Plaza de Cibeles, Madrid

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Visit , named for the neoclassical fountain of Ceres (or Cybele) riding in a chariot pulled by two lions. As the square is a focal point for modern architecture, look for the four large palaces on each corner--the Bank of Spain, the Palacio de Buenavista, the Palacio de Linares and the Palacio de Cibeles. The fountain is very busy with foot traffic, cars going to the city center, and Real Madrid fans celebrating the victories of their team. Put Plaza de Cibeles and other Madrid attractions into our Madrid online travel planner , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • August 20, 2017
    Yet another sculpture in yet another beautiful anyway, but just to square the time to take a photograph.
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  • August 20, 2017
    A simple site but at the same time the exuberant your viewpoint you can see part of Madrid and meet the most populated city of Spain
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  • August 19, 2017
    The Cibeles Fountain in the Spanish city of Madrid, in the square of the same name. The place of Cybele (in Spanish plaza of Cibeles) is an emblematic place of Madrid, in Spain. First called Plaza de ...  more »

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The Spanish capital is known for its array of distinct neighborhoods each with its own appeal. An affordable and easy-to-navigate metro system, which makes it is easy to get around Madrid gives you more flexibility in choosing where to stay. Perhaps the most popular choice is Puerta del Sol, the heart of the city center and one of the main tourist attractions with its numerous shops, affordable hotels, and restaurants. Close by is Gran Via street, one of the city's main arteries, which is also home to a number of hotels. A short walk from here is Plaza España where the city's most iconic landmarks lie, including the Royal Palace and the Teatro Royal. For somthing outside the traditional tourist areas, consider staying in La Latina or Malasaña, two bohemian neighborhoods that offer a wide range of eclectic shops, quaint cafes, and lively bars.
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