Palacio de Cibeles, Madrid

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Palacio de Cibeles was once the headquarters of the Spanish postal service, but since 2007 the striking white building has served as Madrid City Hall. For a small charge, you can climb or take an elevator up to the observatory area for panoramic views of the city. Purchase your tickets at the information desk on the second floor. The rooftop bar is another good spot for taking in the view. Make sure to check if any exhibitions are running during your visit (there usually are). Plan to visit Palacio de Cibeles and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Madrid attractions using our Madrid online travel route planner .
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  • August 20, 2017
    It was the former post House. It is divided into several plants, having at last a great restaurant, as well as a large terrace with excellent views. Highly recommended.
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  • August 19, 2017
    This is a beautiful square, it's worth spending and stop. Has some beautiful buildings and central square is lovely. How to visit the Palace in my opinion is a waste of time.
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  • August 19, 2017
    Very beautiful inside and outside. A beautiful viewpoint at the top with a beautiful view of Madrid.
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  • If you want the best view of Madrid, I recommend to pay €2 for access to rooftop. Tickets are sold at second floor, everything is described properly and understandably. The staff speak very good English too and explain you everything about visiting the viewpoint. There are also boards describing the buildings so you know what you are looking at. I truly enjoyed visiting Mirador :-)
  • Great views of the city from the top. The exhibitions on the different floors are also worth visiting. There is a good tourist shop on the first floor. There are also chill out areas with couches if you want to kill a little time in a relaxed atmosphere - with sockets to charge your phone etc.
  • Beautiful and huge building. You can go up the building and get a nice view of the city.
  • This is the best quiet study place in all of Madrid
  • Okayish

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