Palacio De CibelesCurrently Closed
- Address: Plaza de Cibeles, 28014 Madrid, Spain
- Timings: 10:00 am - 08:00 pm Details
- Phone: +34-915216500
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
- Tags: Palace, Family And Kids, Architecture , Exhibition , Heritage Building
Palacio De Cibeles - Review
The City Hall of Madrid has the grandeur of Gothic architecture having been built in the early periods of the 20th century. It was primarily designed to house the main administrative postal office of Madrid, and therefore it also bears the name of the Communications Palace. Through a consistent service for over a century, the City Hall was later renovated to be the operational central office of the Madrid City Council. The City Hall exhibits a perfect architectural mixture of the Gothic building pattern along with the neoclassical modernised blend of design.
The exterior of the building is adorned with numerous flattened and rectangular pilasters combined with royal cartouches. The upper regions of the Hall bear excellent examples of delicate architect involved in the making of the long spires and pinnacles. The pinnacles are built of varying heights to highlight the sharpness of the exterior decorations of the City Hall. The central pinnacle is the tallest among all.
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Palacio De Cibeles Information
- The City Hall houses a museum featuring the exhibition of cultural relics and artistry prevalent during its building. This also illustrates the transition of the uses of the building from being the Postal Administrative Office to the present status of the City Council.
Palacio De Cibeles Ticket Prices
- Entry to the palace is free.
- To visit the lookout point: 2 EURO (for adults), 0.50 EURO (children under 12years).
Palacio De Cibeles Hours
- Closed on holidays.
- Visit take place in every 30 minutes.
- Viewpoint visit: 10:30am – 1pm & 4:30pm – 7:30pm (Tuesday to Sunday)
How To reach Palacio De Cibeles by Public Transport
- Plaza de Cibeles
Restaurants Near Palacio De Cibeles
- Botin restaurant
- Cafe de Oriente
- La Capilla de La Bolsa
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Things to Know Before Visiting Palacio De Cibeles
10.52% of people who visit Madrid include Palacio De Cibeles in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
36.36% of people start their Palacio De Cibeles visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
1 Hr 30 Minutes
People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Palacio De Cibeles
78.57% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Palacio De Cibeles
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Palacio De Cibeles, Madrid Reviews
Plaza de Cibeles may be more famous among Madridista but I am not one of them. Although, I still consider this place as a beautiful one in Madrid and you must visit it. Maybe to get nearby the statue is difficult due to many restriction signs, but taking a picture of it is still a must-do for everyone, not only Real Madrid fan.
I like this place very much. The fountains are very beautiful and crowded. However, they look very historical and very well detailed. You need to be very careful for your belongings. Many strange and different people around. The area was very difficult to find.
At the north end of Paseo Del Prado in Madrid is the Fuente de Cibeles (Cybele Fountain) situated in the middle of Plaza De Cibeles, in front of Palacio de Comunicaciones and Banco de Espana. This fountain monument was designed in the late 18th century by Jose Mermosilla and Ventura Rodriquez and features the Greek Goddess Cybele, seated in a chariot being pulled by two male lions. The sculpture is flanked by two water spouts and a two level cascading fountain, which empties into a large basin. Surrounding the fountain is a flowerbed and handful of Spanish flags. Sadly, there is much automobile traffic which circling this monument, limiting up close access to the fountain. However, you can walk around the Plaza and take photos of the fountain from different vantage points while also admiring the architecture of the nearby buildings. Note: This fountain is similar to the Neptune Fountain which is a few minutes further south on Paseo Del Prado at the Plaza De Canovas Del Castillo. Both are worth seeingif you enjoy fountain and sculptured monuments during your travels despite traffic issues.
Really Gorgeous place.. So Historical so lively with people.
Great area wonderful buildings ideal for airport bus and metro. Easy walking distance to station for trip to Toledo. Visit Museo Nacional Del Prado free entry for last hour or so.