Palacio de Communicaciones, Madrid
This is one of the most attractive buildings of Madrid, located at the Placa de Cibeles roundabout. Formely known as the Palacio de Communicaciones, it has been renamed since 2011 into "Palacio de Cibeles". Built between 1904-1919, it was once the seat of the Spanish Postal Services; since 2011, it is home to the Madrid city council.
The Communications Palace was built by Antonio Palacios between 1905 and 1917 with a mixture of Romanesque, Renaissance, Gothic and a little French and Spanish Modernism styles. Inside is the main post office as well as the Postal and Telegraphic Museum Which displays quite a collection of both foreign and Spanish Which stamps date back to 1850. Free Admission.
During Madrid tour one of the stop was Palacio de Comunicaciones. It was built between 1905 and 1917 by Antonio Palacios as the headquarters of the post office. The most probably grandeur design building in Madrid is located at the Plaza de Cibeles. Again when we got there it was close just like Casa de la Villa, being renovated maybe. How annoying it was:-(
The Palacio de Comunicaiones was built between 1905 and 1917. It was the headquaters of the Post Office. Once inside the Palacio de Comunicaciones there is the Postal and Telegraphic Museum, which displays the history of the postal system, from the 18th century postal pigeons to the modern communication satellites.
This cathedral like landmark is found on the Plaza de la Cibeles, and is one of Madrid's most prominent buidlings. It was built between 1905 and 1917 by Antonio Palacios as the headquarters of the post office.
This cathedral-like landmark is one of the most prominent buildings around the Plaza de Cibeles. It was buil between 1905-1917 by Antonio Palacios as the headquarter of the post office, which it still is. It was uilt in an eclectic style that displays Gothic, Romanesque and Renaissance features with a pinch of French detail, American sky-scraper and Spanish Modernism.
The Postal and Telegraphic Museum is located inside and describes the development of the Spanish communication system starting with the 18th-century postal service and ending with today's sophisticated reality.
The main post building was raised in the beginning of XX century.
It's my favourite building in Madrid, so luminous, an amazing work. It looks really nice both at night and during the day and tends to be compared to a wedding cake.
A beautiful building; I couldnt believe it was just an ordinary post office! But not for long, I hope.
This is definately one of Madrid's most amazing buildings! Can you believe that this masterpiece is the post office?! Sorry about the pic...not very centered...was taken from the tour bus :)
Can you believe that this is a post office? Yep, Madrid's main postal facility is located in this highly ornate building just north of the Prado Museum.