Saturday, 14 January 2017

Panoramic View from Círculo de Bellas Artes Rooftop Terrace, Madrid

There're several places with some altitudes to gain a good panorama of the Madrid city's skyline. Círculo de Bellas Artes is one of these places.

Círculo de Bellas Artes, Madrid, Spain Círculo de Bellas Artes, Madrid, Spain

Lobby, Círculo de Bellas Artes, Madrid, Spain
Círculo de Bellas Artes lobby

This rooftop terrace locates right at the intersection of the 2 well known high streets of Madrid: Calle de Alcala and Calle Gran Via.

Eastern panorama from Círculo de Bellas Artes, Madrid, Spain
View towards East with City Hall (aka Cybele Palace) dominates the city's skyline.
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Cybele Palace, viewed  from Círculo de Bellas Artes, Madrid, Spain
Town Hall (Cybele Palace)


Goddess Athena statue, Cybele Palace, Círculo de Bellas Artes, Madrid, Spain
Goddess Athena shield with Gorgon, Cybele Palace, Círculo de Bellas Artes, Madrid, Spain
Left:  Athena the Greek goddess with spear and shield.
Top:  The Gorgon's head on Athena's shield

Goddess Athena statue, Cybele Palace, Círculo de Bellas Artes, Madrid, Spain
Athena is the Greek goddess of Wisdom and War. Clearly, the spear and shield represent
the warring aspect while the owl symbolizes knowledge. The lightning looking thing
could be a stylized snake, which also associates with her.


Northern panorama from Círculo de Bellas Artes, Madrid, Spain
Northward view showing where Calle Gran Via branches off Calle de Alcal.
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Dome of Metropolis, viewed from Círculo de Bellas Artes, Madrid, Spain
Metropolis is one of the most handsome buildings here with a nicely contrasting black dome on a white building, locating prominently right at the intersection of Calle Gran Via and Calle de Alcala

Dome of Metropolis, viewed from Círculo de Bellas Artes, Madrid, Spain
While the dome looks small in the grand scheme of things, can you spot the guy just on the left of the dome?
The dome doesn't look so small now, isn't it?

Quadriga, viewed from Círculo de Bellas Artes, Madrid, Spain
Vista to the West, one can see the pair of dramatic quadriga soaring above the skyline

Just from memory, i think it cost €4 to get up to the rooftop terrace. It was well worth the money. There's a restaurant bar where you could just chill and enjoy the views with a couple of coldies.




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