Cibeles Palace (City Council of Madrid)
The former Communication Palace is a monumental building that has been the seat of Madrid City Council since 2007. Designed and built by Antonio Palacios and Joaquín Otamendi as the headquarters for the Spanish Post Office, it was opened in 1909. In 1993, it was declared a Building of Cultural Interest in the Monument category.
The building represents the union of tradition and modernity. Built out of stone, iron and glass, the Cibeles Palace stands on a plot that used to be the former gardens of Buen Retiro.