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The best sunset in madrid

It has always been said that one of the most amazing places to enjoy dusk in Madrid is the Círculo de Bellas Artes. I had never been up there, and to be honest I wish I had gone before. Yes it is amazing.

Going up there right at the time when the sun turns orange and goes down progressively until it disappears, giving way to what in photography is called "the magical hour", is a feeling all photography fans know you cannot put into words.

It is a huge terrace roof where, even if there are many people, there is always a good spot to admire the horizon or take some unforgettable pictures. You shouldn't miss out on visiting it.
Pedro Jareño
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One of madrid's top stops

One of the best places to get a literal overview of Madrid if the roof terrace of the Círculo de Bellas Artes. It's especially wonderful if you go in the morning for breakfast when it's still cool and, if you brave the crowds, at sunset. It costs 3 euros to access the terrace and there are tables and lounge chairs as well as two bars serving breakfasts, lunches, drinks, and cocktails.

Personally, I don't enjoy the evenings when they try to make it something of a Euro-trash hang out but I will admit that the atmosphere is nice at night during weekdays and in August when there aren't many people. Just don't go on a Friday night ;). The rest of the time, it's spectacular. You can see literally everything in Madrid excepts the Royal Palace: Gran Via, Cibeles, Atocha, the Four Towers, the scenic church steeples of Huertas and the Barrio Salamanca, the Paseo de la Castellana, the Prado Museum...everything!

Anyways...if you're visiting Madrid for the first-time, this should definitely be on your list. It's a wonderful place that's popular among locals and not in a lot of the more traditional museum-and-monument guidebooks. I'd suggest heading there at 10am for breakfast. You won't regret it!
Chris
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Views and exhibits

The terrace at the Círculo de Bellas Artes has been open for a while now and is where, for a 2€ entry fee (which gives access to all exhibits), we can enjoy one of the best views of Madrid, the Metrópolis Building, and the grandiose statue of Minerva that crowns the Círculo de Bellas Artes.
Since there is not an inch of shade of the roof-deck, it quickly gets too hot during summer days. It’s best to visit during the evening when things cool down a bit.
They also hold temporary exhibitions, such as that of the EFTI Photography School, that remain open throughout the summer.
Carlos Olmo
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Madrid from the sky

For those who are looking for a different perspective of Madrid, the Círculo de Bellas Arts (Fine Arts Association) has been offering its visitors an excellent alternative to admire the capital city: a bird eye's view.

The 780 square meters terrace has incredible views from where you can appreciate the whole metropolis: Gran Vía, Recoletos, Puerta del Sol, Castellana, etc. One of the most impressive elements is the Metrópolis building.

Even though anytime is good for the visit, one can say the last hour of light is ideal, especially if you want to take pictures since the sky takes spectacular colors.

You can go up any day of the week, as long as there is no event. The opening hours are usually between 11 am and 2 pm and from 4.30 pm to 7 pm, but during this summer it opened until 9 pm.

The entrance fee is 2€, with a 50% discount for students. The members of the Association do not have to pay.
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One of the most beautiful terrace roofs

Probably one of the most beautiful terrace roofs in Madrid. Since recently it was a place restricted to the members of the Association (a club somewhat antiquated and manly where they would play pool and they had access to workshop rooms on the terrace roof, which are always empty).

What happened? The people of the Association realized this restricted access was an elitist measure that would not allow the people of the city to know this spot. Now it is possible to visit the terrace roof sometimes paying 2€ or even for free on special occasion like the day of the Lectura del Quijote.

I am lucky enough to have a less limited access thanks to my job and I can assure you this place is one of the spots in Madrid you cannot miss out on. Apart from this free access they organize parties and events (some of them are open to the public), when the terrace roof becomes an improvised runway, a crazy costume party or a romantic space for a poetry recital.

But if you want to know when these events are organized you have to be very attentive to the Association's web page or take the booklet they give out every month in the main cultural places in Madrid.

