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Where in Spain Wednesday – Madrid’s Palacio de Comunicaciones

Hello everybody! For this week’s photo post, I have one of my favorite pictures of Madrid of the Palacio de Comunicaciones.


I’ve been to Madrid a couple of times, and it’s a really incredible city. It’s got a completely different feel than Barcelona, and it’s always fun to be in a country’s capital city.

This amazing building is the Palacio de Comunicaciones (The Palace of Communications), which is also called the Palacio de Cibeles. Either way, it’s a pretty stunning building! At first, I thought it must be a royal residence or something really fancy, but according to it’s just the City Hall. It was originally home to the HQ of the postal service.

The Palacio is at the top of a wide tree-lined street filled with some of the world’s best museums – the Paseo del Prado. If you get a chance to go to Madrid, I definitely recommend having a stroll down this street. Even if you don’t go into any of the museums, it’s a pretty walk with plenty of beautiful buildings to see, like the Palacio.



9 thoughts on “Where in Spain Wednesday – Madrid’s Palacio de Comunicaciones

  1. what a fabulous photo!! that building brings back memories for me of my junior year in college when I would go to the post office. and I went there 2 years ago and had complete culture shock because, alas, it didn’t look like it did 30+ years ago 😦 heavy sigh….It was still being renovated in 2010 and we went thru kind of a maze to get to the post office. yea, we likely could have mailed our postcards from our hotel but I just had to see the “old” building. ah….and you’re right, the Paseo del Prado is a very nice stroll.

  2. I love that place, it is so beautiful. You can go up to the rooftop and have a fabulous view over Madrid and it costs only 2 €. They also have a cafe, various exhibits and free wi-fi. I’ve been there last September, it’s really worth going inside. Will post my pictures as soon as I find the time.

  3. This place is great! They have finished renovations. It is free to the public and the inside is an art gallery known as Centro Centro. The views of Gran Via are amazing, definitely recommended for any visitor to Madrid.

  4. I absolutely love this building. When I’m tour guiding in Madrid, we drive past and I say on the way, “I’m going to point out a really nice post office to you”. Nobody is expecting this!

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