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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 GPS-Guided GoCar Tour, Madrid, null

Madrid GPS-Guided GoCar Tour

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 11 Reviews

See the best of the Spanish capital on an independent GoCar tour of Madrid! Simple, fun and easy to drive, GoCars are fitted with GPS navigation systems for ...  Read more

Location: Madrid, Spain
Duration: Varies depending on selected tour grade

From USD $20.13
Small-Group Madrid Running Tour, Madrid, Self-guided Tours & Rentals

Small-Group Madrid Running Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Exercise and see the sights of Madrid on a small-group running tour, led by a local fitness-expert guide! The 1.5-hour workout is set at the pace of the ...  Read more

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

From USD $28.75

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