Plaza de Cibeles, Madrid

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  • Plaza de La Cibeles (Madrid, España/Spain)
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  • Plaza de La Cibeles (Madrid, España/Spain)
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    Plaza de Cibeles (Cibeles Square)

    by Redang Updated Mar 21, 2008

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    Plaza de La Cibeles (Madrid, Espa��a/Spain)
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    This fantastic square is one if the most popular places of Madrid. There are some beautiful buildings together with one of the icons of the City, Fuente de La Cibeles, in the middle of the square.

    Supporters of Real Madrid come here to celebrate the titles.

    - Main pic: Palacio de Comunicaciones (Post Office), and it houses the City Hall since October-November 2.007.
    - Second pic: Banco de España (Bank of Spain), the Central Bank in other countries.
    - Third pic: Fuente de La Cibeles (Cibeles Fountain).
    - Fourth pic: The same at night.
    - Fifth pic: Palacio de Comunicaciones (or Correos, now the City Hall) and Fuente de La Cibeles (Cibeles Fountain) at night.

    The square is, let's say, a crossroad because many important streets cross here:
    - Calle de Alcalá: To the west, it goes to Puerta del Sol; to the east, new parts of Madrid.
    - Paseo de Recoletos: It goes, to the north, to Plaza de Colón and Paseo de la Castellana.
    - Paseo del Prado: To the south, Museo del Prado and two more important Museums.

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    Plaza de Cibeles

    by gypsysoul73 Written Oct 15, 2007
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    At the center of the Plaza de Cibeles is the Fuente de la Cibeles named after the roman goddess of nature, Cibele. She is depicted riding a chariot pulled by two lions, with the Palacio de Communicaciones as it's backdrop.

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    Plaza de la Cibeles

    by scybak Written May 17, 2005

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    Post Office

    This is one of the most beautiful Plaza despite all the car traffic in it. The Post Office is the most beautiful building in this plaza. In the centre of the plaza, theres a statue of the goddess, La Cibeles.

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    Plaza de Cibeles

    by luke850 Written May 30, 2004
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    Another work of art commissioned by King Carlos III. This time his architects chose to create an image in white stone of the goddess Cibeles driving a carriage drawn by lions. It's surrounded by some of the city's most important historic buildings and it has become a favourite symbolic landmark for madrilenos. The fans of Real Madrid football club gather here to celebrate their team's victories.

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    Plaza Cibeles

    by Beach_dog Updated Jan 28, 2003

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    Plaza Cibeles

    The Plaza Cibeles, one of the icons of Madrid. Its become the emblem of 'Real Madrid' football club. Apparently after a match when Madrid have been lucky enough to win, this is where the fans come to celebrate.

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    Plaza de Cibeles

    by monica78 Written Sep 7, 2002

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    In Madrid there is a lot of fountains all over the city. This is one of them. Since Madrid lies in the middle of the country far away from the sea, I think people in Madrid really appreciate the fountains.

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    Plaza de la CibelesThe most...

    by jill_archer Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Plaza de la CibelesThe most unavoidable building on the Plaza is the cathedral-like Palacio de Comunicaciones,sarcastically nicknamed Nusestra Senora de las Comuniciones(our lady of Communictions)Inaugurated in 1919, the building is a post office which is remarkable inside;its high ceilings and overhead walkways give it an air of a prison,but it is worth a visit.

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