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A new place to enjoy the views of madrid

With the renovation of the Palacio de Cibeles and its re-purposing as an exhibition center and town hall, we can now not only enjoy the spectacular interiors, but also the viewpoint on the 8th floor which offers an entirely new vision of the Spanish capital. The views are panoramic, but the best part is the view of the Plaza de Cibeles with Gran Via and the Sevilla area in the background.

You can also see the other classic terraces in the area like the Círculo de Bellas Artes which is conveniently located in the same direction as the sunset.

To visit, you need to purchase a ticket ahead of time. The tickets cost 2 euros and they let people enter every half hour. If you want to see the sunset, it's best to check the schedule and get your tickets ahead of time.

If you're a photographer, remember that you can't use tripods on the terrace.
Ignacio Izquierdo
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The renovation of cibeles palace

In my opinion, it is the loveliest building in Madrid. It is worth going through all the floors and spots, it is a magnificent building.

Inside, on each floor, there are many surprises. If you start with floor 0, where there is a space dedicated to reading or relaxing, right next to desks with tactile screens to play and learn with information and pictures of "before" and "after" the renovation Palace. Further the old postal service stands (the Spanish Correos), exactly as it was at the time, which gives way to the glamor of other times.

We can go up the lift or the fabulous stairs to other floors (there are eight of them, including the tower and two lower floors). These stairs are decorated with spectacular glazed tile. On each floor, you discover something new, the glass floor, the very worked roofs, the painted glass and the huge exterior glass dome.

The renovation will take place in two phases, the first one is already finished. During the second phase there will be exhibitions, concerts and special events, what I guess will make the building very lively.

To go up to the terrace roof and have some unique views of Madrid, you have to get a ticket at the entrance, which is not an easy task because of the queue... I did not manage to get one: the number of tickets is limited and at 5.30 pm they were already sold out, but I was very jealous of the people who could go up...

It is a visit you cannot skip, I recommend it. I was truly amazed at the beauty of Cibeles Palace!
Sofia Santos
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My precious madrid

My Madrid, my precious Madrid. This building, once the headquarters of the Postal Service, is located in one of my favorite squares in the capital. The square is graced by the goddess Cibeles, whose watchful eyes capture all that happens in Madrid. And while we’re usually too busy rushing from one place to another, if we do stop one day and take a look, Cibeles will show us a magical part of Madrid’s history. After a lengthy restoration, Cibeles is finally open to the public and will be free until July 27th. The renovations look great and the best part is the access to the roof where you can enjoy priceless views of Madrid. It’s fantastic! They’ve also set aside a small part for relaxation complete with pillows, tables, and a bar. The area is decorated in bright, cheerful colors and is a great place to take a break or enjoy a book. In the galleries, you can enjoy the massive glass skylights and see poster-sized photographs documenting the renovations.
Carmen Quereda Merino
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The most emblematic buildings

One of the most emblematic buildings in Madrid!! The Palace of Cibeles is one of Madrid’s landmark monuments and the current offices of the mayor of Madrid. It's located in Cibeles Square, which is visible from the Paseo del Prado which begins at the foot of the Palace. It was originally constructed by architects Antonio Palacios and Joaquin Ortendi to be the home of the Post and Telegraph Society of Spain. It’s commonly known as “Our Lady of Communications”, a name given to it by Leon Trotsky after he was impressed by the building’s grandeur during his visit to Madrid in the 1930’s. This building is also included in Spain’s Cultural Heritage list under the Monument category.
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New cultural center and viewpoint

Centro Centro cultural center is located in Madrid’s iconic Palace of Cibeles, formerly the Palace of Telecommunications. Today, this exceptional and historical building is full of 21st century ideas and houses exhibits that represent the cutting-edge of various disciplines. Another exceptional attraction this building offers is the chance to enter the roof and enjoy the views. As soon as you enter, look at the available time slots and reserve a time to go up. To go up, there are stairs which are only 88 steps, which I’d recommend taking in order to enjoy the different views of Madrid, but there is also a lift for those who have difficulty with the stairs. It’s a shame they don’t let you stay on the roof for more than a few minutes though…but hey, it’s free!
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Nestled in the heart of the vibrant a...

