Fuente de Neptuno, Madrid

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Fuente de Neptuno is an iconic marble fountain representing Neptune, god of the sea, holding a trident and coiled snake. Walk around the fountain and view the water spouting from the dolphins and other sea animals pulling his chariot, and appreciate the architecture and culture surrounding the sculpture. Finished in 1786, this statue has been used for several political demonstrations, and is also where the victories of Atlético de Madrid Football Club are celebrated. Tip: You don’t need to worry about catching the statue before sunset; some visitors even prefer the lighting of the fountain after dark. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Madrid holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Fuente de Neptuno and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Very impressive. Illuminated at night it looks very good and impressive. Unfortunately always the cars get in the way of a photo  more »
  • For connoisseurs of after Las Cibeles Madrid, it is one of the best sources in this city, both located in the Paseo del Prado, walk in this town. The source is of neoclassic style and is located in the present-day plaza de Cánovas del Castillo
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  • Walking through the meadow area we find this source very close we'll see also the famous Cibeles fountain
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  • The Neptune Fountain is where Atlético Madrid, football club based in Madrid, celebrates its victories, like the Cibeles Fountain is the traditional celebration spot for the Real Madrid team.
  • Beautiful location. Starbucks at the location is ideal. Sit outside with your coffee and enjoy the view. Many more cafes around.
  • Beautiful place, so there, you could not take a picture very near. Since 1784
  • Nice place to see and take a pictures. At Madrid soccer team celebrate awards in this fountain
  • Another one of those stunning fountains in the center of a large roundabout. Like the others you cannot go near it and there does not seem to be any informational plaques but you can get some nice pictures from across the street. It is annoying to walk around as the lights are clearly not set to make it easy for pedestrians, but still a great sight.

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