Among the tourist attractions that receive the most visits throughout the planet are the viewpoints . And the truth is that it is not surprising, because from the heights everything is appreciated much better. In addition, they offer truly spectacular urban and natural landscapes. Of course, there are some that are really impressive, either because of the height, the location or the design of the same.
Today at Vuela Viajes we wanted to take a tour of some of the most vertiginous viewpoints in the world. Yes, we mean those that only the bravest can climb. Do you dare to join us?
The Grand Canyon of the Colorado
The first viewpoint on our list could not be other than the Grand Canyon of the Colorado, located in the Grand Canyon National Park, in the United States. Inaugurated in 2007, it is located no more and no less than 1,200 meters high. Of course, what is most impressive is its structure, a glass and steel platform designed by the architect David Jin . The viewpoint is managed by the Hualapai tribe, which charges an entrance fee of 24 euros.
The next viewpoint on our list is The Ledge, which we talked about a few months ago in Vuela Viajes. Located in Chicago, this viewpoint is located on the 103rd floor of the Willis Tower and is impressive because it is a box made entirely of glass. It is 412 meters high and will allow you to enjoy truly amazing views. In fact, on clear days you can see up to four different states: Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, and Michigan.
One of the most vertiginous viewpoints in the world is, without a doubt, the Chamonix Skywalk, inaugurated at the end of last year. It is located in the French Alps, specifically on the Aiguille du Midi peak. Located at more than 4,000 meters high, it is made up of five layers of glass, so visitors have the feeling of being hanging in the air.
We also want to talk about El Púlpito, a place where the word vertigo falls short. Located on the coast of Norway, Preikestolen is a natural lookout point that stands 600 meters above the beautiful waters of the Lysefjorden. To get to this place a walk of about four or five hours (round trip) is necessary, although it is really worth it. Of course, keep in mind that on this gigantic stone platform there are no fences, so if you are not careful you can fall into the abyss. In fact, last year a Spanish tourist fell while taking photos in this dangerous place.
Top of Tyrol
Nor could the Top of Tyrol be missing from this list, an Austrian viewpoint that looks out into the abyss at an altitude of 3,000 meters. What is most surprising about this place is that it is built in such a way that it protrudes from the top of the mountain. In addition, the floor is constructed of rolled steel, so you can see the cliff if you look down. Without a doubt, this platform is one of the places from where you can have the best views of the Alps.
The Stairway to Nowhere
Finally, we want to tell you about the Stairway to Nowhere, located in the Austrian Alps. It is a 100-meter-long suspended metal bridge that ends in a 14-step staircase that goes, as its name suggests, to nowhere. The bridge is at the highest point in the country, so the views are truly spectacular.