A Neo-Baroque palace that once housed the central post office and telecommunications service, the Palacio de Cibeles became Madrid’s City Hall in 2007. Even the city councilors didn’t need something this big, so much of the building has been converted into a series of galleries, a concert hall, and other public spaces called CentroCentro. There’s a reading area with daily papers and free Internet access, a tourist information office, and a top-notch restaurant (Restaurante Palacio de Cibeles) as well as more casual cafeterias. But the main reason for visiting is the Mirador Madrid. An elevator whisks you to the seventh floor, where you can walk around on an open-air balcony for some of the best views of the city.
Plaza de Cibeles, 1
Our Rating Hours Building Tues–Sun 10am–8pm; Mirador de Madrid Tues–Sun 10:30am–2pm and 4–7:30pm Transportation Metro: Banco de España. Bus: 1, 2, 5, 9, 10, 14, 15, 20, 27, 34, 37, 45, 51, 52, 53, 74, 146, 50, 202, or 203. Phone 91-480-00-08 Prices Building admission free; admission charged to some exhibitions. Mirador de Madrid 3€, seniors and ages 7–14 1.50€, kids 6 and under free. Web site CentroCentro
MapPlaza de Cibeles, 1 Madrid
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