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“Good views from the observation deck”
Review of Palacio de Cibeles

Palacio de Cibeles
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Ranked #17 of 779 things to do in Madrid
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Good views from the observation deck”
Reviewed 19 June 2014

A spectacular building from the outside and to think this was originally a humble post office! The architecture inside is interesting although limited. You can walk the various floors which when I visited had numerous exhibitions to see. There are also toilets available but I could not see any signage to help find them! I found a toilet near the entrance to the stairwell on the 2nd floor - the only sign was barely visible and stencilled on the wall. From the lower floors in the stairwell the walls are decoratively tiled. However, the best part was the observation deck on the 8th floor - the cost of which is only €2 per person and the tickets are purchased from a kiosk outside of the building (to the right of the main entrance as you look at the building). I wouldn't say the view was spectacular but it is a good 360 degree view over the rooftops of Madrid. There are information boards around the deck describing what it is you are looking at. To access the deck you take the lift to the 6th floor (access to all these floors is free), then walk across the floor to take a second lift (at which point you show your ticket) and ascend to the 8th floor.

Visited June 2014
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Tucson, Arizona
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“At walking distance from Hostal.”
Reviewed 16 June 2014

The whole building is beautiful, but there is a "mirador" -vista point- at the top of the building for which you must get tickets early. Also, in the Palacio there are very interesting exhibits.

Visited May 2014
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Coimbra, Portugal
Level 6 Contributor
150 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Its ok”
Reviewed 11 June 2014 via mobile

Nice good looking building, but for me that's it, was on our path to the park . Seen it, took a pic and we were on our way.

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Hoganas, Sweden
Level 5 Contributor
86 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Museum, skyline-lookout and tourist information in one, gorgeous building”
Reviewed 10 June 2014

Beautiful building, hosting a free admission museum with tourist information (excellent service!) and one of the best lookouts in the city - for €2 per person you get to take the lift to the eight floor and climb up the stairs to the top of the Palacio, which offers you an excellent skyline of Madrid!

Visited June 2014
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Madrid, Spain
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great”
Reviewed 8 June 2014

I was there for Real Madrid celebration for their 10th winning of European Champions League. It was amazing. A lot of people and music all the time.
We had to wait until 6 a.m. for the team to arrive in Madrid though.

Visited May 2014
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