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“Beautiful Building, Decent Views”
Review of Palacio de Cibeles

Palacio de Cibeles
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Reviewed August 11, 2013

It took us 3 visits to finally get to go to the viewing area. Once was too late and once was during the two and a half hour lunch break. We went up to the floor where it said to take the elevator just to be told we had to go to the second floor to buy tickets. They are not 2 Euros each, they are 5, which still isn't bad.

The views weren't quite what we were expecting. You are only 8 stories up, so a lot of the historic buildings that we wanted to see were blocked by closer, taller buildings.

The inside was very beautiful as well and you can view the different floors without a fee. There is even a floor with a lot of couches where people just hang out and use their computers.

4  Thank Megan A
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Reviewed August 3, 2013 via mobile

We went up to the observatory for 2 euros per person. You must purchase tickets on the 2nd floor at the information desk (we didn't realize until we got to the top that we needed tickets). They let people up every 30 min so that it isn't too crowded.

The view is amazing! I loved the maps that labeled what you were seeing from above. A fun little 30 minute excursion and worth the ticket price :)

3  Thank CallieRae M
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Reviewed August 1, 2013

Nowadays you need to pay (a bit) to go up to get a wonderful view of the Gran Vía, but it´s certainly worth it. In the building, there are always interesting exhibitions to be seen, most of them for free, but sometimes (up to April a great exhibition about the legacy of the House of Alba) for a small fee. And if you just want to read the press in a relaxing environment, this is thé place as well for it.

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Reviewed July 9, 2013

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.

13  Thank BOSHRA76
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Reviewed July 5, 2013

Happened to hit this on the perfect day because of free admission to the observation tower on the 1st Wed of every month promotion. The view from the 8th floor overlooks the whole city in 360 degrees of view. It doesn't take too long to get some nice pics

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