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View from Centro Cormercial Arenas in direction of Museo Nacional Catalán. In the foreground the Plaça d'Espanya.


Blick vom Einkaufszentrum Las Arenas in Richtung Nationalmuseum. Im Vordergrund der spanische Platz.

There is no doubt in my mind that when the city of Madrid defeats the Covid-19 pandemic, everyone, no matter being Real Madrid FC fans or not, will gather around here to celebrate the greatest victory ever.

- Madrid, Spain - Jan 2020



Plaza de Cibeles is a square in Madrid’s city center at the intersection of the Paseo del Prado and Calle Alcalá, and has become one of the most emblematic symbols of Spain’s capital city.


Palacio de Cibeles (Cybele Palace): This striking building is one of Madrid’s most emblematic palaces. It was formerly called the Palace of Communication. Completed in 1919, the Palacio de Comunicaciones was used as headquarters of the Spanish postal service, however, since 2007, it has been the seat of the Madrid City Council. The Palace has a rooftop terrace with a bar and restaurant. It has stunning views of Madrid, although less impressive than the Círculo de Bellas Artes.


Cibeles Fountain: The fountain of Cybele was designed by the architect Ventura Rodríguez in 1782. It represents Cybele, the Greek goddess who is depicted sitting on a lion-drawn carriage. In the beginning, the fountain supplied water to the citizens of Madrid and in 1895, it was moved to the centre of Plaza de Cibeles and became a decorative element.


As well as being one of Madrid’s most iconic symbols, the Cibeles Fountain has for many years been the location where Real Madrid, the renowned football club based in the capital, celebrates its victories. It is also where the National Spanish football and basketball teams celebrate their triumphs.

Clock tower of CentroCentro at Madrid at night

The CentroCentro is an exhibition space in Palacio de Cibeles (formerly the Palacio de Correos and now the City Hall) in Madrid (see map)


The CentroCentro is an exhibition space in Palacio de Cibeles (formerly the Palacio de Correos and now the City Hall) in Madrid (see map)


This is the emblematic fountain where Real Madrid supporters celebrate their team's important victories. However this year, in spite of winning the 2019/20 league, the Covid 19 restrictions did not permit them to gather at the fountain! So there was no celebration here about three weeks after this photo was taken when they won the title.


Cibeles Fountain has been standing in this emblematic square since 1782. One of the city’s most famous landmarks, it depicts Cybele, the Great Mother of the gods and Roman goddess of fertility, atop a chariot drawn by two lions.


It stands in the centre of the Plaza de Cibeles, the square to which it has lent its name and which marks the start of Madrid’s avenue of art, the Paseo del Arte. The fountain is flanked by four magnificent buildings: Buenavista Palace (the Army’s General Headquarters), Linares Palace (which accommodates the Casa de América cultural institution), Cibeles Palace (previously the main Post Office, it now houses Madrid City Hall and CentroCentro cultural centre), and the Bank of Spain. Commissioned by King Charles III it was designed by renowned Spanish architect Ventura Rodriguez. All three figures were made with purple marble from the town of Montesclaros, in Toledo, and the rest of the monument was carved from stone from Redueña, an area 53km to the north of Madrid, close to the La Cabrera mountain range.


When it was first erected, the monument was not only intended to be decorative but also functional, providing water for the official water carriers – who would deliver water to houses – and for the general public. It was also used by the cavalry as a water stop for their horses. Today, as well as being one of the city’s famous landmarks (and having an identical twin in Mexico City), it’s where you should head to if you want to join Real Madrid fans celebrating their team’s many victories.


Exposición fotográfica en CentroCentro Palacio Cibeles

Cibeles Palace was formerly the city's main post office and telegraph and telephone headquarters. It is now occupied by Madrid City Council, serving as the city hall, and the public cultural centre CentroCentro.


