Cibeles Square, Madrid

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Where Alcala street crosses Paseo del Prado
  • Plaza de Cibeles
    Plaza de Cibeles
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  • The City Hall illuminated
    The City Hall illuminated
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  • View from Plaza de Cibeles toward Puerta de Alcala
    View from Plaza de Cibeles toward Puerta...
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    La Cibeles

    by BeChar Written Apr 1, 2007

    An image in white stone of the Goddess Cibeles driving a carriage drawn by lions, commissioned by Carlos III, designed by Ventura Rodriguez and carried out by Roberto Michel and Francisco Gutierrez.
    It is surrounded by four important buildings: America House (Palace of Linares), Palace of Buenavista (Army headquarters), the bank of Spain and the Communications palace.

    La Cibeles

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    Ever wonder what the heck building that is??

    by seasonedveteran Written Mar 18, 2008

    This building is amazing! A communications building?!? Ha! Why did they make it so nice?
    The traffic circle here is very very busy, so good luck getting that perfect shot. Beautiful statue of Poseiden god in the center.

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    Las Cibeles

    by Frisbeeace Updated Jul 9, 2004

    The Cibeles is located in the Paseo de Recoletos and Alcal√° street which intersects the fountain from east to west. Cibeles is the name of the Greek goddess of fertility, who is sitting on a charriot pulled by two lions.

    At both sides of the fountain two Paseos start: de los Recoletos heading north and del Prado heading south. The fountain of Cibeles is the celebration point for the Real Madrid football fans whenever their team wins a tournament.

    On the corners of the plaza de Cibeles there are two outstanding buildings: The Communications Palace and the Bank of Spain. The first one is a stunning building which some people compare to a wedding cake.

    Las Cibeles

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    Cibeles Square

    by Enamorada Written Jun 10, 2004

    I was so fortunate to be in Madrid during the Royal Wedding, and the Cibeles Fountain was beautifully lighted in so many different colors.
    I love Madrid for lots of reasons but one of them is the many beautiful fountains around the city.

    Related to:
    • Historical Travel
    • Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
    • Seniors

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    Central Post Office

    by SirRichard Written Dec 5, 2002

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    This beautiful building located in the Cibeles Square houses the central Post Office of Spain. If you desperately need some stamps on sunday, this is the place to go.

    Correos at night

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    The fountain in Plaza de Cibeles

    by ChrsStrl Written Aug 16, 2003

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    In the middle of the square - watch the traffic - is the fountain of the Roman goddess Cybele. She seems to be transported in a farm cart of the 18th C!

    An early representation

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    by Lauritalamadrilena Updated Jul 27, 2005

    All night buses go from here. They are called "buhos." If you know where you are trying to go, then definitely take one cuz they are way cheaper than taxis (or free if you have an abono!)

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