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. Fuente de Neptuno is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Madrid Edition.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Historical source, located on the street Paseo del Padró, is a few blocks from the fountain of Cibeles, also recommend visiting at night, lighting is special. Meeting place for the fans of Atletico Madrid.
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  • August 9, 2017
    This is the first fountain North of the Prado on the Paseo del Prado. It is beautiful and photogenic but you cannot reach it without risking your life!  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    as all the sources of the city, it is beautiful to go out there on the tour that is made by Madrid
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  • 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.
  • Beautiful fountain! The only challenge is that it is hard to take photos if it as it is in the center of the boulevard's lanes.
  • Great monument, part of Castellana night show!
  • Kind of stinky... all the fish in it were super lazy!!! 😱
  • This place has nice views and is in a good location, impressive architecture

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