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Communications Palace (also called Palacio de Telecomunicaciones, and since 2011, Palacio de Cibeles) is an integrated two white buildings located in one of the centers of historic Madrid set. They are erected on one side of the Plaza de Cibeles and occupy about 30,000 square meters of which were the ancient Gardens of Good Retiro.3 Site selection generated some controversy in his time in Madrid deprive a playground. 4. The first stone was laid in 1907 and officially inaugurated on March 14, 1919, starting its operation as a modern distribution center post, telegraph and telephone. After some architectural changes outside the building such as the extension on two floors to the street and passage of Montalban and in 2007 began to house the municipal offices of Madrid City Council, transferring its dependencies from the Casa de la Villa and House Cisneros, both located in the Plaza de la Villa. This reform of the early twenty-first century in the building also included a cultural area called "CentroCentro".

CentroCentro Cibeles de Cultura y Ciudadanía. Está ubicado en un edificio simbólico en Madrid, el Palacio de Cibeles, antiguo Palacio de Telecomunicaciones.

No estaba de humor para retratos.

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The Cybele Palace (Palacio de Cibeles), the Palace of Communication until 2011, is located on the Plaza de Cibeles. It opened in 1919 as the headquarters of Correos, the Spanish postal and telecommunications service. It was designed by Antonio Palacios and Joaquín Otamendi. Although there is a post office in part of the building, Correos headquarters and the Postal and Telegraphic Museum moved out in 2007. Now it is the seat of the Madrid City Council. The mail sorting office has been converted to serve as the council chamber. The building houses CentroCentro, a cultural center.

CentroCentro Cibeles is the most beautiful building on Plaza De Cibeles. This was originally a postal and telecommunications depot constructed between 1907 - 1919. It is now the city's Culture Center and houses a variety of displays and exhibits throughout the year.

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El Palacio de Comunicaciones de Madrid (1907-1919), antiguo Palacio de Cibeles y hoy en día Ayuntamiento de Madrid, es uno de los monumentos más emblemáticos y representativos de la ciudad, grandioso y hermoso por dentro y por fuera.

Se construyó en origen como sede para la Sociedad de Correos y Telégrafos de España, por los arquitectos Antonio Palacios y Joaquín Otamendi.

También es conocido comúnmente como Nuestra Señora de las Comunicaciones, debido a que cuando en los años 30 León Trotsky visitó Madrid y conoció el edificio de Correos y Telégrafos, le impresionó tanto su majestuosidad, que lo definió así.

Está situado en una de las plazas más bonitas de la capital, siendo custodiado por la diosa Cibeles. Este Palacio ha sido incluido en la lista de Bienes de interés cultural con la categoría de Monumento.

Después de la reforma, se ha convertido además, en un nuevo centro cultural "CentroCentro" referente en la ciudad, donde se pueden ver diversas exposiciones distribuidas por sus diferentes plantas. La sexta planta ha sido concebida como zona de descanso con cafetería y restaurante. En la última planta podemos disfrutar de un maravillo mirador panorámico que rodea la torre y desde el que podemos observar unas maravillosas vistas de la ciudad.


The Palace of Communications of Madrid (1907-1919), Cibeles's former Palace and nowadays Town hall of Madrid, is one of the most emblematic and representative monuments of the city, great and beautifully within and externally. It was constructed in origin as headquarters for the Company of Post office and Telegraphs of Spain, for the architects Antonio Palacios and Joaquín Otamendi. Also it is known commonly as Our Lady of the Communications, due to the fact that when in the 30s León Trotsky visited Madrid and it knew the building of Post office and Telegraphs, it impressed so much his majesty, which defined it this way.

It is placed in one of the nicest squares of the capital, being guarded by the goddess Cibeles. This Palace has been included in the list of Goods of cultural interest by the category of Monument. After the reform, it has turned in addition, in a new cultural center relating "CentroCentro" in the city, where there can be seen diverse exhibitions distributed by his different plants. The sixth plant has been concebida as zone of rest with cafeteria and restaurant. In the last plant we can enjoy one I astonish panoramic viewing-point that surrounds the tower and from which we can observe wonderful conference of the city.


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