We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book a Stay + Win a Getaway Book your hotel on TripAdvisor and you could win a great trip!

Palacio de Cibeles

Certificate of Excellence
As featured in Living Madrid and 2 other guides
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Plaza Cibeles 1, 28014 Madrid, Spain
Phone Number: +34 91 480 00 08
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Private Tour: Santiago Bernabeu Stadium and Modern Madrid Sightseeing
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 3,408 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 329
  • 258
    Very good
  • 56
  • 4
  • 1
Has good open cafe at the roof terrace with the live music on the weekends c

Has good open cafe at the roof terrace with the live music on the weekends. Also restaurant is a few floors above. Restaurant is quite and cafe at the roof is more popular and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Elnara N
Add Photo Write a Review

3,408 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 648: English reviews
Level Contributor
45 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Has good open cafe at the roof terrace with the live music on the weekends. Also restaurant is a few floors above. Restaurant is quite and cafe at the roof is more popular and visited.

Thank Elnara N
Tehran, Iran
Level Contributor
73 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It is in center of madrid and close to plaza del sol. It will be nice to visit it when you are going to plaze del sol

Thank mehdirani
Level Contributor
67 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Don't just look it from outside, go inside, you might find some interesting exhibitions for a good price. And the architecture inside his great too!

Thank Beatrice M
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Now used as Madrid town hall and for exhibitions & tourist information. Didn't get to the terrace, inside a monumental 19th commercial building, of limited interested but worth a few minutes if your passing.

Thank Andrew L
Level Contributor
75 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Since this is a functioning City Hall, it's not much of an attraction on its own. However, the rooftop viewpoint is well worth a visit.

Thank SFB
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
542 reviews
414 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 712 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The external beauty of the building is not under discussion It is probably one of the things that attracts more tourists. However, the views of Madrid from the eighth floor are great and I recommended to enjoy something to eat on the sixth floor.

1 Thank Travelcooking
Northumberland, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited in early evening,enjoyed great views of the city. The building houses exhibitions,the one we saw was interesting and thought-provoking.A great way to use and old ,beautiful building in this vibrant city.

Thank Dot P
Level Contributor
25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Didn't like the palace at all, the rooms feel more like artworks and have no soul. The gardens right around the back are a long walk but quite nice.

Thank dogeared2
Level Contributor
23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You cannot missed cibeles palace. You can algo go in and enjoy a kind of museum and reading place, it has free wifi and access is free. Also there is a nice terrace with wonderful views of the city.

Thank Belkis R
Coquitlam, Canada
Level Contributor
140 reviews
104 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Passed by this impressive building several times on the Hop on Hop off bus. Unfortunately did not hop off to take a closer look. The architecture is very striking. What stands out the most is this huge banner hung across the top of the building welcoming refugees. A very heartwarming gesture from the Spanish people.

Thank Della G

Travelers who viewed Palacio de Cibeles also viewed

Madrid, Community of Madrid
Madrid, Community of Madrid

Been to Palacio de Cibeles? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Palacio de Cibeles and other visitors
5 questions
Ask a question
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
Billings, Montana
7 months ago
Chennai (Madras), India

See all questions (5)

Questions? Get answers from Palacio de Cibeles staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?

Staying in Chueca

Neighborhood Profile
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.
Explore this neighborhood