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Construction began on what is quite possibly Madrid's most amazing building in 1905 during the first years of the reign of Alfonso XIII. The definitive headquarters of the Spanish postal system, the "Casa de Correos" would move to this location from it's previous home in the Puerta del Sol where it shared a building with the "Ministerio de la Gobernación" ("Government Ministry").
The Palacio de Comunicaciones (central de correos y telégrafos, also known as "Correos") was constructed over one of the gardens inside the original Retiro Park. Completed in 1918, the architectural "wedding cake" marval of Antonio Palacios and Joaquín Otamendi is inspired in the Gothic style with a slight air of a cathedral.
Today it is the central post office of Madrid and together with the Cibeles Fountain and the Casa de América, it makes up one of the most interesting squares in the city.
As a side note, whenever the Real Madrid soccer club wins a major trophy, the victory is celebrated in the Plaza de Cibeles directly in front of the Palacio de Comunicaciones.