Plaza de la Cibeles

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Plaza de Cibeles, Madrid, Spain
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Plaza de la Cibeles - Plaza de Cibeles
Plaza de la Cibeles - Plaza de Cibeles
Plaza de la Cibeles - Metropolis Building from the Cibeles Square
Plaza de la Cibeles - Plaza de Cibeles
Plaza de la Cibeles - Plaza de Cibeles
Plaza de la Cibeles - Cibeles statue illuminated
Plaza de la Cibeles - Plaza de Cibeles

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slothtraveller slothtra…
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Welcome to Madrid! Jan 26, 2017
The Cibeles Statue dating from 1782 was one of the first sights of interest I saw in Madrid as the bus from the airport drops off there. The statue has been adopted unofficially by the local Real Madrid football fans as their place of celebration when their team wins a trophy. The statue itself is a depiction of the goddess Ceres (or Cybele) in a chariot pulled by two lions. A fountain cascades around the statue and it is illuminated at night.

Also lining the Plaza de Cibeles, you will find the stunning City Hall built in 1909 by Antonio Palacios. It used to be known as the Communications Palace and only became the City Hall in 2007. For me, it is one of the most impressive buildings in the city and I walked past it numerous times on the way to and from Retiro Park, the Puerta de Alcala and the bus stops at Cibeles.

Address: Plaza de Cibeles, Madrid

Directions: Where Alcala street crosses Paseo del Prado
Plaza de Cibeles
Plaza de Cibeles at dusk
Cibeles statue illuminated
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realrv6 realrv6
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The most beautiful place in Madrid Mar 21, 2010
Plaza de Cibeles is the second most important square of Madrid after Plaza Mayor.

At the center of the square is located the beautiful “Fuente de Cibeles” (the Cibeles Fountain), named after the Roman God of Nature and made in the 18th century. This is the most important symbol of Madrid.

The most impressive building of the square is the “Palacio de Comunicaciones”. This is the new Madrid’s City Hall.

Another important building of the square is the edifice of the "Banco de España". Even the Metopolis Building and the "Puerta de Alcalá" (other two important landmarks of Madrid) can be seen from the Cibeles Square.
Plaza de Cibeles
Plaza de Cibeles
Plaza de Cibeles
Plaza de Cibeles
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davidx says:
When I was there the Palacio de Comunicaciones was behind barriers because of work - but fortunately I was able to get a good view from an open-topped bus.
Posted on: Feb 18, 2011

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