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Communications Palace (also called Palacio de Telecomunicaciones, and since 2011, Palacio de Cibeles) is an integrated two white buildings located in one of the centers of historic Madrid set. They are erected on one side of the Plaza de Cibeles and occupy about 30,000 square meters of which were the ancient Gardens of Good Retiro.3 Site selection generated some controversy in his time in Madrid deprive a playground. 4. The first stone was laid in 1907 and officially inaugurated on March 14, 1919, starting its operation as a modern distribution center post, telegraph and telephone. After some architectural changes outside the building such as the extension on two floors to the street and passage of Montalban and in 2007 began to house the municipal offices of Madrid City Council, transferring its dependencies from the Casa de la Villa and House Cisneros, both located in the Plaza de la Villa. This reform of the early twenty-first century in the building also included a cultural area called "CentroCentro".

CentroCentro Cibeles de Cultura y Ciudadanía. Está ubicado en un edificio simbólico en Madrid, el Palacio de Cibeles, antiguo Palacio de Telecomunicaciones.

There is no doubt in my mind that when the city of Madrid defeats the Covid-19 pandemic, everyone, no matter being Real Madrid FC fans or not, will gather around here to celebrate the greatest victory ever.

- Madrid, Spain - Jan 2020

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From IntroducingMadrid.com:

Plaza de Cibeles is a square in Madrid’s city center at the intersection of the Paseo del Prado and Calle Alcalá, and has become one of the most emblematic symbols of Spain’s capital city.

 

Palacio de Cibeles (Cybele Palace): This striking building is one of Madrid’s most emblematic palaces. It was formerly called the Palace of Communication. Completed in 1919, the Palacio de Comunicaciones was used as headquarters of the Spanish postal service, however, since 2007, it has been the seat of the Madrid City Council. The Palace has a rooftop terrace with a bar and restaurant. It has stunning views of Madrid, although less impressive than the Círculo de Bellas Artes.

 

Cibeles Fountain: The fountain of Cybele was designed by the architect Ventura Rodríguez in 1782. It represents Cybele, the Greek goddess who is depicted sitting on a lion-drawn carriage. In the beginning, the fountain supplied water to the citizens of Madrid and in 1895, it was moved to the centre of Plaza de Cibeles and became a decorative element.

 

As well as being one of Madrid’s most iconic symbols, the Cibeles Fountain has for many years been the location where Real Madrid, the renowned football club based in the capital, celebrates its victories. It is also where the National Spanish football and basketball teams celebrate their triumphs.

No estaba de humor para retratos.

The Cybele Palace (Palacio de Cibeles), the Palace of Communication until 2011, is located on the Plaza de Cibeles. It opened in 1919 as the headquarters of Correos, the Spanish postal and telecommunications service. It was designed by Antonio Palacios and Joaquín Otamendi. Although there is a post office in part of the building, Correos headquarters and the Postal and Telegraphic Museum moved out in 2007. Now it is the seat of the Madrid City Council. The mail sorting office has been converted to serve as the council chamber. The building houses CentroCentro, a cultural center.

The CentroCentro is an exhibition space in Palacio de Cibeles (formerly the Palacio de Correos and now the City Hall) in Madrid (see map)

  

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El Palacio de Comunicaciones de Madrid (1907-1919), antiguo Palacio de Cibeles y hoy en día Ayuntamiento de Madrid, es uno de los monumentos más emblemáticos y representativos de la ciudad, grandioso y hermoso por dentro y por fuera.

Se construyó en origen como sede para la Sociedad de Correos y Telégrafos de España, por los arquitectos Antonio Palacios y Joaquín Otamendi.

También es conocido comúnmente como Nuestra Señora de las Comunicaciones, debido a que cuando en los años 30 León Trotsky visitó Madrid y conoció el edificio de Correos y Telégrafos, le impresionó tanto su majestuosidad, que lo definió así.

Está situado en una de las plazas más bonitas de la capital, siendo custodiado por la diosa Cibeles. Este Palacio ha sido incluido en la lista de Bienes de interés cultural con la categoría de Monumento.

Después de la reforma, se ha convertido además, en un nuevo centro cultural "CentroCentro" referente en la ciudad, donde se pueden ver diversas exposiciones distribuidas por sus diferentes plantas. La sexta planta ha sido concebida como zona de descanso con cafetería y restaurante. En la última planta podemos disfrutar de un maravillo mirador panorámico que rodea la torre y desde el que podemos observar unas maravillosas vistas de la ciudad.

