Cibeles Palace

Cibeles Palace

Once in the Plaza Cibeles, and after appreciating the beauty of this place, it is well worth visiting inside the emblematic Cibeles Palace, which was once the main post office in Madrid, and which now houses the City Hall.

As you can see, inside, it still holds the post office environment, on the ground floor and mezzanine.

View of the large central hall of the Cibeles Palace
View of the large central hall of the Cibeles Palace

This building was opened as a post office, officially in March 14, 1919 and in 2007, with plenty reforms, carried out earlier this century, it began hosting the town hall of Madrid, which moved from its premises in the Plaza de la Villa.

Today, this part of the building, which once was the post office, still remains open to the public as a cultural center with the name “CentroCentro”.

Interior of the Cibeles Palace, old Post Office of Madrid
Interior of the Cibeles Palace, old Post Office of Madrid

On March 30, 2011, the works for the new City Hall were completed, and the premises opened to the public with the ability to access the central tower to the 8th floor, used as a viewpoint where from seventy meters one can get a great view of the city of Madrid.

From the viewpoint of the Cibeles Palace, overlooking the Northwest of Madrid
From the viewpoint of the Cibeles Palace, overlooking Northwest of Madrid

Also inside this building, there is an exhibition area called “CentroCentro”. This space is incorporated with a pair of exhibition halls, and an auditorium with a capacity of over three hundred people.

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