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Plaza de Cibeles, Madrid

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Visit , named for the neoclassical fountain of Ceres (or Cybele) riding in a chariot pulled by two lions. As the square is a focal point for modern architecture, look for the four large palaces on each corner--the Bank of Spain, the Palacio de Buenavista, the Palacio de Linares and the Palacio de Cibeles. The fountain is very busy with foot traffic, cars going to the city center, and Real Madrid fans celebrating the victories of their team. Plan your visit to Plaza de Cibeles and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Madrid family vacation planner.
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  • Not a place you can really go walk around. It's at a traffic circle.... The fount is beautiful but could not see it up close.  more »
  • The traffic circle around the Goddess Cybele (Cibeles) is the location when Teal Madrid supporters gather after matches when they win trophies. I have heard estimates of upwards to 200,000 people cele...  more »
  • The plaza is the area where the beautiful palace and the iconic fountain can be found. It is also the traditional spot where the Real Madrid football fans meet after all major wins.  more »

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