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The Palace of Communications of Madrid (1907-1919), Cibeles's former Palace and nowadays Town hall of Madrid, is one of the most emblematic and representative monuments of the city, great and beautifully within and externally. It was constructed in origin as headquarters for the Company of Post office and Telegraphs of Spain, for the architects Antonio Palacios and Joaquín Otamendi. Also it is known commonly as Our Lady of the Communications, due to the fact that when in the 30s León Trotsky visited Madrid and it knew the building of Post office and Telegraphs, it impressed so much his majesty, which defined it this way.

It is placed in one of the nicest squares of the capital, being guarded by the goddess Cibeles. This Palace has been included in the list of Goods of cultural interest by the category of Monument. After the reform, it has turned in addition, in a new cultural center relating "CentroCentro" in the city, where there can be seen diverse exhibitions distributed by his different plants. The sixth plant has been concebida as zone of rest with cafeteria and restaurant. In the last plant we can enjoy one I astonish panoramic viewing-point that surrounds the tower and from which we can observe wonderful conference of the city.

   

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Cibeles Fountain has been standing in this emblematic square since 1782. One of the city’s most famous landmarks, it depicts Cybele, the Great Mother of the gods and Roman goddess of fertility, atop a chariot drawn by two lions.

 

It stands in the centre of the Plaza de Cibeles, the square to which it has lent its name and which marks the start of Madrid’s avenue of art, the Paseo del Arte. The fountain is flanked by four magnificent buildings: Buenavista Palace (the Army’s General Headquarters), Linares Palace (which accommodates the Casa de América cultural institution), Cibeles Palace (previously the main Post Office, it now houses Madrid City Hall and CentroCentro cultural centre), and the Bank of Spain. Commissioned by King Charles III it was designed by renowned Spanish architect Ventura Rodriguez. All three figures were made with purple marble from the town of Montesclaros, in Toledo, and the rest of the monument was carved from stone from Redueña, an area 53km to the north of Madrid, close to the La Cabrera mountain range.

 

When it was first erected, the monument was not only intended to be decorative but also functional, providing water for the official water carriers – who would deliver water to houses – and for the general public. It was also used by the cavalry as a water stop for their horses. Today, as well as being one of the city’s famous landmarks (and having an identical twin in Mexico City), it’s where you should head to if you want to join Real Madrid fans celebrating their team’s many victories.

View from Centro Cormercial Arenas in direction of Museo Nacional Catalán. In the foreground the Plaça d'Espanya.

 

Blick vom Einkaufszentrum Las Arenas in Richtung Nationalmuseum. Im Vordergrund der spanische Platz.

Cibeles Palace was formerly the city's main post office and telegraph and telephone headquarters. It is now occupied by Madrid City Council, serving as the city hall, and the public cultural centre CentroCentro.

 

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CentroCentro Cibeles is the most beautiful building on Plaza De Cibeles. This was originally a postal and telecommunications depot constructed between 1907 - 1919. It is now the city's Culture Center and houses a variety of displays and exhibits throughout the year.

Clock tower of CentroCentro at Madrid at night

The CentroCentro is an exhibition space in Palacio de Cibeles (formerly the Palacio de Correos and now the City Hall) in Madrid (see map)

  

This is the emblematic fountain where Real Madrid supporters celebrate their team's important victories. However this year, in spite of winning the 2019/20 league, the Covid 19 restrictions did not permit them to gather at the fountain! So there was no celebration here about three weeks after this photo was taken when they won the title.

 

Cibeles Fountain has been standing in this emblematic square since 1782. One of the city’s most famous landmarks, it depicts Cybele, the Great Mother of the gods and Roman goddess of fertility, atop a chariot drawn by two lions.

 

It stands in the centre of the Plaza de Cibeles, the square to which it has lent its name and which marks the start of Madrid’s avenue of art, the Paseo del Arte. The fountain is flanked by four magnificent buildings: Buenavista Palace (the Army’s General Headquarters), Linares Palace (which accommodates the Casa de América cultural institution), Cibeles Palace (previously the main Post Office, it now houses Madrid City Hall and CentroCentro cultural centre), and the Bank of Spain. Commissioned by King Charles III it was designed by renowned Spanish architect Ventura Rodriguez. All three figures were made with purple marble from the town of Montesclaros, in Toledo, and the rest of the monument was carved from stone from Redueña, an area 53km to the north of Madrid, close to the La Cabrera mountain range.