A place that is finally open to everyone and that we have the right to enjoy!
lamaga
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Sunsetting in madrid

Sunsetting in Madrid
Kimberly Sunster
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Above the rooftops of madrid

This roof has earned his own right as one of the favorite spots to see the rooftops of Madrid. Its location is excellent, right at the entrance to the Gran Vía and the Huertas area and Cybele. Great to place to view the city almost bird. It is easy to recognize main avenues as Recoletos / Paseo del Prado is just becoming the Castellana and the Kio Towers with the 4 towers in the background, while the foreground are the roofs of Chueca, Calle Alcala also, and even retirement. To take pictures is a delight, because there are many places to look. The sunset is often also memorable, standing on the roofs of most traditional Madrid. Indispensable classic.

Por encima de los tejados de madrid

Esta azotea se ha ganado por méritos propios ser uno de los rincones favoritos para ver los tejados de Madrid. Su situación es excelente, justo a la entrada de la Gran Vía y sobre la zona de Huertas y Cibeles. Fantástica para situar la ciudad a vista casi de pájaro.

Es fácil reconocer avenidas principales como Recoletos/Paseo del Prado que se acaba convirtiendo en la Castellana con las Torres Kio y las 4 Torres al fondo, mientras en un primer plano están los tejados de Chueca, también la Calle Alcalá, e incluso el Retiro.

Para hacer fotos es una delicia, porque hay muchos rincones a los que mirar. El atardecer suele ser también memorable, poniéndose sobre los tejados del Madrid más castizo. Clásico imprescindible.
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I usually bring friends here on a vis...

I usually bring friends here on a visit, to give an idea of ​​what Madrid from above. There are plenty of terraces in Madrid, often turned into bars or restaurants that allow overviews truly impressive. In this case it is the terrace of the Circulo, which I recommend you to visit: There are often interesting exhibits at the ridiculous price of 1 euro. Those who do not have the time or arrive late, you may go directly to paying an entrance terrace of 2 euro and taking the elevator to the top floor. Here you can also happen to come across an exhibition. It is not trivial to add that the best time to visit this area, very pleasant in the summer when there is organized a few concerts, is the sunset or at night when they light the buildings of the always amazing [then = 67871] Gran Via [/ then] .

Sono solito portare qui gli amici in visita, per dare un'idea di com'è Madrid dall'alto. Esistono moltissime terrazze a Madrid, spesso trasformate in bar o ristoranti, che permettono delle panoramiche veramente impressionanti. In questo caso si tratta della terrazza del Circulo, che consiglio anche di visitare: Vi sono spesso esposizioni interessanti, al ridicolo prezzo di 1 euro. Chi invece non ha tempo o arriva tardi, può passare direttamente al terrazzo pagando un'entrata di 2 euro e prendendo l'ascensore fino all'ultimo piano. Qui vi può anche capitare di imbattervi in un'esposizione.
Non è banale aggiungere che il momento migliore per visitare questo spazio, gradevolissimo d'estate quando vi si organizza qualche concerto, è il tramonto o la notte, quando si illuminano i palazzi della sempre straordinaria Gran Via.
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The best views of madrid

In Alcala Street, between Seville and Cibeles, the building of the Circle of Fine Art, where exhibitions of art and photography are made and where you can enjoy one of the best views of Madrid from above, views are covering almost 360 ° from its roof. This place is a must be in Madrid or come out, whether it is summer or winter, day or night. Enjoy the sunset and nightfall from this vantage point is always worthwhile. This place also worth it if you love photography and are looking for an interesting place to practice with your camera. The entrance to climb are only 3 €, 2 € if you Carnet Joven, no time limit, and if you still have not taken advantage of to go I would recommend you do as soon as possible, since it seems that they will close the visits to the public sometime this year.

