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Palacio de Cibeles - CentroCentro

Plaza de Cibeles 1, 28014, Spain (Formerly Palacio de Comunicaciones)
34 91 396 2679 - 2274
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Madrid, Spain
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51 reviews 51 reviews
22 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We came up to have a look at the great view and stopped for lunch. Its a nice location although some might balk at the prices (6 euros for a beer and 7.50 for cava) but you can't fault the location. There is plenty of shade and cooling spray and the staff are very friendly. Don't miss the brilliant art... More

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Malaga, Spain
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2,172 attraction reviews
2,131 helpful votes 2,131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

The Masaveu Collection is one of the largest private art collections of Spain and is based in Asturias, containing more than 1,500 works of art. This exhibition showed some of the art that is outstanding. There was an El Greco that called El Expolio de Cristo and showed how they removed his clothes before the crucifixion. Another painting was a... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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149 reviews 149 reviews
82 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

This was a lovely stop and fantastic photo op the architecture is just stunning and although we didn't get to visit the inside, we did stop to take a breath at this visually stunning binding

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
19 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

The old post office building is beautiful and well worth a visit - there was some great contemporary art when I was there in October 2013. There is a €2 charge to get up to the viewing platform and it's well worth it if you like that sort of thing.

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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed the architecture, the views, the art, the well-presented history of the place, and the immensity and beauty of the structure. Please don't listen to nay-sayers, go see for yourself! I especially appreciated the community-building concepts presented therein. If only every city would review and embrace these.

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Sydney, Australia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
34 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013 via mobile

We paid ?2 to get to the top level for view. There's nothing spectacular or breathtaking. There are 3 levels of free exhibition to compensate the disappointment if that helps.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

When we planned our visit to Palacio de Comunicaciones, we thought it'd be a 5-minute walk by to admire the architecture. However, upon reaching the place, we discovered a real gem. First of all, it's huge! It literally dominated Plaza de Cibeles. The architecture is beautiful with some very tall arches inside, all in bright white. The places also houses... More

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Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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36 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

From what I could gather this splendid neo gothic, wedding cake of a building on the Plaza de La Cibiles was the main post office of Madrid. I believe it was surplus to requirements and in 2007 was restored to become the city hall. It has museum and public space for art and includes cafe's. There were lots of locals... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

I would strongly recommend this as a place to visit just to experience the amazing views of Madrid. It is also a beautiful building that has many different aspects to it, with many ornate sculptures & statues all around. There is a small charge (2 Euros) for a half hour visit to the observation deck and be sure to check... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

One of the things the Spanish seem to have done so successfully is blend classic and modern architecture, and this has got to be one of the best examples I've seen. We weren't sure exactly what the building housed from the outside, but it appears to be a cultural centre of some sort. There are restaurants, a café, a library,... More

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