Venue: Cibeles Palace

History

A century separates the two large architectural projects that mark the life of the building. Backdrop of the city and inseparable companion of his best-known goddess, the centenary palace was designed in the early 20th century as a venue for post. The architects Antonio Palacios and Joaquín Otamendi won the competition organized by the State in 1904 with a monumental proposal linking tradition and modernity. They projected a highly functionalist building that extolled, the significance of the services that were to provide both its privileged location: a terrain that had housed the ancient gardens of recreation of El Buen Retiro, located at the crossroads of two main nerve of the city.



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Dossier

Known in his day as the Cathedral of communication marked a before and an after in the urbanism Madrid, becoming paradigm of modernization for a city in progress.

The building was declared good of Cultural interest with monument in 1993.

The upper floors were reserved for administrative tasks, office address, the mailroom and a room of Telegraph connecting directly with the antenna of the building, which reached 70 meters in height with the height of the central tower. It was designed as a "total work of art" in which the minimum detail, from the luminaires to the desks of the operating room or ventilation system, form a unified artistic whole serving its primary function as a post House. Incorporated to the municipal heritage site in 2003 by means of a protocol of collaboration with the Ministry of finance, began its process of transformation to become headquarters of the Madrid City Council and a new cultural center open to the citizen of the 21st century.

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How to get there?

GETTING TO MADRID:

By Air: International Airport Madrid-Barajas. With links to the city centre in metro and lines of buses connecting the airport with the Centre.

By Train: Renfe provides connections to Madrid through the stations of Chamartín and Puerta de Atocha.

GETTING AROUND MADRID:

By Subway: Metro. Banco de España Station, Metro Line 2 (Download METRO Network here)

Connections to the airport: Line Airport express bus: Route Atocha - Cibeles - O'donnell - Airport T1 - Airport T1 T2 T3 - Airport T4..

By Bus: EMT. Lines 1,2,5,9,10,14,15,20,27,34,37,45,51,52,53,74,146,150,202.

By Cycle: BiciMad. New means of public transport from the city of Madrid, a service provided at 100% with electric bicycles, practical, simple and environmentally friendly.

By Taxi: Madrid taxi. More than 15,600 taxis are also in Madrid. In train and bus stations and the airport, there to take them into the corresponding stops.

Tips for Visitors

Bosch, The 5th Centenary Exhibition

Skyline

More info

PUBLIC TRANSPORT: EMT - Metro
LOCAL TRAINS: RENFE Commuter Train
TOURIST INFORMATION SERVICES: Office information