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Plaza de Cibeles

Calle Alcala y Paseo de Recoletos, 28014 Madrid, Spain
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Calle Alcala y Paseo de Recoletos, 28014 Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A truly beautiful square which is often the first area seen by many tourists to the city as the airport shuttle bus drops off here. Interestingly, the fountain of Cybele (located in the centre of the plaza) is named after Cybele, a Phrygian goddess.

Thank Ultron-8
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth the visit. Be very careful crossing the street (if it is even permitted to do so) to try to get closer look at the fountain. Ask first one of the many police officers that are nearby if it is OK to do. This is...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Simply wonderfull plaza it was our first stop coming from the airport, Oh my God, so beautefull, from there you can visit fontana Neptuno also you can go straight to Gran Via . in gran Via if you are a shoo shoper you can find...More

Thank vesuvio007
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not to miss obligatory photo-op. Best angle is from the other side of Banco de Espana. Easily accessible by Metro.

Thank JusticeofthePeace
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wouldn't go out of the way just to see it, but it's kind of on the way anyway. Worth admiration. And yes Spanish now how to make it grand even if that's only roundabout :)

Thank Vaida G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Strangely this beautiful statue is set in the middle of a roundabout at the junction of two of Madrid's main roads. The statues are difficult to see due to the volume of traffic going around it and impossible to get a close view for the...More

Thank Alan T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Like the Neptune Circle, Plaza de Cibeles is a great circle on the Paseo that sits in front of the Palacio Cibeles. The statue is a tribute to Spain with the Lions drawing the carriage. The plaza also has a soccer tradition. This the fountain...More

Thank Grover R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Busy with traffic but nevertheless a grand statue in a plaza. It's stop No 5 on the blue line on the hop on hop off bus.

Thank tezpil
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the must sees that makes Madrid the grand city it is. The huge and beautiful fountains and sculptures are what give Madrid its character.

Thank kathyk0l
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its a nice plaza with an interesting statue. Its in a very busy round about so try and see it on a weekend morning when there is less traffic. If you are in the area, go see it.

Thank 336tracyh
Chueca is the hip, gay neighbourhood of Madrid where
many of the streets are narrow and intimate, but where
the hustle and bustle and the eclectic storefronts and
people give it a distinctly urban feel. The main
thoroughfare is Calle Hortaleza and the main square is
Plaza Chueca, completely filled with terraza tables
serving copas (mixed drinks) during summer. A mixture
of trendy and grungy, some of the adult businesses
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30 March 2017|
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Response from Daniel_Draghici | Reviewed this property |
I really don't know, sorry formmy delayed answer.
30 August 2015|
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Response from Erick J | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is possible to buy tickets inside the palace, the price is 2 Euros by adult and .5 per Children below 12 years, 1st Wednesday of each month is free entracy, check in google using palacio de las Cibeles and then choose... More
5 April 2015|
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Response from tRAVellerOfTheW0rld | Reviewed this property |
Hi, it is called Restaurante Palacio de Cibeles and is located on the 6th floor. There is a beautiful terrace with a view on Madrid. The restaurant is linked with the famous Adolfo Restaurant in Toledo, owned by Adolfo Munoz.