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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Plaza is incredible and at Christmas the lights are amazing. People and cars everywhere give it such great energy. The best bit? Take the lift to the observation deck of the Cibele Palace and the view will take your breath away..

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MonkeyLogicPerth
Reviewed 1 week ago

This plaza has my most favorite fountain in the world, the setting and the surrounding buildings are just majestic.You also need to visit this plaza at night, the lighting of the fountain and surrounding buildings is phenomenal. Can't miss it.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Eduardo P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Another Palace for me please.. Cybele Palace in Madrid in the Plaza with the same name. Is the seat of the City Council, has a cultural center, its architecture is truly royal and offers an extraordinary view of the city from the top.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank paolasanzg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautifull square were one can admire the Cibeles fountain, among many beautiful buildings and close to the most important museums.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ValinaTsikala
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such a busy place, you have to use the crossings as the traffic is frantic! You can get a great photo of the fountain by going inside the ornate white building on the corner and paying a small fee (6 euros I think) to go...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank NorthernHeatseeker
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While walking around the City on NYE we saw residents do their last marathon to run off the past year in funny costumes. The water fountain was lit and the bid building ( reminds me of the birthday cake in Rome) was beautiful in the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Travelinmouse
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful plaza with the goddess Cibeles on a chariot pulled by royal lions. On one side the entrance of the Retiro park and a chick albeit expensive cafe called Capuchino. We sat and have lovely lunch as we saw the world pass by.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mateo0333
Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

That plaza, when all surrounding buildings are lit at night, is unrivaled in beauty with hundreds taking pictures at any time from across the plaza (it was a national holiday). The main building has a top floor with an observation point (pay) and one floor...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Fred G
Reviewed December 4, 2018

The only thing I can remark is the traffic situation: it's a complete chaos. Other than that, you have the Cibeles Fountain *and* Palace here, the Casa Americana, and the Thyssen museum. You can easily identify the tourists as they (me included) walk from one...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank C9216RKmarkh
Reviewed December 1, 2018

View the buildings and fountain which are famous. Football teams come here to celebrate a win. Very busy central square in the heart of Madrid.

Date of experience: November 2018
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May 13, 2018|
Response from jfrench728 | Reviewed this property |
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Response from ErickJ277 | 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