Cibeles Palace

The former Communication Palace is a monumental building that has been the seat of Madrid City Council since  2007. Designed and built by Antonio Palacios and Joaquín Otamendi as the headquarters for the Spanish Post Office, it was opened in 1909. In 1993, it was declared a Building of Cultural Interest in the Monument category.  

Following patterns of  rationality and functionality,  the building represents the union of tradition and modernity. Built out of stone, iron and glass, the Cibeles Palace stands on a plot that used to be the former gardens of Buen Retiro.

The building is divided into different spaces:

  • The former Operations Hall of the Central Post Office, on the 2nd Floor, has a cultural information point about the city, and the Cibeles Collection cafeteria  – restaurant .  

  • The former Palace Chapel, on the 2nd Floor, where different cultural activities are held.

  • CentroCentro, which boasts  8,000 m2 divided on Floors 1, 3, 4 and 5, offers an extensive programme of cultural activities focusing on contemporary art.  

  • The Glass Gallery, is a 2,800 m2multi-purpose space for use by the city  which is covered by the impressive glass dome.

  • The Caja de Música Auditorium, with capacity for 262 people and fully accessible, is located under the Glass Gallery. Built at a later date, it holds presentations, concerts and conferences.

  • Two multipurpose rooms, Jorge García Berlanga and Sigfrido Martín Begué, located on the first floor.

  •  Cibeles Palace Restaurant and the Cibeles Terrace, located on the sixth floor.

  • Madrid Viewpoint, located in the palace tower, offering an amazing panoramic view over the city.


Palacio de Cibeles
Palacio de Cibeles
Palacio de Cibeles
Palacio de Cibeles
Palacio de Cibeles
Palacio de Cibeles
Palacio de Cibeles
Palacio de Cibeles




Baby-changing facilities

Lockers / Cloakroom

Lost & found

Information points

Catering area


Nursing room

Guided tours


Free Wi-Fi

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Tourist area: 
Paseo del Arte
Opening Times: 

CentroCentro cultural centre, situated inside the Palacio de Cibeles.


Tue-Sun 10:00am - 8:00pm.


Tue-Sun 10:30am - 2pm. / 4:00pm - 7:30pm

Tipo información turística: 
(+34) 91 578 77 58
Banco de España (L2)
Local train (Cercanías): 
001, 1, 2, 5, 9, 10, 14, 15, 20, 27, 34, 37, 45, 51, 52, 53, 74, 146, 150, 203, C03, E1, N2, N3, N5, N6, N7, N8, N10, N11, N12, N15, N20, N21, N27

CentroCentro cultural centre, situated inside the Palacio de Cibeles:

Viewing: adults €3. Under 12s  €0.50.

Free entry: first Wed of the month and 2 and 15 May and 12 Oct

Exhibitions: consult programme