Madrid has unique buildings for its architecture, of different and consecrated styles and that are great references of the architectural beauty of another time and of the present. Walking the streets of the capital, at sunset and being able to see the most varied architecture, is one of the great pleasures that we can enjoy this summer.

Today on the blog we want to talk about some of the most emblematic buildings in Madrid. The Spanish capital has several unique buildings, of different styles and that are great references of architectural beauty of another time and today. In addition, from time to time they open their doors to discover their most hidden secrets. In short, walking through the different and distinguished streets of Madrid is to enjoy a true artistic combination based on different architectural styles.

A great option, if you want to discover the architecture of Madrid, is to stay in one of the Luxury Rentals Madrid apartments. They are located in the best areas, very well located to enjoy the architectural charms of the city.

Four Towers

The Four Towers of Madrid (Torre Cepsa, Torre PwC, Torre de Cristal and Torre Espacio), currently under construction the fifth, Torre Caleido, are located on the Paseo de la Castellana, in the former Ciudad Deportiva del Real Madrid and represent the most modern part of the capital.

These four skyscrapers constitute a business park, housing mostly offices, a luxury hotel and a large garden.

White Towers

Torres Blancas is a great example of Madrid's modern architecture of the 1960s. Designed by Francisco Javier Sáenz de Oiza, it was completed in 1969, being one of the most complex and innovative concrete structures of the time.

Twenty-one floors destined for housing. On the top floors you can find an exhibition and conference hall, a cafeteria, commercial spaces and a swimming pool on the roof. 

Cibeles Palace

The Palacio de Cibeles, formerly known as the Palace of Communications, is located in the Castellana, behind the back of the Goddess Cybele (hence its current name). It was built with the intention of housing the postal service, until 2017 when it became the main headquarters of the Madrid City Hall.

As a whole, the Palacio de Cibeles manifests the influences of the monumentality of American architecture, the volumetric compositions of French architecture and reminiscences of Spanish medieval architecture in the decorative details and the treatment of stone.

It is an obligatory stop for all those who come to Madrid!  

Metropolis Building

It was built between 1907 and 1911.  Rarely have we not seen a photo of it.  Perhaps it is one of the most photographed buildings in Madrid because of its location, on the corner between Alcalá and Gran Vía streets, its careful details and its architecture. The most characteristic feature is its mixture of styles and its circular tower crowned by a slate dome where the statue of the Winged Victory stands out, which was formerly a Phoenix, symbol of the insurance company that initially occupied the property.