The Palacio de Comunicaciones or Palacio de Cibeles, located in Plaza Cibeles, was renovated to complete the artistic and cultural offer of the Paseo del Arte, as well as to house the new headquarters of the city’s capital.
On the top floor, 70 meters high you will find a viewpoint from which to observe the skyline of Madrid, such as the Fuente de Cibeles, the Cervantes Institute, the Telefónica building, the Bank of Spain, the Buenavista Palace, the Metropolis Building, the Cibeles Palace, the Crystal Gallery of the Cibeles Palace, the Retiro Park, the Paseo de Recoletos and the Torres de Colón.
You can greet the goddess Cibeles from the top, where you will enjoy views of the Castellana, the Paseo del Prado and Alcalá street, so it’s safe to say that it is an essential stop for any visit to Madrid. Additionally, if what you want is to warm up for what will be an unforgettable night, then this terrace is one of the best places to start, because due to its location you will be a few minutes from the best nightclubs in the capital.
If you dare to make this visit, the schedules to go up to the terrace viewpoint of the Palacio de Cibeles are from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10:30h to 13:30h and from 16:00h to 7:00h. Both on Mondays and on certain holiday dates, this terrace remains closed to the public.
The Palacio de Cibeles also has a restaurant and a terrace bar on the 6th floor, which is open every day from 10:00 h to 02:00h in the summer.
To go up to the viewpoint, it is necessary to make a small stop at the ticket office to buy the tickets. You will find it next to the main entrance of the building. The tickets are 2 euros for adults and 0.50 euros for children under 12 years old. But if you want to climb the terrace for free, you should go on the first Wednesdays of every month or on holidays such as May 2nd and 15th or October 12th.
The terrace of Cibeles, is that place where you can have a cocktail, eat, enjoy a delicious coffee or go heating engines, due to its extensive menu.