is located at the end of the Escalera del Agua on the highest point on the Generalife.
When can I visit the Mirador Romántico?
You can view the Mirador Romántico from the Escalera del Agua but it is not always open to the public. The viewpoint is part of the Space of the Month program, and can be viewed as part of a Private Guided Tour.
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Visiting Mirador Romántico
For opening times of the Mirador Romántico in the Generalife see Alhambra Opening Times.