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Palacio de Cibeles

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Address: Plaza Cibeles 1, 28014 Madrid, Spain
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Very nice neighborhood to take a walk and appreciate the architecture or surrounding buildings. Take a moment to admired the fountain in the center or the roundabout.

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 4, 2015

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 NEW

Very nice neighborhood to take a walk and appreciate the architecture or surrounding buildings. Take a moment to admired the fountain in the center or the roundabout.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 NEW

Very interesting and beautiful place. Still a post office and City Hall,but also is used for some exhibits and all are accessible for free ( at least when we were there. Have tea on floor six ( cover charge pay for tea !! ) and take pictures and enjoy the view. You can also go higher.

Thank Ken S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015 NEW

Stunning at night! Cibeles square is buzzing with activity, a beautiful fountain in the center, and is the meeting point for celebrations after a big soccer victory!

Thank VashP021
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 NEW

Expect to pay a service charge to go into the rooftop restaurant but it is credited to the drink. The service was absolutely awful but was nice to sit and enjoy the view.

Thank PaloAltoHills
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 NEW

Absolutely beautiful. You feel the history of the Spanish domination here! This cathedral is well maintained and the audio tour will help you understand why Spain's demise was catastrophic.

Thank DanasTrip
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 NEW

The palace looks great, but it's even more amazing at night. There is a bar and a restaurant at top of the palace with a great view to the city, in the bar there is a minimum order of 6 euro per person, but the view is worth it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 NEW

very imposing & great architecture of the old days. like lots of buildings in madrid in a very good condition.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 NEW

Simply pass by around sunset and you catch both day and night lights. Surprised to see a huge banner with "Refugees welcome" at this Palace in September 2015.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 NEW

I am not an expert of madrid but to me this shiuld be the heart of the city, its vibrant and full of life, it leads into main roads like gran via, even when it comes to sight seeng tours it evolves around it so dont worry you will not miss.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

The roof top bar is the only part we got to visit but it was great to rest our tired feet and enjoy a drink while looking over a the fountain. The music can be loud and the tables crowded.

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