De las mejores vistas de madrid

En la calle Alcala, entre Sevilla y la plaza de Cibeles, se encuentra el edificio del Circulo de Bellas artes, lugar donde se realizan exposiciones de arte y fotografía y donde se puede disfrutar de una de las mejores vistas de Madrid desde las alturas, vistas que abarcan casi los 360º desde su azotea. Este lugar es una visita obligada seas de Madrid o vengas de fuera, sea verano o sea invierno, de día o de noche. Disfrutar del atardecer y anochecer desde este privilegiado lugar siempre merece la pena. Este lugar también merece la pena si te gusta la fotografía y buscas un lugar interesante para practicar con tu cámara.

La entrada para subir son solo 3€, 2€ si tienes Carnet Joven, sin limite de tiempo, y si aun no has aprovechado para ir te recomendaría que lo hagas lo antes posible, ya que parece ser que van a cerrar las visitas al publico en algún momento de este mismo año.
José Miguel Sánchez Fernández
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A very unusual point of view of madri...

A very unusual point of view of Madrid. The circle of Fine Arts opened to the public its wonderful terrace during this Christmas, discovering some views on the street really stunning Alcalá and Gran Va. The price to climb to the roof was 2 per person and success has been tremendous, as I have no doubt that volvern roof open to the public on a regular basis. If tennis opportunity not stop rising Podis see the Goddess Athena.

Un punto de vista muy inusual de Madrid.

El Círculo de Bellas Artes abrió al público su maravillosa terraza durante estas Navidades, descubriendo algunas vistas sobre la calle Alcalá y la Gran Vía realmente sensacionales. El precio por subir a la azotea era de 2€ por persona y el éxito ha sido tremendo, así que no dudo que volverán a abrir la azotea al público de una manera regular.

Si tenéis oportunidad, no podéis dejar de subir a ver a la Diosa Atenea.
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An essential view of madrid

Only a few years ago I know this amazing place but since I went for the first time I consider it essential for anyone visiting the city or for any Madrid too. That's why every time he has come to see a friend from outside Spain I wanted to surprise him with these wonderful views and the truth that never disappoint and make you a beautiful day and you can enjoy a beautiful sunset or a cloudy day, always are amazed. A feast for your eyes for only two euros (one euro with youth card) and that part you can also enjoy the exhibits there at that time in the Fine Arts.

Una vista imprescindible de madrid

Hace tan solo unos años que conozco este lugar increíble pero desde que subí por primera vez lo considero imprescindible para cualquiera que visite la ciudad o para cualquier madrileño también. Es por eso que cada vez que ha venido a verme algún amigo de fuera de España le he querido sorprender con estas maravillosas vistas y la verdad que nunca defraudan ya te haga un día espléndido y puedas disfrutar de un precioso atardecer o un día nublado, siempre se quedan asombrados.

Un deleite para tus ojos por tan solo dos euros (un euro con carné joven) y que a parte te permite disfrutar además de las exposiciones que haya en ese momento en el Círculo de Bellas Artes.
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Madrid panormica

If you want to have a view of London from above, I recommend you go to the roof of the Fine Arts. For only 2 euros (1 € if you have the youth card) you can enjoy amazing views. You can see from the Lollipop, to the skyscrapers of the Paseo de la Castellana, the Torres de Colón, the buildings of the Gran Via, the Post Office (now the City of Madrid), the Metropolis building, etc ... It can be visited from Monday to Sunday from 11:00 to 14:00 h. and from 16:00 to 21:00 h. Anyway I recommend you visit their website to confirm hours. Definitely a place to unwind and escape.

Panorámica de madrid

Si queréis tener una vista de Madrid desde las alturas, os recomiendo que vayáis a la azotea del Círculo de Bellas Artes. Por sólo 2 euros (1€ si tenéis el carnet joven) podéis disfrutar de unas vistas increíbles.

Se puede ver desde el Pirulí, hasta los rascacielos del Paseo de la Castellana, las Torres de Colón, los edificios de la Gran Vía, el edificio de Correos (actual Ayuntamiento de Madrid), el edificio Metrópolis, etc...

Puede visitarse de lunes a domingo de 11:00 a 14:00 h. y de 16:00 a 21:00 h. Os recomiendo de todas formas que visitéis su página web para confirmar los horarios.

