Palacio de Cibeles, Madrid

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Architectural Building · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Palacio de Cibeles was once the headquarters of the Spanish postal service, but since 2007 the striking white building has served as Madrid City Hall. For a small charge, you can climb or take an elevator up to the observatory area for panoramic views of the city. Purchase your tickets at the information desk on the second floor. The rooftop bar is another good spot for taking in the view. Make sure to check if any exhibitions are running during your visit (there usually are). Plan to visit Palacio de Cibeles and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Madrid attractions using our Madrid online travel route planner.
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  • 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....  more »
  • The former correos ( mail). Building Lovely picture everybody must have in Madrid In the top you can access the restaurant  more »
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