The Plaza intersects Alcala Street, the Paseo de Recoletos and the Paseo del prado which are main routes to take to discover charming Madrid.
At the center of Plaza de Cibeles, stands a magnificent world famous fountain named after Cibele, the Roman goddess of nature. The beautiful fountain is the work of Ventura Rodriguez in 1782 and represents the goddess on a chariot pulled by two lions. Today fountain Cibeles is an iconic landmark of Madrid.
A main building on the square is the historic Cibeles Palace. The architecture is simple but charming and reflects a cathedral style. It dates back to 1909 and houses now the city hall. Another impressive building is Buenavista palace standing there from 1777 and surrounded by a french style garden. It’s the home of the Spanish army headquarters. A third stunning palace of Cibeles square is Linares palace built in 1873 and offering great views on the square.
Plaza Cibeles is a very loved place for locals and it’s there where Real Madrid football fans celebrate their trophies.