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Fuente de la Alcachofa Madrid, Madrid

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  • The only reason I noticed this 1781 Baroque fountain in Buen Retiro Park was because it stood in my way and I had to detour to the left. After two days of walking around Madrid and looking at many mag...  more »
  • The Fuente de la Alcachofa Madrid lies at the southwestern end of the Lake on a crossroads in the heart of the Retiro Park. Originally was the fountain from the Atocha train station and "welcomed" the travelers. Due to already increasing traffic, the fountain was implemented then in 1880 to the present place. The work of granite and white stone is a typical child of the Baroque. The fountain is crowned an unusual white by an artichoke, the man said to have healing properties. In the summer, the fountain is certainly a magnet for all children. He stood some leave at the time of our visit.
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  • In the Park, I think, you are sure to come, then, and you will see most of his attractions and holiday destinations. Fountain of the artichoke is one of such places. Not very big, but all classic I would say. In the middle column with bowls, which hold the top of the angels, and below the ancient figure. Despite visiting during winter, the fountain was working. Next to the fountain, many beautiful flowerbeds. Don't be surprised if in the summer, when the heat in up to 40-45 degree climbs, it will happily bathed the kids.
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  • Beautoful fountain in the middle of retiro park
  • The source of the artichoke is a monumental fountain in Madrid, raised in the last third of the 18th century and installed in front of the old gate of Vallecas, where it passed in 1880 to the gardens of the Buen Retiro. There is also a replica in bronze that was placed at the glorieta de Atocha (Plaza Emperador Carlos V) in 1986 in Madrid
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  • Muito bonito! Vá se estiver disposto a caminhar muito!
  • Very nice
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  • Very nice font, but there are so many people that it is difficult to make good photos
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