The Plaza de Cibeles in Madrid

The Plaza de Cibeles is one of the mandatory visits if you are going to visit Madrid as it is one of the city’s landmarks and symbols, as well as an icon and goddess of all Real Madrid fans, one of the teams from city ​​football. It is between Paseo del Prado and Calle Alcalá, in the heart of the city and with many accesses through different means of transport. In this square there is not only the famous fountain but there is also the Palacio de Comunicaciones, the Palacio de Linares and the Bank of Spain. A very busy area that sees countless cars and people circulate daily.

It is considered one of the most beautiful squares in the city and was formerly known as the Plaza de Madrid , until King Carlos III had the fountain built in 1777, although its original location was in front of the Buenavista Palace in Recoletos, very close from where he is now. By looking for a defect in the square, it can be said that the excessive traffic in the area is a bit annoying, since when taking a photo you can spend a lot of time if you want to wait for the cars to be cleared, something that You will only get thanks to the traffic lights or because it is a holiday.

When you go to see the Plaza de Cibeles you can also go to discover other places of interest in Madrid that are very close, such as the famous Puerta de Alcalá or the Retiro Park, where you can spend a lot of hours walking through its infinite gardens or in a boat on the central lake. If you also have the opportunity to spend the night in the area, I recommend it, since the square and the fountain are illuminated and it is very beautiful, you also have several places to eat nearby, so you have no excuse!