MADRID, SPAIN - MAY 03: Iker Casillas of Real Madrid ties a Real madrid banner around a statue in Plaza de Cibeles on May 3, 2012 in Madrid, Spain. Real Madrid are celebrating after winning the Spanish Liga title for the first time since 2008, and for the 32nd time in their history. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)
Campeones! Campeones! Oe, oe, oe! Campeones! Campeones! Oe, oe, oe! Real Madrid came to Cibeles around 7:30 pm local time Thursday evening to celebrate their 32 La Liga title.
Although it was raining at Cibeles on and off throughout the afternoon, friends and families came out to show their support for los blancos. The rain stopped when the team arrived at Cibeles, with the sun shining through to greet this record-breaking Real Madrid side.
The atmosphere was absolutely wild. While last night's celebrations were characterized by passion and raw emotion, there was a more festive and party atmosphere for this official event.
Here are the best pictures of the day, and a few videos of the celebrations after the Madrid bus left. I've posted the pictures in chronological order, which hopefully create a more accurate picture of what happened step-by-step at Cibeles.
5:30 pm at Cibeles: Supporters struggle with the off and on rain in Madrid.
Fans lined up alongside the fences surrounding Cibeles.
Children were out enjoying the festivities, showing true Madridista pride!
The Goddess before Madrid's arrival.
The sun finally came out as the streets filled up with supporters waiting for the Madrid bus to arrive.
Madridistas climbed street signs and bus stops in order to catch the best view.
Beautiful flags of both Spain and Real Madrid were on display throughout the celebration.
Illa, Illa, Illa! Juanito Maravilla!!!
The team bus finally arrives as the real party begins.
Real Madrid's bus on the first pass around the Cibeles fountain.
Pepe and Marcelo led the cheering from the team bus.
Sergio Ramos posing in front of the cameras... Luckily there was no trophy to drop this time!
Xabi Alonso celebrating his first league championship.
Arbeloa could barely stay inside the bus as the players pumped up the crowd at Cibeles.
Marcelo was one of the first players to hop off the bus and reach out to the fans.
Jose Mourinho salutes the crowd as they chant his name.
Germans Sami Khedira and Mesut Ozil enjoying their first title in Madrid.
The whole team looked in great spirits as they celebrated an impressive collective effort this season.
The captain, Iker Casillas.
Casillas, a true Madridista.
As he went around saluting the fans, Casillas kept referring to the next season as "La Decima."
Casillas tying the Real Madrid flag.
... and then the scarf.
Casillas waves to the crowd and caps off a wonderful celebration at Cibeles.
Ozil taking a video of the crowd and dancing with Pepe.
Although supposedly not the best of friends, Casillas and Cristiano Ronaldo took it all in together.
Cristiano! Cristiano! Cristiano! The Portuguese star was absolutely ecstatic about his first La Liga title.
Marcelo was one of the first players to come down to street level.
Madridistas went wild as Ronaldo flashed the Real Madrid scarf!
The players waved goodbye to a memorable evening at Cibeles.
The Spaniards kept the party going at the back of the bus... Alonso taking down a cold beer to celebrate!
After the players left, Madridistas kept the party going.
The streets filled with Madridistas. Hala Madrid!