Palacio de Cibeles
Palacio de Cibeles
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Neighborhood: Paseo del Prado
The area around the elegant Paseo del Prado boulevard is much-visited by both locals and tourists. The world-famous Prado, the Reina Sofia, and the Thyssen-Bornemisza museums form a triangle of art and culture that spans this grand and beautiful avenue. On weekdays, the Prado Museum opens its doors for free after-work hours, drawing a diverse and excited queue of art lovers that wraps around the block. Palacio de Cibeles and Círculo de Bellas Artes cultural centers are other artsy hangouts to check out, with rooftop bars that provide impressive views of the city. While the Paseo del Prado and its roundabouts form a busy throughway in Madrid, a broad green pedestrian park in the middle is a calm and gorgeous place for a relaxing stroll. Just east of the museums, the Retiro Park is always a confluence of activity as families and friends of all ages take to the pretty paths and lawns to stretch their legs or to have a picnic.
How to get there
  • Banco de España • 3 min walk
  • Retiro • 7 min walk
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mfmorgan
Yecla, Spain158 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Friends
Dreadful experience. A €10 admission charge each included a drink. The waitress wasn't the happiest soul, but hey ho, at least smile to the customers.
Ordered a second round of drinks, 2 wines and an alcohol free beer. Came to pay and they tried to charge us €10 per drink, despite the drinks menu stating €7 for a glass of wine and €6 for a beer, total €20 not the €30 they tried to charge. Our waitress wouldn't come back to us to explain why it was more.
As per the drinks menu prices I paid €20 and left, never to return.
Written June 23, 2022
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AMsays
Thornhill, Canada4,121 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Stunning building designed by architects Antonio Palacios and Joaquín Otamendi opened in 1919 and served as the Head Post Office. It is now Madrid’s City Council headquarters and home to CentroCentro (Cultural Centre). This venue is a public meeting place and a setting for action, participation, leisure, and learning. Activities held here include concerts, exhibitions, workshops, seminars, performances, screenings, and publications. Inside the palace are City Council offices, an Auditorium, Crystal Gallery, and Exhibition areas. There is also a cafeteria, 2 restaurants, a bar and the 8th floor Mirador observation deck where one can see the outstanding Madrid views. The Palace was declared a Cultural Heritage Monument in 1993. Free tours are available- take advantage
Written November 26, 2022
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lynnettem632022
Sydney, Australia9 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
Went up expecting a spectacular night view with a drink. Only 6 tables have a view. The rest of the bar is dark with bad, loud music. €15 entry on a Friday night. Honestly. there are much better rooftop bars in Madrid - don’t waste time and money on La Terrazza at Palacio de Cibeles.
Written July 8, 2022
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Razorfish
Little Rock, AR3,866 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Couples
My wife and I stayed in an Airbnb three blocks from Palacio de Cibeles during our visit to Madrid this past November. It is an imposing building near Retiro Park and just up from Gran Via. We heard it described as the “wedding cake”. It is gorgeous architecture.
Written October 3, 2020
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BOSHRA76
Cairo, Egypt45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2013 • Friends
Edificio de correos was formerly the post building of MADRID.
It is one of the most beautiful buildings in the city.there is an observatory on the roof which offers a marvellous view both in daylight or at night.you can get up there by using the lift for only 2 euros.
Written July 9, 2013
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Pervez A
28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2013 • Family
Went up to the roof for the views, which were fantastic ! They let in a few people at a time, which is good because the space on the roof is limited. It costs only about 2euros per person, which is a fair price.

The building itself is also very beautiful, and there are plenty of leaflets available inside with information about things to do in Madrid.
Written June 3, 2013
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James Weaver
Irvine, CA2,171 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
You must view it from afar, usually. On a Sunday morning a race blocked many of the streets, and I safely walked to it. Took my photos, which I do not have yet to show you. This is just down the street from the Villa Real Hotel and easy go get to, even with traffic. Leads you to the Prado Museum.
Written October 9, 2019
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gilescorenwannabe
Sudbury, UK639 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Couples
The GF and I visited the Palacio on the way to another attraction and made a beeline to the observation tower (the GF loves a panoramic view). At 2euro each, there is a lift to the top or stairs which gives a fantastic view over the city with helpful signs to show the buildings you are looking at. We found it quite useful to get our bearings of the scale of the city.

Make sure you check the times that you can go up to the deck so don't miss out
Written November 21, 2017
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Natasha K
Crest-Voland, France43 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Family
We loved the building and the view over Madrid from the mirador. Inside the building there is a lovely comfortable space to while away an hour or so reading or checking your emails on a hot afternoon.We were really disappointed by the extremely high prices and the indifferent service at the bar. One has to pay to get in; the entry fee is then deducted from the bill.
Written August 6, 2015
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LALYN O
Las Vegas, NV12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2014 • Couples
free entrance up to the 4th floor. the ceiling is amazing. there are english speaking personnel in the building and they allowed us to take pictures.
Written April 23, 2014
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