Plaza de Cibeles 4.0 rating

  Landmarks

A massive roundabout at the intersection of Calle de Alcala and Paseo del Prado, this plaza houses one of Madrid's emblems, the Fountain of Cibeles, which portrays the Roman goddess of fertility sitting upon a chariot pulled by two lions. On the southeast corner dominating the Plaza is one of the world's most beautiful city halls, the Palacio de Cibeles (formerly the Palacio de las Comunicaciones), an impressive structure with a jaw-droppingly spectacular façade. Inside, the building holds a cultural center with changing art exhibits and info on Madrid, and you can climb to the upper floors for some excellent views out the window. On the southwest corner of the square sits the imposing Bank of Spain (Banco de España) building, while the northeast corner is home to the Palacio de Linares, which holds the Casa de America , a cultural center with an art gallery of Latin American works.

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About Plaza de Cibeles

 Plaza de Cibeles, 28014 Madrid, Spain

Plaza de Cibeles and Nearby Attractions on Map

Nearby Attractions km / mile
Museo del Prado

Museo del Prado(0.6 km)
The Prado Museum showcases one of the finest art collections in the world, and the best collection of classical art in Madrid.

Reina Sofía National Museum and Art Center

Reina Sofía National Museum and Art Center(1.1 km)
Houses Madrid's best collection of modern art.

Palacio Real

Palacio Real(1.8 km)
The Palacio Real (Royal Palace) is an enormous palace, one of the biggest in Europe, with scorching plains of concrete around it.

Puerta del Sol

Puerta del Sol(0.9 km)
This plaza is the heart of Madrid and one of the busiest places in the city - a hub for the local transit system, a favorite meeting spot for locals, a visible area for festivals or political demonstrations, and a opportune location for tour guides, street performers, pickpockets and anyone else looking to take advantage of all the tourists on hand.

Buen Retiro Park

Buen Retiro Park(0.8 km)
The Buen Retiro Park has some of Madrid’s best gardens and is a favourite retreat of locals.

Museo de Lazaro Galdiano

Museo de Lazaro Galdiano(2.1 km)
This museum houses the stunning collection of Spanish entrepreneur José Lázaro Galdiano (1862-1947) and is considered to be one of the best private collections in Spain.

Catedral de la Almudena

Catedral de la Almudena(1.8 km)
This massive cathedral faces the Palacio Real.

Real Academia de Bella Artes de San Fernando

Real Academia de Bella Artes de San Fernando(0.7 km)
Highly impressive art collection with paintings, sculptures, drawings and prints.

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