Cibeles Square, Madrid

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Where Alcala street crosses Paseo del Prado

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    Las Cibeles

    by Frisbeeace Updated Jul 9, 2004
    Las Cibeles

    The Cibeles is located in the Paseo de Recoletos and Alcalá 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.

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    Central Post Office

    by SirRichard Written Dec 5, 2002

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    Correos at night

    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.

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    The fountain in Plaza de Cibeles

    by ChrsStrl Written Aug 16, 2003

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    An early representation

    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!

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    Cibeles

    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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