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Plaza de Cibeles, Madrid

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Fountain Tourist Spot
Admire 18th-century architecture at one of the city’s most influential landmarks, . The white marble fountain depicts the Greek goddess of fertility on a chariot pulled by two lions and serves as an iconic symbol of the city. Take a walk around the fountain’s square to marvel at the impressive surrounding buildings including the Cybele Palace, now the site of the city hall, the Bank of Spain, and the Buenavista Palace. Head to the top floor of the Cybele Palace for a meal with views of the skyline and square below. Make Plaza de Cibeles a centerpiece of your Madrid vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Madrid trip generator.
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  • Far more than a fountain! Just down the street from world-class El Prado Museum (appropriately) this fountain in the middle of a roundabout features statuary of lions and significant Spanish monarchs....  more »
  • Being a well known meeting place for the football fans and in front of a beautiful palace, you cannot miss the fountain, but you might disregard its true beauty. As most of the architecture in Madrid,...  more »
  • It is an amazing statue built in 1777 to represent the goddess of Mother Earth by Venture Rodreguez. The two lions are the work of Roberto Michel. It sits in the centre of a busy area and not accessib...  more »