The 10 most beautiful viewpoints in Spain

by Lorraine Williamson
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Where to find swings and benches with the most beautiful viewpoints in Spain?

Spain is a diverse country with stunning nature, vibrant cities, and a rich culture and history. According to the Spanish newspaper El Mundo, anyone exploring this beautiful country should definitely seek out one of these ten viewpoints or ‘miradores,’ as the Spaniards would say.

Riaño (LEÓN)

This ranking begins with one of Spain’s most beautiful views, in Burón. Residents of this place, in the north of the province of León, used to dedicate themselves entirely to livestock farming. Nowadays, this charming place is known for its idyllic swing overlooking the Regional Park of Riaño and Mampodre Mountain. This natural park is a rugged area of the Cantabrian Mountain Range. Here you will find Spain’s largest ‘viewpoint swing,’ hanging from two oak beams eight metres high.


The autonomous region of Asturias also has an endless number of beautiful viewpoints. However, there is one that stands out. Hidden among the cliffs of Cabo Vidio lies the mirador of Sablón, with the most beautiful bench in Spain. The viewpoint is only 15 minutes from the picturesque village of Cudillero and belongs to the town of Oviñana. The best way to get there is by following the footpath that starts at the Mirador de la Cueva, less than a 10-minute walk away.

Adega Terrabrava (LUGO)

Galicia has several very original viewpoints. This also applies to the viewpoint in Adega Terrabrava, a legendary winery in Sober, in the heart of Ribeira Sacra (Lugo). The owner’s love for paragliding, Breogán Pereiro, led to the construction of a swing that sways among the vineyards. The swing is a big hit among Instagram users. A wine tasting at the associated winery completes the experience at this magnificent location.


The slogan on the sign leaves no doubt: “The most beautiful bench in the world.” In the gardens of the Paleontological Museum of Cuenca, a special lookout point has been created with a unique view of the old town in Castilla-La Mancha. A visit to the museum is, of course, a must. You can admire, among other things, life-size replicas of dinosaurs there.

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Oropesa del Mar (CASTELLÓN)

By the sea, in the middle of the beach of Oropesa del Mar, in the province of Castellón, you can find the next place with breath taking views. In the water, surrounded by waves, stands an original swing that calls for a fun photo for social media. According to enthusiasts, there is no place in the Valencian city that is more ‘instagrammable.’

Lanjarón (GRANADA)

In the beautiful, natural landscape of Lanjarón, in the region of the Alpujarras in Granada, there is another swing. You will find this photogenic spot on the hiking route Sendero de los Pescadores (the fishermen’s route), so named because fishermen used to walk along it to transport their products between the coast and Lanjarón. From the viewpoint, you can see the Rules reservoir, as well as the Pico del Caballo, the highest point in the town, at 3,011 metres.


Let’s return to Galicia for a moment. There is another one of those beautiful benches-with-a-view in Spain. You can find the Mirador Campo da Rata in Cedeira (Redondela). From the bench, you have the río Vigo at your feet. Moreover, you overlook the bay of San Simón and the impressive Puente de Rande. On the back of the bench, it says what Galicians are proud of: Galicia is different.

Collserola (BARCELONA)

In the Collserola Park in Catalonia, another swing rises high above the city. Barcelona’s largest natural area covers 8,000 hectares of flora and fauna. The nature park is popular with hikers because of the beautiful hiking trails, the Tibidabo mountain, the Templo Expiatorio del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús, and other viewpoints such as those of Torre Baró.

Ortigueira (A CORUÑA)

In the north of Spain, you will also find the bench of Ortigueira. This bench is considered by many to be the most beautiful in all of Galicia. That is not surprising, as the view over the Rías Altas is breathtaking. Located on the coast of Loiba, you can see the Cabo Ortegal headland in the distance, one of the most famous headlands in the region.

Valle de Tena (HUESCA)

The last picturesque viewpoint from this top 10 hangs above Hoz de Jaca. In this village, in the Aragonese Pyrenees, you will find a spectacular swing at an altitude of 1,280 metres. The chosen spot in the so-called ‘swing valley of Tena’ is located in the Alto Gállego region. A structure has been made for the swing on a cliff, 150 metres above the Búbal reservoir. The swing range is 55 metres, equivalent to a 22-story building.

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