 

When it was first erected, the monument was not only intended to be decorative but also functional, providing water for the official water carriers – who would deliver water to houses – and for the general public. It was also used by the cavalry as a water stop for their horses. Today, as well as being one of the city’s famous landmarks (and having an identical twin in Mexico City), it’s where you should head to if you want to join Real Madrid fans celebrating their team’s many victories.

 

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Exposición fotográfica en CentroCentro Palacio Cibeles

Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madrid

 

Madrid is the capital of Spain and the largest municipality in both the Community of Madrid and Spain as a whole. The city has almost 3.3 million inhabitants and a metropolitan area population of approximately 6.5 million. It is the third-largest city in the European Union (EU), smaller than only London and Berlin, and its monocentric metropolitan area is the third-largest in the EU, smaller only than those of London and Paris. The municipality covers 604.3 km2 (233.3 sq mi).

 

Madrid lies on the River Manzanares in the centre of both the country and the Community of Madrid (which comprises the city of Madrid, its conurbation and extended suburbs and villages); this community is bordered by the autonomous communities of Castile and León and Castile-La Mancha. As the capital city of Spain, seat of government, and residence of the Spanish monarch, Madrid is also the political, economic and cultural centre of the country. The current mayor is Manuela Carmena from the party Ahora Madrid.

 

The Madrid urban agglomeration has the third-largest GDP in the European Union and its influence in politics, education, entertainment, environment, media, fashion, science, culture, and the arts all contribute to its status as one of the world's major global cities. Madrid is home to two world-famous football clubs, Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid. Due to its economic output, high standard of living, and market size, Madrid is considered the leading economic hub of the Iberian Peninsula and of Southern Europe. It hosts the head offices of the vast majority of major Spanish companies, such as Telefónica, IAG or Repsol. Madrid is also the 10th most liveable city in the world according to Monocle magazine, in its 2017 index.

 

Madrid houses the headquarters of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), belonging to the United Nations Organization (UN), the Ibero-American General Secretariat (SEGIB), the Organization of Ibero-American States (OEI), and the Public Interest Oversight Board (PIOB). It also hosts major international regulators and promoters of the Spanish language: the Standing Committee of the Association of Spanish Language Academies, headquarters of the Royal Spanish Academy (RAE), the Cervantes Institute and the Foundation of Urgent Spanish (Fundéu BBVA). Madrid organises fairs such as FITUR, ARCO, SIMO TCI and the Madrid Fashion Week.

 

While Madrid possesses modern infrastructure, it has preserved the look and feel of many of its historic neighbourhoods and streets. Its landmarks include the Royal Palace of Madrid; the Royal Theatre with its restored 1850 Opera House; the Buen Retiro Park, founded in 1631; the 19th-century National Library building (founded in 1712) containing some of Spain's historical archives; a large number of national museums, and the Golden Triangle of Art, located along the Paseo del Prado and comprising three art museums: Prado Museum, the Reina Sofía Museum, a museum of modern art, and the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, which complements the holdings of the other two museums. Cibeles Palace and Fountain have become one of the monument symbols of the city.

 

Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cybele_Palace

 

Cybele Palace (Spanish: Palacio de Cibeles), formally known as Palacio de Comunicaciones (Palace of Communications) and Palacio de Telecomunicaciones (Palace of Telecommunications) until 2011, is a complex composed of two building with white facades and is located in one of the historical centres of Madrid. The palace was built on one of the side of the Plaza de Cibeles in the Los Jerónimos neighbourhood (district of Retiro) and occupies about 30,000 m2 of what were the old gardens of the Buen Retiro. The choice of the site generated some controversy at the time for depriving Madrid of recreational space. The first stone of the building was laid in 1907. The building was officially opened on 14 March 1919 and began operating as a modern distribution centre for post, telegraphs and telephones. Following some architectural changes to the building’s exterior, such as the expansion of two floors the street and the pathway of Montalbán, it began to house municipal offices of the City of Madrid in 2007, moving it’s dependencies from the Case de la Villa (House of the Villa) and the Casa de Cisneros, which were both located in the Plaza de la Villa. This reform in the building from the early twenty-first century also included a cultural area called "CentroCentro".

