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Palacio de Cibeles

Plaza Cibeles 1, 28014 Madrid, Spain
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Ranked #15 of 439 attractions in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings
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Palermo, Italy
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227 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

For every single city I visit I always choose my favourite one, and this is definetely my favourite in Madrid. I strongly advise you all to visit it!

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Espoo, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Beautiful old palace with an awesome fountain outside. You should grab a picture on the way to Puerta de Alcala

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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

On the outside the building is beautiful and is lit up at night. We stayed two blocks away form it so it was in our periphery during most of our stay. We went up to the restaurant at the top both at night and during the day. The views are very nice but I enjoyed the street views better. Inside... More

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Fortaleza, CE
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Another good photo opportunity for old and beautiful buildings. It is a cultural centre but nothing very interesting to see inside.

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Besides the phenomenal architecture, the building boasts a modern art exhibit that is quite interesting and extensive. It also has a great souvenir shop and restaurant. For just two euros, you can go to the top and spend a half hour looking over the entire city of Madrid with a 360 view. It was breathtaking!

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This beautiful building currently is home to the Madrid City Hall. You can go inside and take a look at the interesting exhibit about the development of the area over the centuries. It is located in the back of the second floor foyer and is easy to miss. Also don't miss an impressive glass ceiling in the courtyard. Entrance to... More

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Reno, Nevada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

For an aerial 360-degree view of Madrid, we visited the observation deck inside the exquisite Cibeles Palace. Originally Madrid’s central post office, the Cibeles Palace was once one of the fanciest places in the world to mail a postcard. Looking more like a cathedral than a government building, the towering brilliant edifice now houses Madrid’s City Hall. We each paid... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Walking into the Plaza de Cibeles always gives my heart a thrill. The beautiful fountain and surrounding buildings are glorious, a treat to the eye.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Get there early to get a ticket to the view point - then do your tour inside - the top of the building is a must see - you can see the whole of madrid and its just lovely!

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Rota, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Stumbled onto this building while walking around. Did not go inside but so happy I didn't miss seeing this. It was all decked out with the Spanish flags for the swearing in of Spain's new king.

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