The Palace of Cibeles and its panoramic-terrace

By | 23 March, 2013 | 0 comments

Magnificent, majestic elegant, all of these are adjectives that can be applied to the building that we are going to visit with you in the capital of Spain.

For many years, it remained closed to the general public due to the refurbishment taken place inside and outside. Now, at last, however, you will be able to visit the Palace of Cibeles. Now, it’s called CentroCentro.

This magnificent building is situated in the centre of Madrid, in front of the Plaza de Cibeles and very close to the triangle of Art, this impressing space was refurbished by the former mayor, Alberto Ruiz-Gallardón, for cultural events. It was built on the site where stood the gardens of Buen Retiro, and its first name was Palacio de Comunicaciones.

Visitors can enjoy the façade with the typical architecture of the industrial revolution and the European eclecticism, a mix that hypnotizes and with wonderful elegant lines to please. The building hosts different exhibitions and events, a busy schedule drawn up by its managers.

But, of course, one of the main attractions of the Palace of Cibeles, especially for tourists and travellers who come through the capital of Spain is its terrace, where they will enjoy wonderful views over the Manzanares river.

The panoramic-terrace is open to the general public from 10.30am till 1pm and then from 4.30pm till 7.30pm. The ticket price is 2 Euros for adults and 0.50 Euros for under 12s. However, visits are free every Wednesday of the month, as well as some special days: 5th of January, 2nd of May, 15th of May and 12th of October.

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