 

The whole complex, from a Spanish architecture stance, is one of the first examples of modern architecture and most representative, to be build in the centre of Madrid, with its Neoplateresque façade and Baroque Salamanca evocations. The building was designed by the young Spanish architects Antonio Palacios and Joaquín Otamendi through a municipal competition to be the headquarters for the Society of Post and Telegraph of Spain. Palacios and Otamendi were also the consultants for the Bilbao Bridge, Madrid Casino and the San Sebastian Bridge. The Cybele Palace was the beginning of the brilliant career in construction for both architects. The decorative motifs of the façade and interior were made by the romantic sculptor Ángel García Díaz, a regular collaborator of Antonio Palacios. One of the design objectives was the construction of "a building for the public".

 

After their construction and due to the wear of normal operation, the buildings slowly started to show signs of the modifications made, which included alterations to improve the communication systems. Modifications were carried out in both buildings in the 1960s and were directed by Alejandro de la Sota. Antonio de Sala-Navarro and Reverter carried out further repairs and alterations between 1980 and 1992. The decline in the use of postal mail in the late twentieth century was gradually reducing the functions of the complex, and, as a result, it was losing its dominance. In 1993 it was declared a Bien de Interés Cultural (Asset of Cultural Interest) and classified in the ‘monument’ category. At the beginning of the 21st century it was incorporated into municipal patrimony and became a cultural centre and seat of the City Council of Madrid.

Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madrid

 

Madrid is the capital of Spain and the largest municipality in both the Community of Madrid and Spain as a whole. The city has almost 3.3 million inhabitants and a metropolitan area population of approximately 6.5 million. It is the third-largest city in the European Union (EU), smaller than only London and Berlin, and its monocentric metropolitan area is the third-largest in the EU, smaller only than those of London and Paris. The municipality covers 604.3 km2 (233.3 sq mi).

 

Madrid lies on the River Manzanares in the centre of both the country and the Community of Madrid (which comprises the city of Madrid, its conurbation and extended suburbs and villages); this community is bordered by the autonomous communities of Castile and León and Castile-La Mancha. As the capital city of Spain, seat of government, and residence of the Spanish monarch, Madrid is also the political, economic and cultural centre of the country. The current mayor is Manuela Carmena from the party Ahora Madrid.

 

The Madrid urban agglomeration has the third-largest GDP in the European Union and its influence in politics, education, entertainment, environment, media, fashion, science, culture, and the arts all contribute to its status as one of the world's major global cities. Madrid is home to two world-famous football clubs, Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid. Due to its economic output, high standard of living, and market size, Madrid is considered the leading economic hub of the Iberian Peninsula and of Southern Europe. It hosts the head offices of the vast majority of major Spanish companies, such as Telefónica, IAG or Repsol. Madrid is also the 10th most liveable city in the world according to Monocle magazine, in its 2017 index.

 

Madrid houses the headquarters of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), belonging to the United Nations Organization (UN), the Ibero-American General Secretariat (SEGIB), the Organization of Ibero-American States (OEI), and the Public Interest Oversight Board (PIOB). It also hosts major international regulators and promoters of the Spanish language: the Standing Committee of the Association of Spanish Language Academies, headquarters of the Royal Spanish Academy (RAE), the Cervantes Institute and the Foundation of Urgent Spanish (Fundéu BBVA). Madrid organises fairs such as FITUR, ARCO, SIMO TCI and the Madrid Fashion Week.

 

While Madrid possesses modern infrastructure, it has preserved the look and feel of many of its historic neighbourhoods and streets. Its landmarks include the Royal Palace of Madrid; the Royal Theatre with its restored 1850 Opera House; the Buen Retiro Park, founded in 1631; the 19th-century National Library building (founded in 1712) containing some of Spain's historical archives; a large number of national museums, and the Golden Triangle of Art, located along the Paseo del Prado and comprising three art museums: Prado Museum, the Reina Sofía Museum, a museum of modern art, and the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, which complements the holdings of the other two museums. Cibeles Palace and Fountain have become one of the monument symbols of the city.

 

Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cybele_Palace

 

Cybele Palace (Spanish: Palacio de Cibeles), formally known as Palacio de Comunicaciones (Palace of Communications) and Palacio de Telecomunicaciones (Palace of Telecommunications) until 2011, is a complex composed of two building with white facades and is located in one of the historical centres of Madrid. The palace was built on one of the side of the Plaza de Cibeles in the Los Jerónimos neighbourhood (district of Retiro) and occupies about 30,000 m2 of what were the old gardens of the Buen Retiro. The choice of the site generated some controversy at the time for depriving Madrid of recreational space. The first stone of the building was laid in 1907. The building was officially opened on 14 March 1919 and began operating as a modern distribution centre for post, telegraphs and telephones. Following some architectural changes to the building’s exterior, such as the expansion of two floors the street and the pathway of Montalbán, it began to house municipal offices of the City of Madrid in 2007, moving it’s dependencies from the Case de la Villa (House of the Villa) and the Casa de Cisneros, which were both located in the Plaza de la Villa. This reform in the building from the early twenty-first century also included a cultural area called "CentroCentro".

