In 1919 a beautiful new palace was built in the centre of Madrid, at that time hosting the post office headquarters. The location in the middle of Plaza de Cibeles and the new architecture of the building meant that the locals grew to love the building, giving it the nickname 'palace of communications'.
Some years ago, the Madrid town hall moved from Plaza de la Villa and installed itself in this building, which today we call the Palacio de Cibeles.
Palacio de Cibeles Viewpoint
In the tower of the palace, you can find an amazing viewpoint, with views of the Cibeles fountain, Calle Alcalá and the start of Gran Via. It's a 360 degree viewpoint, meaning you can also see the Colon towers, and some buildings in the south of Madrid.
If you're thinking of visiting, you should be sure to climb up to the sixth floor where there is a glass terrace to have a drink to go along with the great views. But if you're looking for the best views possible, don't forget to climb up to the eighth-floor viewpoint!
Tuesday - Sunday: 10 am - 8 pm.
General: € 3 (US$ 3.30).
From 7 to 14 years old: € 1.50 (US$ 1.70).
Over 65s: € 1.50 (US$ 1.70).
Children under 6: free.