Nestled in the heart of the vibrant and lively Plaza de la Puerta del Sol, in the historic heart of the capital Madrid, the mayor of the city is an important and symbolic in the eyes of Madrid historic site. It is indeed on this site that people come together on December 31 to celebrate together the new year begins in the purest respect of traditions: the sound of the 12 strokes of midnight, they swallow 12 grapes! Will start the year on a full stomach and heart charms this effect impressive crowd.

Nichée en plein centre de la très vivante et animée Plaza de la Puerta del Sol, en plein cœur historique de la capitale madrilène, la mairie de la ville est un lieu historique important et symbolique aux yeux des madrilènes. C'est en effet sur cette place que les habitants se rassemblent, le 31 décembre, pour fêter ensemble la nouvelle année qui débute dans le plus pur respect des traditions : Au son des 12 coups de minuit, ils avalent 12 grains de raisin ! De quoi commencer l'année le ventre plein et le cœur ravit de cet effet de foule impressionnant.

Non loin du quartier des grands musées madrilènes, un peu à l'écart de la folle agitation de la Puerta del Sol et de la Plaza Mayor se trouve, sur la très belle Plaza de Cibeles, un impressionnant Palais. Cette grosse meringue blanche dans le style art Nouveau, datant du début du XXème, est en réalité, comme les camions jaunes amassés sur le parking de devant peuvent le laisser deviner, la poste centrale de la capitale madrilène. Ou plus précisément, le palais de la Poste et des télécommunications. Elle est immense, et la visite mérite un petit détour, d'autant plus que ce sera l'occasion pour vous d'y acheter vos timbres pour vos cartes postales !
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One of the most emblemticos madrid

The Cibeles Palace was what impressed me the first time I took the taxi from the airport to the city center to go pro. It is early in the Gran Via in front of the fountain of Cibeles, which is also a very important monument to Madrid, and also in front of the building which I consider the most striking of the city, Metropoli. It is the most impressive part of the city, no doubt. When I arrived in Spain in 2008, the facade was in the works, but now the Palace is like new, all renovated, inside and out. You can climb to the top floor and have one of the most stunning views of the capital, it is necessary to get a ticket before entry, visits to the terrace has certain hours. Be sure to visit and see if you have the opportunity. The floor 0, which is coming down the stairs when you enter is always very interesting exhibitions. It is essential to have a visit one of the most beautiful sights and sensations in Madrid certainly is inesqucível.

Um dos mais emblemáticos de madri

O Palácio Cibeles foi o que mais me impressionou na primeira vez eu peguei o taxi no aeroporto da cidade para ir pro centro. Fica no começo da Gran Via, em frente à fonte das Cibeles, que também é um monumento muito importante para Madri, e também em frente ao edifício que eu considero o mais marcante da cidade, o Metropoli.

É a parte mais impressionante da cidade, sem dúvida. Quando eu cheguei na Espanha, em 2008, a fachada estava em obras, mas atualmente o Palácio está como novo, todo reformado, por dentro e por fora. É possível subir até o último andar e ter uma das vistas mais impressionantes da capital, para isso é necessário pegar um ticket de entrada antes, as visitas ao terraço tem horas determinadas.

Não deixe de ver e visitar se você tiver a oportunidade. O andar 0, que fica descendo as escadas quando você entra sempre tem exposições interessantíssimas. É uma visita imprescindível para ter uma das vistas e sensações mais lindas em Madri, com certeza é inesqucível.
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It is an integrated set of two white-...

It is an integrated set of two white-fronted buildings with baroque evocations neoplaterescas and Salamanca, located on the side of the Plaza de Cibeles, occupying 30,000 square meters of which were former Retiro Park. It was designed by the young Spanish architects Antonio Palacios and Joaquin Otamendi. The Palacio de Cibeles, officially opened on March 14, 1919, is from the point of view of Spanish architecture one of the first examples of modernist architecture, and more representative, erected in the center of Madrid. It started its operation as a modern distribution center post, telegraph and telephone. After some architectural developments outside the building, and in 2007 began to house the municipal offices of the City of Madrid, moving its offices from the Casa de la Villa and Casa de Cisneros (both located in the Plaza de la Villa). This reform of the early twenty-first century in the building also includes a cultural area called "CentroCentro".

