Plaza de Cibeles
Plaza de Cibeles
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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Salamanca (District)
How to get there
  • Banco de España • 5 min walk
  • Retiro • 6 min walk
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  • Frank I
    Reservoir, Australia13 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lively Madrid
    Madrid is a busy, active city of tourists and locals alike. Impressive buildings like the Royal Palace, the cathedral, Monuments, Plaza's and food. The Mercado San Miguel is the place to grab a light lunch or dinner with drinks aplenty, it was always packed to the rafters. The Churro's and thick chocolate are a must, available everywhere.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 August 2023
  • Raintree_Thailand
    Bangkok, Thailand4,208 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gathering point for celebrations!
    Plaza de Cibeles is a very attractive, but busy, place. The central feature is the grand Cibeles Fountain, but the plaza is also flanked by the fabulously ornate Banco de Espana building. The plaza is where city celebrations commonly are held.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 16 May 2024
  • Jack
    Old Bethpage, New York2,999 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Most beautiful plaza in Madrid
    The Plaza de Cibeles is the most beautiful plaza in Madrid. Directly in the center is the beautiful Cibeles fountain. Also in the plaza is the beautiful Palacio de Cibeles, one of the most beautiful buildings in Madrid. I highly recommend you check it out, it makes for some good photos.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 27 June 2024
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Jack
Old Bethpage, NY2,999 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
The Plaza de Cibeles is the most beautiful plaza in Madrid. Directly in the center is the beautiful Cibeles fountain. Also in the plaza is the beautiful Palacio de Cibeles, one of the most beautiful buildings in Madrid. I highly recommend you check it out, it makes for some good photos.
Written 28 June 2024
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Raintree_Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand4,208 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Plaza de Cibeles is a very attractive, but busy, place. The central feature is the grand Cibeles Fountain, but the plaza is also flanked by the fabulously ornate Banco de Espana building. The plaza is where city celebrations commonly are held.
Written 17 May 2024
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Dany T
Atlanta, GA483 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
Love the place. Beautiful and easy to find. A must see place.
We really enjoyed the visit. The place was well illuminated.
Written 16 May 2024
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Cme1234
Singapore, Singapore1,033 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
There are some ostentatious architectural features in the area. Many tourists visit this square to take instagram photographs.

It is worth a visit as it is within walking distance to the shopping street in Serrano.
Written 1 January 2024
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RjessMMM
Vancouver, WA562 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
A very busy area of cars and people surrounded by wonderful architecture. We really wanted to see the fountain in the center and you get great views from a distance. There is really no safe way to get there that we could find. Reminded us of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris without the tunnel to actually get there. It really does not matter though since the view from every angle was great. Enjoy.
Written 1 November 2023
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Fisherfamilysc
142 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
This glorious building is placed next to a very busy roundabout, making picture taking an adventure all of its own. It is quite a site to see. I wish we had gone back at night to see it lit up.
Written 7 October 2023
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK8,30,501 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
One of the most beautiful and photographed squares in Madrid is Plaza De Cibeles.
Home to the wonderful Palacio De Cibeles ,one of the most stunning looking buildings in Madrid ,in front of the palace building is the famous Cibeles Fountain and all around this square are exquisite buildings ,buildings such as Banco De Espana ,Palacio De Buenavista ,Palacio De Linares ,it's just a wonderful plaza to admire and enjoy ,it's most definitely a square to check out if you're planning a holiday to Madrid.
Written 27 September 2023
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Seeking True Quality
Europe4,846 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
This square is named after the fountain In the middle, dedicated to the goddess Cybele, driving a chariot pulled by two lions... But the fountain could be easily missed because of the attractive, eye-catching and enormous Palacio de Telecommunications, a former main post office.

The other architecturally interesting building is the headquarters of the Banco de Espana.
Written 25 September 2023
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Frank I
Reservoir, Australia13 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Madrid is a busy, active city of tourists and locals alike. Impressive buildings like the Royal Palace, the cathedral, Monuments, Plaza's and food. The Mercado San Miguel is the place to grab a light lunch or dinner with drinks aplenty, it was always packed to the rafters. The Churro's and thick chocolate are a must, available everywhere.
Written 9 August 2023
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digitalroc
Calgary, Canada2,069 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
I stumbled upon this plaza after exploring the area near my hotel, which was less than 10-minutes away. This is where I thought and then amazed that I am in Madrid, at the start of my vacation, soaking in all of the beautiful Spanish architecture.
Written 13 July 2023
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