Torrespaña is a 231m steel-and-concrete television tower located in Madrid, Spain. National terrestrial television channels RTVE, Telecinco and Antena 3, as well as the autonomic channel Telemadrid, along with a few radio stations, broadcast from the tower.Put Torrespana on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Madrid trip itinerary planning website .
The tower was built in 1982, commemorating the FIFA World Cup celebrated in Spain that year. The building was administered by RTVE until 1989, when control over radio and television emissions in Spanish territory was given to Retevisión. It is not open for tourists.
The Torrespaña tower is generally known in Madrid as the "Pirulí", given the similarity between the tower and a particular type of lollipop of conical shape very popular in Spain in the eighties.
It is located in a depression, next to the M30 highway.
El CENTRO DE COMUNICACIONES de Torrespaña, recibe el curioso nombre del Pirulí por su gran parecido con el popular caramelo de la citada forma. more »The center of communications of Torrespaña, receives the curious name of the lollipop by its resemblance to the popular candy in the aforementioned way.
Cuando se construyó los madrileños con mucha sorna le apodaron como el PIRULI y desde entonces se ha quedado con ese nombre. Obviamente la razón del mote es que su estructura recuerda al famoso carame... more »When it was built locals much sarcastically dubbed him as the LOLLIPOP and it has since then been with that name. Obviously, the reason for the nickname is that its structure is reminiscent of the famous candy. Aside from this curious fact frankly most attracts me this communications tower and, except for engineers, I don't think nothing of great interest.
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