Balcones de Madrid


One of the most spectacular viewpoints in Galicia, and unquestionably the most breathtaking in the Ribeira Sacra.

You can't see the Spanish capital from here; rather, it was the place chosen by women to see off their emigrating husbands.

Many were wafer sellers, taking their song to festivals in Madrid and other parts of Spain. This also explains why the village has a monument to wafer sellers.

Don't miss!

We recommend a visit at sunset to see how the river's waters appear to stop flowing, as they turn dark blue.

Views from the viewpoint

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Parada de Sil

32740 Ourense

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