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  • Address: Plaza Cibeles, 28014 Madrid, Spain

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Cybele's Fountain (Fuente de la Cibeles)

Madrid’s most memorable statue is Cybele’s Fountain, or Fuente de la Cibeles, depicting the Greek goddess of fertility, Cybele, being pulled by two lions on a chariot. Designed by architect Ventura Rodriguez for King Carlos III in 1782, the white marble monument stands encircled by water in the center of the historic Plaza de Cibeles.

Once providing water to local residents, the fountain is now merely decorative, doubling up as a popular meeting point for locals. Real Madrid’s football fans, in particular, have adopted the spot for post-game celebrations. Its job as a water source might be redundant but Cybele’s Fountain is still one of the most prominent symbols of Madrid and if you look closely, you’ll see the 8-meter-tall goddess not only holds a scepter but also a set of keys – said to be the keys to the city. Perhaps most aesthetically pleasing is the fountain’s striking surroundings – a backdrop that includes the 18th century Palacio de Buenavista, the 19th century Palacio de Linares, the grand Bank of Spain and the exquisite Palacio de Comunicaciones (the City Hall).

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Madrid Panoramic Tour with Museo del Prado, Madrid, null
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Madrid Panoramic Tour with Museo del Prado

4.5 star rating: Recommended 6 Reviews

Embark on a 2 1/2 hour sightseeing bus tour of Madrid and discover the most important buildings, avenues and squares, ending with an entrance to the world´s ...  Read more

Location: Madrid, Spain
Duration: Flexible

From USD $42.56
Madrid Panoramic Tour with Royal Palace Entrance Ticket, Madrid, City Tours
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Madrid Panoramic Tour with Royal Palace Entrance Ticket

4 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

Embark on a sightseeing bus tour of Madrid and discover the most important buildings, avenues and squares with a brief stop at the Hard Rock Café for a ...  Read more

Location: Madrid, Spain
Duration: Flexible

From USD $43.66
Madrid Panoramic Tour with Entrance Ticket to Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid, City Tours
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Madrid Panoramic Tour with Entrance Ticket to Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum

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Embark on a sightseeing bus tour of Madrid and discover the most important buildings, avenues and squares with a brief stop at the Hard Rock Café for a ...  Read more

Location: Madrid, Spain
Duration: Flexible

From USD $37.11
Madrid Panoramic Tour with Museo Reina Sofia Entrance Ticket, Madrid, City Tours
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Madrid Panoramic Tour with Museo Reina Sofia Entrance Ticket

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Embark on a sightseeing bus tour of Madrid and discover the most important buildings, avenues and squares with a brief stop at the Hard Rock Café for a ...  Read more

Location: Madrid, Spain
Duration: Flexible

From USD $33.83
Madrid Guided Panoramic Tour with Wax Museum, Madrid, City Tours
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Madrid Guided Panoramic Tour with Wax Museum

Take a 2 1/2 hour sightseeing bus tour of Madrid and discover the most important buildings, avenues and squares, ending with an entrance to the Wax Museum. You ...  Read more

Location: Madrid, Spain
Duration: Flexible

From USD $44.75
Private Guided Half Day City Tour in Madrid with Private Vehicle and Chauffeur, Madrid, City Tours
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Private Guided Half Day City Tour in Madrid with Private Vehicle and Chauffeur

Take this opportunity to enjoy a great Madrid experience during this 4 hour private tour of the city with your own private guide and private luxury vehicle ...  Read more

Location: Madrid, Spain
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $136.43
Panoramic Madrid Sightseeing Tour, Madrid, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Panoramic Madrid Sightseeing Tour

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 117 Reviews

Explore the Madrid’s top sights on this 2.5-hour sightseeing tour. Traveling by air-conditioned coach, admire showstopper attractions such as the Royal ...  Read more

Location: Madrid, Spain
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $29.47
Madrid Sightseeing City Bus Tour with Optional Skip-the-Line Art Museums, Madrid, Bus & Minivan ... 
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Madrid Sightseeing City Bus Tour with Optional Skip-the-Line Art Museums

3 star rating: Worth doing 1 Review

This far-reaching two and a half hour long bus tour will help you get familiar with Madrid. You will visit the most important avenues, squares buildings, learn ...  Read more

Location: Madrid, Spain
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $30.56
Madrid Panoramic City Tour and Cable Car Ride, Madrid, Bus & Minivan Tours
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Madrid Panoramic City Tour and Cable Car Ride

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 4 Reviews

Enjoy spectacular views of Spain's capital in this panoramic city tour and cable car ride of Madrid. This 2.5-hour tour begins with a pickup from a centrally ...  Read more

Location: Madrid, Spain
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $33.83
Madrid by Bus Sightseeing Tour, Madrid, City Tours
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Madrid by Bus Sightseeing Tour

See the main sights of Madrid from a double-decker bus. Enjoy views of main attractions such as the Royal Habsburgs, and Bourbons quarters,  their ...  Read more

Location: Madrid, Spain
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $17.46

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