Es un conjunto integrado por dos edificios de fachada blanca, con evocaciones neoplaterescas y barroco salmantino, ubicados en un lateral de la Plaza de Cibeles, ocupando unos 30.000 metros cuadrados de lo que fueron los antiguos Jardines del Buen Retiro. Fue diseñado por los jóvenes arquitectos españoles Antonio Palacios y Joaquín Otamendi. El Palacio de Cibeles, inaugurado oficialmente el 14 de marzo de 1919, es desde el punto de vista de la arquitectura española uno de los primeros ejemplos de arquitectura modernista, y más representativos, erigidos en el centro de Madrid. Comenzó su funcionamiento como moderna central de distribución de correos, telégrafos y teléfonos. Tras algunas evoluciones arquitectónicas del exterior del edificio, ya en el año 2007 comienza a albergar las dependencias municipales del Ayuntamiento de Madrid, trasladando sus dependencias desde la Casa de la Villa y Casa de Cisneros (ambas ubicadas en la Plaza de la Villa). Esta reforma de comienzos del siglo XXI en el edificio incluye además un área cultural denominada "CentroCentro".
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Terraza del palacio de comunicaciones

The Communications Palace, also known as Palacio de Cibeles, has been renovated and can visit the spectacular interior, having become an exhibition center called CentroCentro (in the Christmas season can admire the Bethlehem installed by the city of Madrid) and enabling lookout terrace with spectacular panoramic views of central Madrid. If the visit is also at dusk, sunset surprise that currency on Madrid. The viewpoint is located on the 8th floor of the central tower of the building, which is 70 meters high, and is accessed free gaining entry into the ground floor, where you allocate the time of ascent, being limited to 50 the maximum number of visitors to the terrace on each shift.

Terraza del palacio de comunicaciones

El Palacio de comunicaciones, también conocido como Palacio de Cibeles, ha sido reformado, pudiendo visitar su espectacular interior, habiéndose convertido en un centro de exposiciones denominado CentroCentro (en las fechas navideñas se puede admirar el Belén instalado por el Ayuntamiento de Madrid) y habilitando una terraza mirador con espectaculares vistas panorámicas del centro de Madrid. Si además la visita se realiza al caer la tarde, sorprende la puesta de sol que se divisa sobre Madrid.
El mirador se encuentra en la 8ª planta de la torre central del edificio, que tiene 70 metros de altura, y se accede gratis adquiriendo una entrada en la planta baja, donde te asignan la hora de subida, estando limitado a 50 el número máximo de visitantes a la terraza en cada turno.
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The former palacio de telecomunicacio...

The former Palacio de Telecomunicaciones is, as many monuments in Madrid, one of the key places. It was designed by Antonio Palacios and Joaquín Otamendi, completed in 1919, 15 years after the launch of the project. It was the headquarters of the Sociedad de Correos de España y Telégrafos, however in November 2007, the municipality of Madrid wished to settle in these buildings. This impressive building seems to be more appropriate as the town hall of the capital Madrid. El Palacio de Cibeles is found near the Buen Retiro Park and the Prado Museum. Street Address: Ayuntamiento de Madrid, Plaza Cibeles, Madrid 28014.

L’ancien Palacio de Telecomunicaciones est, comme de nombreux monuments à Madrid, un des lieux incontournables. Il fut dessiné par Antonio Palacios et Joaquín Otamendi, achevé en 1919 soit 15 ans après le lancement du projet. Il s’agissait du siège social de la Sociedad de Correos y Telégrafos de España, cependant en novembre 2007, la municipalité de Madrid a souhaité s’installer dans ces bâtiments. Cet édifice impressionnant semble être plus approprié comme hôtel de ville de la capitale madrilène.

El Palacio de Cibeles ne se trouve non loin du Parc du Buen Retiro et du musée du Prado.

