Palacio de Cibeles

Retiro Government Building

Fodor’s Expert Review

This ornate building on the southeast side of Plaza de la Cibeles, built at the start of the 20th century and formerly called Palacio de Comunicaciones, is a massive stone compound of French, Viennese, and traditional Spanish influences. It first served as the city's main post office and, after renovations, is now the city's main administrative building, housing the mayor's office, a cultural center called CentroCentro (a pleasant place to study or work), several exhibition halls, dining options (on the second and sixth floors), and a rooftop viewpoint.

Government Building Museum/Gallery Arts/Performance Venue Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook Local Interest–Sight Views

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Pl. de Cibeles
Madrid, Madrid  28014, Spain


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: Free, Closed Sun., Free; €2 to access Mirador Madrid viewpoint, Closed Mon.



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