Sin duda un lugar para desconectar y evadirse.
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Watch the bustle of the capital since the peace.

From the most recommended by me to all those people who visit or live in Madrid and have not yet enjoyed this place, ideal to enjoy a sunset and see the lights of the buildings are lit as night falls and the Car lights paint the central streets of the capital of Spain, in the hectic final note that is raised in a big city from the tranquility of the roof of the Fine Arts. To access this site you have to pay an entrance fee of 3 €, 2 € if you present the university card. Location: Calle Alcalá No. 42

Observar el bullicio de la capital desde la tranquilidad.

De los lugares más recomendados por mi parte a todas esas personas que visitan o viven en Madrid y todavía no han disfrutado de éste lugar, ideal para disfrutar de un atardecer y observar como las luces de los edificios se van encendiendo según cae la noche y las luces de las coches pintan las calles más céntricas de la capital de España, en definitiva observar todo el bullicio que se provoca en una gran ciudad desde la tranquilidad que ofrece la azotea del círculo de bellas artes.

Para acceder a éste lugar tienes que pagar una entrada de 3€; 2 € si presentas el carnet universitario.

Localización: Calle Alcalá Nº42
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Madrid 360 degrees

Madrid visit frequently and although tena references about this place, had not had occasion to visit. Procur go antelacin enough to see sunset from the top of the building. There was no tail much as that in a 5 minute wait was already enjoying the views. The first thing that caught my attention was the visual contrast of the towers of Business Area protruding over the rooftops of old Madrid, after registr the classical view of the building metropolis and Great Va. Deserved worth paying 4 see Madrid from this vantage point.

Madrid a 360 grados

Visito Madrid con cierta frecuencia y aunque tenía referencias sobre este lugar, no había tenido ocasión de visitarlo. Procuré ir con suficiente antelación para ver atardecer desde lo alto del edificio. No había mucha cola así que en unos 5 minutos de espera ya estaba disfrutando de las vistas. Lo primero que me llamó la atención fue el contraste visual de las torres del Business Area sobresaliendo sobre los tejados de la vieja Madrid, después registré la clásica vista del edificio Metrópolis y Gran Vía. Mereció la pena pagar 4 € por ver Madrid desde este privilegiado punto de vista.
Jesus Sanchez Gonzalez (Zu Sanchez)
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Infinitely madrid

I discovered this beautiful corner of Madrid reading the fantastic book "Hidden Madrid". A beautiful view of the most famous streets of the capital, its wonderful buildings and how spans the four corners. Dare to discover the hidden terraces of some restaurants and some penthouses landscaped impossible to see from the street. Worth seeing the sea of ​​rooftops that reaches the Four Towers or the Faro de Moncloa, and statues and picturesque buildings that enhance the Gran Via Upload your photos at dusk and will be wonderful :) A different vision and economic ( € 2 normal, 1 € youth card) to surprise your partner or friends!

Infinitamente madrid

Descubrí este precioso rincón de Madrid leyendo el fantástico libro de "Madrid Oculto".

Una visión preciosa de las calles más conocidas de la capital, sus maravillosos edificios y de cómo se extiende por los cuatro puntos cardinales.
Anímate a descubrir las terrazas ocultas de algunos restaurantes y algunos áticos ajardinados imposibles de ver desde la calle.

Merece la pena ver el mar de tejados que llega hasta las Cuatro Torres o el Faro de Moncloa, así como las estatuas y edificios pintorescos que engrandecen la Gran Vía.

Sube al atardecer y tus fotos serán maravillosas :)

¡Una visión distinta y económica (2€ normal, 1€ carnet joven) para sorprender a tu pareja o amigos!
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Information about Roof of the Círculo de Bellas Artes

Roof of the Círculo de Bellas Artes Phone Number
+34 913 605 400
+34 913 605 400
Roof of the Círculo de Bellas Artes Address
Calle de Alcalá, 42
Calle de Alcalá, 42
Roof of the Círculo de Bellas Artes Website
www.circulobellasartes.com
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