Adresse exacte: Ayuntamiento de Madrid, Plaza Cibeles, Madrid 28014.
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Cultural space

Cool cultural space! I went to go to the observation deck, the elevator broke and I ended up having to go down all the flights of stairs, which gave me a good opportunity to meet all prdio inside. H exhibitions and a space to pass the time will: read a book, listen to music, take a nap ... I wish I had gone more times, but I did. :(

Espaço cultural

Espaço cultural bem legal! Fui pra ir ao mirante, o elevador quebrou e eu acabei tendo que descer todos os andares de escada, o que me deu uma boa oportunidade de conhecer todo o prédio por dentro.

Há exposições e um espaço pra passar o tempo à vontade: ler um livro, ouvir música, tirar uma soneca...

Queria ter ido mais vezes, mas não consegui. :(
Camila Pierin
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The palace of communications is one o...

The Palace of Communications is one of the architecture of the Spanish capital, Madrid monuments. This palace is one of the symbols of the city. Here is the main seat of the municipality of Madrid. This building is fairly new, it was built in the early twentieth century in the Gothic style. This palace impresses with its stunning architecture, rich decor. I invite you to discover this exceptional palace, you will not regret it.

Le palais des Communications est l’un des monuments d’architecture de la capitale espagnole, Madrid. Ce palais est l’un des symboles de la ville. Ici se trouve le siège principale de la mairie de Madrid. Cet édifice est assez récent, il a été construit au début du vingtième siècle dans le style néogothique. Ce palais impressionne par son architecture époustouflante, ses décors riches. Je vous invite à découvrir ce palais exceptionnel, vous allez pas regretter.
Alisa Kolobova
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Located in the heart of the spanish c...

Located in the heart of the Spanish capital, opposite the building of the Bank of Spain on the Plaza de Cibeles, the Palace of Communications was inaugurated in 1909. Built according to the plans of architects Antonio Palacios and Joaquin Otamend, this building has a very unique Gothic style, but also the impression of being in front of a castle espanol. In any case, the facade is full of amazing details like statues of men who bear the globe on the roof next to the Spanish flag.

Situé au coeur de la capitale espagnole, face au bâtiment de la Banque d'Espagne sur la place de Cibeles, le palais des Communications fut inauguré en 1909.
Construit selon les plans des architectes Antonio Palacios et Joaquin Otamend, ce bâtiment a un style néogothique très particulier, mais on a aussi l'impression de se retrouver devant un chateau espanol.
En tout cas, la façade regorge de détails incroyable, comme les statues d'hommes qui supportent le globe, sur le toit à côté du drapeau espagnol.
Roland Flutet
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Cibeles palace on the square of the s...

Cibeles Palace on the square of the same name is also called the Palace of Communications and now serves as mayor of the city of Madrid, in addition to being a very charming place with its particular glass gallery. Night Cibeles Palace sparkles. Originally the name of the goddess Cybele building.

Le Palais de Cibeles situé sur la place du même nom est aussi appelé Palais des communications et sert désormais de mairie à la ville de Madrid, en plus d'être un endroit très charmant avec sa galerie de verre notamment. La nuit le palais de Cibeles brille de mille feux. A l'origine du nom de l'édifice, la déesse Cybèle.
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Visit the future

The Palacio de Cibeles, which previously knew as Palacio de Telecomunicaciones and pretending to know as CentroCentro made guided tours inside. In June 2011, visited the empty spaces, without content, and it is true that the building itself needs nothing else but it is beginning to be a stranger to what it aspires to be a place of culture in the Golden Triangle Art Madrid. Certainly, maintaining counters Post is a success.

Visita al futuro

El Palacio de Cibeles, que con anterioridad conocíamos como Palacio de Telecomunicaciones y que se pretende conocer como CentroCentro realiza visitas comentadas a su interior. En el mes de junio 2011 se visitaban los espacios vacíos, sin contenido y bien es cierto que el edificio en sí no necesita nada más pero no deja ser un extraño comienzo para lo que aspira a ser un espacio de referencia cultural dentro del triángulo de oro del arte de Madrid. Sin duda, el mantener los mostradores de Correos es un acierto.
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Information about Palacio de Cibeles

Palacio de Cibeles Phone Number
+34 914 800 008
+34 914 800 008
Palacio de Cibeles Address
Plaza de Cibeles, 1
Plaza de Cibeles, 1
Palacio de Cibeles Website
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