 

The whole complex, from a Spanish architecture stance, is one of the first examples of modern architecture and most representative, to be build in the centre of Madrid, with its Neoplateresque façade and Baroque Salamanca evocations. The building was designed by the young Spanish architects Antonio Palacios and Joaquín Otamendi through a municipal competition to be the headquarters for the Society of Post and Telegraph of Spain. Palacios and Otamendi were also the consultants for the Bilbao Bridge, Madrid Casino and the San Sebastian Bridge. The Cybele Palace was the beginning of the brilliant career in construction for both architects. The decorative motifs of the façade and interior were made by the romantic sculptor Ángel García Díaz, a regular collaborator of Antonio Palacios. One of the design objectives was the construction of "a building for the public".

 

After their construction and due to the wear of normal operation, the buildings slowly started to show signs of the modifications made, which included alterations to improve the communication systems. Modifications were carried out in both buildings in the 1960s and were directed by Alejandro de la Sota. Antonio de Sala-Navarro and Reverter carried out further repairs and alterations between 1980 and 1992. The decline in the use of postal mail in the late twentieth century was gradually reducing the functions of the complex, and, as a result, it was losing its dominance. In 1993 it was declared a Bien de Interés Cultural (Asset of Cultural Interest) and classified in the ‘monument’ category. At the beginning of the 21st century it was incorporated into municipal patrimony and became a cultural centre and seat of the City Council of Madrid.

 

Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cybele_Palace

 

Cybele Palace (Spanish: Palacio de Cibeles), formally known as Palacio de Comunicaciones (Palace of Communications) and Palacio de Telecomunicaciones (Palace of Telecommunications) until 2011, is a complex composed of two building with white facades and is located in one of the historical centres of Madrid. The palace was built on one of the side of the Plaza de Cibeles in the Los Jerónimos neighbourhood (district of Retiro) and occupies about 30,000 m2 of what were the old gardens of the Buen Retiro. The choice of the site generated some controversy at the time for depriving Madrid of recreational space. The first stone of the building was laid in 1907. The building was officially opened on 14 March 1919 and began operating as a modern distribution centre for post, telegraphs and telephones. Following some architectural changes to the building’s exterior, such as the expansion of two floors the street and the pathway of Montalbán, it began to house municipal offices of the City of Madrid in 2007, moving it’s dependencies from the Case de la Villa (House of the Villa) and the Casa de Cisneros, which were both located in the Plaza de la Villa. This reform in the building from the early twenty-first century also included a cultural area called "CentroCentro".

 

The whole complex, from a Spanish architecture stance, is one of the first examples of modern architecture and most representative, to be build in the centre of Madrid, with its Neoplateresque façade and Baroque Salamanca evocations. The building was designed by the young Spanish architects Antonio Palacios and Joaquín Otamendi through a municipal competition to be the headquarters for the Society of Post and Telegraph of Spain. Palacios and Otamendi were also the consultants for the Bilbao Bridge, Madrid Casino and the San Sebastian Bridge. The Cybele Palace was the beginning of the brilliant career in construction for both architects. The decorative motifs of the façade and interior were made by the romantic sculptor Ángel García Díaz, a regular collaborator of Antonio Palacios. One of the design objectives was the construction of "a building for the public".

 

After their construction and due to the wear of normal operation, the buildings slowly started to show signs of the modifications made, which included alterations to improve the communication systems. Modifications were carried out in both buildings in the 1960s and were directed by Alejandro de la Sota. Antonio de Sala-Navarro and Reverter carried out further repairs and alterations between 1980 and 1992. The decline in the use of postal mail in the late twentieth century was gradually reducing the functions of the complex, and, as a result, it was losing its dominance. In 1993 it was declared a Bien de Interés Cultural (Asset of Cultural Interest) and classified in the ‘monument’ category. At the beginning of the 21st century it was incorporated into municipal patrimony and became a cultural centre and seat of the City Council of Madrid.

Centrocentro. Ayuntamiento de Madrid [06/12/2013]

Adverbios temporales. CentroCentro, 2018. Foto: Serafín Álvarez.

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