Circulo de Bellas Artes, Madrid

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Founded by a group of artists in 1880 and reorganized during the Movida in 1983, Circulo de Bellas Artes has served as an integral hub of art, education, and culture in Madrid since its inception. The nonprofit arts center houses vast collections of visual art, as well as its own cinema, theater, and radio station. Enjoy foreign and independent films in their original languages, or attend a concert, play, or presentation. The 1926 building, designed by the architect Antonio Palacios, is as emblematic as the art within it. The modern rooftop lounge is a popular place to have a cocktail while enjoying panoramic views of the city--it has a relaxed vibe and plenty of seating. People watchers will enjoy lunch at La Pecera (The Fishbowl), which boasts premium views of the Calle Alcalá through floor-to-ceiling windows. Circulo de Bellas Artes is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Madrid Edition.
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  • Enjoy the views of Madrid is beautiful, with its snowcapped mountains and its wonderful buildings. Climbing costs 4 euros (3 with student card) the only downside, baths. Dirty and in a lamentable state.
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  • The roof of the Círculo de bellas artes is a landmark for having one of the best views of madrid. That has a number of disadvantages such as being surrounded by tourists, a service wanting you to go so there is rotation and a count of 16 euros by Gin and tonic after the 4 for the terrace. It is worth to know him
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  • The views from the terrace of the Círculo de Bellas Artes are fantastic, it is an image that impresses. However, it is expensive: because not only entry, but the cafeteria, which has prices of scandal.
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  • Breathtaking views of the city. You can sit in lounge chairs or at a table and just enjoy the view and drinks. We had a team dinner up there at sunset and the food was amazing too. I will definitely come back here someday!
  • Great roof top bar! Worth visiting! Great view and nice place to chill! Prices are moderate - high
  • Views on the terrace are nice, but if you're a short person you will be kind of put off by the enormous barrier surrounding the entire perimeter. Still, I recommend going up if you're visiting Madrid for a short time. Make sure you have cash, though.
  • Great view, of course. Stiff drinks. But only one elevator up and down. So the line can be long and slow.
  • The best view in town, period. This is definitely the place to be at sunset on a clear day, and you get the best lighting. The place itself is big, with loads of seating area, but I would recommend getting there early, around 4:30 if you want a chance to be seated, as it gets packed for sunset. The drinks are expensive however, which explains 4 stars. Music was decent, and good atmosphere. You can also just come up to take a few quick pictures, but why not indulge on a drink with it!
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