Cibeles Square, Madrid

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Where Alcala street crosses Paseo del Prado
  • The impressive City Hall building
    The impressive City Hall building
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  • Cibeles statue illuminated
    Cibeles statue illuminated
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  • Plaza de Cibeles
    Plaza de Cibeles
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    The most beautiful post office in the world?

    by ChrsStrl Written Aug 16, 2003

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    Cibiles Square has the wonderful statue from the 18thC in the middle (its partner - Neptune - is near the Prado). But the background has the most beautiful post office building. Built in the early 20thC it is sometimes called 'Our Lady of the Communications'. To me it has some of the Moorish elements that Spain is strong in.

    Address: Where Alcala street crosses Paseo del Prado

    Directions: Just walk up the Paseo del Prado

    Palacio de Comunicaciones

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    Bank of Spain

    by SirRichard Updated Jun 18, 2003

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    As you are in Cibeles Sqaure looking towards Puerta del Sol, the big building at your left with the golden sphere on its roof houses the main offices of the Banco de Espana (Bank of Spain).
    You can visit it inside, here is where the money lives :-))
    But you can admire its wonderful facade. In the main gate at the Alcala Street (neatr the entrance of the subway pass) you can see one of the few remaining republican badges in Madrid), at the top of the building. You will recognize it by the little castle on top of it. It was put there during the Civil War and never removed...

    Address: Where Alcala street crosses Paseo del Prado

    Alcala street at the right, Paseo del Prado at the
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    Plaza de Cibeles

    by HORSCHECK Updated Jun 11, 2003

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    The Plaza de Cibeles is a very busy roundabout with a fountain in the middle. At the south eastern side is the Palacio de Comunicaciones (1905-1917). This impressive building houses the General Post Office of Madrid.

    Directions: The Plaza de Cibeles is at the eastern end of the Calle de Alcala.
    Metro: Banco de Espana

    Plaza de Cibeles
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    'Cibeles Square!' is the place...

    by silvia-m.b Written Aug 25, 2002

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    'Cibeles Square!' is the place where Real Madrid Team celebrate their triumph. But my team is Barça! Força Barça!
    Just in the Center of this beautiful city. Behind the Cibeles Fountain you can see 'Comunications Palace'

    Address: Downtown

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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!)

    Address: Where Alcala street crosses Paseo del Prado

    Directions: Metro: Banco de España

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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!

    Address: Where Alcala street crosses Paseo del Prado

    An early representation

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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.

    Address: Cibeles Square

    Website: http://www.correos.es

    Correos at night

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