City Hall - Madrid
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The current City Hall of Madrid is the Communications Palace ("Palacio de las Comunicaciones" in spanish). It is a magnificent building situated along the south side of the Cibeles Square. In 2007 the building was transformed into the new home of Madrid's city council.
Even though Madrid's city hall looks like a high-gothic cathedral, it was originally built in the early 20th century as the main office of the Spanish postal service, hence its name Communications Palace. It continued to serve that purpose for about a century until November 2007 when it took over the function of city hall from the much less impressive "Casa de la Villa" at the Plaza de la Villa Square.
Its architecture is a combination of the gothic style with neoclassical elements. The building's facade is elaborately decorated with cartouches and pilasters. Long pinnacles adorn the top of the towers, the tallest of which reaches a height of about 40 meter.
It is indeed a beautiful building to view and photograph.
October 7th, 2019
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