Torrespana, Madrid

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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.
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.
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  • The TV tower, installed in 1982 sits by the M 30 Highway and significant enough to be noticed by those that travel into Madrid from the airport.It is used by the National TV operator and some others a...  more »
  • The so-called Pirulí de Televisión Española, built for the broadcasts of the 1982 World Cup, has become one of the images of Madrid. It is visible from many points in the city
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