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Palacio de Cibeles, Madrid
(4.3/5 based on 3,400+ reviews on the web)
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). To visit Palacio de Cibeles and other attractions in Madrid, use our Madrid trip itinerary planner.
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  • A beautiful building which is only accessed in the central part. To upload you have to pay. The alternative is the use of the bar in the last plant, but again there is to consume. It is a beautiful site that should be free to the public.
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  • I've never seen architecture like this before, so it was really wonderful to visit. Unfortunately the traffic in front of the building is something you can't remove, otherwise it would be absolutely p...  more »
  • There is no Palace of cibeles ... lol Please correct urgent this nonsense error ... in this Palace is the postal service of Spain ....
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  • Very rude staff when trying to enter. Attempted to ask in Spanish but was just stared at with no help. Other places to go with better views.
  • The view is amazing, but they must hold the world record for the slowest service, and the place wasn't even busy.
  • Expensive and definitely not one of the best terraces of Madrid. I would suggest go up to the observatory and leave the drinks for somewhere else.
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  • Nice view over La Plaza de Cibeles. The terrace would be basically worth a visit but unfortunately the Service was devastating. The personnel were the unfriendliest people we met during our week in Madrid.