Madrid’s Palacio de Cibeles is celebrating its centenary this year. It opened 14th of March 1919 as the Telecommunications Palace, headquarters of the Correos, the Spanish postal and telecommunications service.
The building sits on Plaza de Cibeles in central Madrid, opposite the Bank of Spain and close to the Prado. This stunning building was the work of architects Joaquín Otamendi and Antonio Palacios, from 1907 to 1919.
The building still houses a Post Office, and is the seat of the City Council, but it also hosts cultural events and art exhibitions, and offers a cafe, restaurant and bar. Topping all of that, is the Mirador, with great rooftop views across Madrid.
But the building is worth a wander even without any of those additions – its interior design is simply wonderful, with arches, sculptures and intricate details galore. And remember my motto – always look up!
Copyright Debbie Smyth, 22 March 2019
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