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Palacio de Cibeles

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Address: Plaza Cibeles 1, 28014 Madrid, Spain
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Great landmarks - structure is wonderful from outside . Internally huge hallway, ornamented vaults and colorful staircases are WOW. Also, for 2 euros you can take a lift to the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Great landmarks - structure is wonderful from outside . Internally huge hallway, ornamented vaults and colorful staircases are WOW. Also, for 2 euros you can take a lift to the viewing platform with nice views to Plaza Cibeles and Gran Via buildings. Great views during sunset. Nice buzz to the place !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The building is one of the Madrid's landmarks - imposing structure from outside and surprisingly stunning interior. Spacy hall with richly ornamented vaults and colorful staircases are drawing tourists' eyes. Additionally, for 2 euros you can take a lift to the viewing platform with nice views to Plaza Cibeles and Gran Via buildings. There's also a tourist information point located... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

We would recommend to go for a walk from Retiro Park to the centre of Madrid, Palace de Cibeles is on the way and wow, what a place! The architecture is amazing, probably my favourite building in the city. Highly recommend to visit!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

While in Madrid this is certainly a must see. It's also near a park which provides some great views. It's a little tough to get a photo from the street side as there's lots of traffic, but you can still make it happen.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This is quite a sight. I must have taken 40 pictures. The architecture is beyond glorious. Ever time I went by this place I took pictures. It's just mesmerising.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We'd been here a decade before when it was still a grand post office, sometimes referred to as a a cathedral of communication due to the grand architecture. I'd been by then two years previously after the post office had moved out and cultural and political offices had moved in. The mirador look out was very impressive, and so I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

A stunning building externally, one of the nicest in Madrid. Internally ( and it's free) you can wander around an art exhibition and see the inside of the building. The roof has interest as does the spiral stairs, ornate glass floor tiles but the true beauty is externally. On one floor you can chill out on some comfy sofas and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Its best to visit the Palacio de Cibeles at night to witness the constantly changing coloured lights that make this attraction so memorable

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This building is now the Madrid City Hall but used to be the central post office. The building is quite impressive though inside there isn´t much to see. The best feature is the upper terrace where you can have drinks and enjoy wonderful views of the city.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I didn't actually go inside, but the structure is beautiful from the outside - and it's used as a post office!

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Address: Plaza Cibeles 1, 28014 Madrid, Spain
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Chueca

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Chueca
Chueca is the hip, gay neighborhood of Madrid where many of the streets are narrow and intimate, but where the hustle and bustle and the eclectic storefronts and people give it a distinctly urban feel. The main thoroughfare is Calle Hortaleza and the main square is Plaza Chueca, completely filled with terraza tables serving copas (mixed drinks) during summer. A mixture of trendy and grungy, some of the adult businesses here are explicitly racy in their signage. From the rainbow flags to the signs above the entrances of its many funky bars, to the date spot restaurants, Chueca is a vibrant and colorful place. It's always interesting to explore the different corners of Chueca by day, and by night, the area becomes a major nightlife destination when the clubs open their doors.
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