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Cybele's Fountain (Fuente de la Cibeles)

Madrid, Spain (Centro)
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Ranked #39 of 512 Attractions in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Fountains
Traveler Description: One of the most important fountains in Madrid - the Fountain of Cibeles - is found in the Plaza de Cibeles where the Paseo de Recoletos meets the... more »
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Dresden, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014 via mobile

Beautifully sculpted fountain. Good photo option. But be very careful of the busy road around it. What I would like if one could go closer to it. I think the combo of the fountain in front of the Palacio de Cibeles makes it more impressive.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This is certainly an attractive fountain but there is just way too much traffic to enjoy it properly. Taking pics isn't easy either across 5 lanes of traffic. Worth a visit, but condition your expectations.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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50 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The fountain tells a number of stories which I shall not describe here. Nevertheless, it is a must to come here because of its stories!

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New York City, New York
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660 reviews 660 reviews
289 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Madrid has several fountains. This one was close to our hotel. The kids loved watching it at night. Great place to take memorable photos.

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Swanley, United Kingdom
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

In my opinion it is best to arrive here by foot and then you can see the fountain from various angles and get a nice photo. It is in an extremely busy area with constant traffic but you will see the fountain and statue quite well. She is an impressive sight - representing the goddess of nature and abundance, riding... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We went here after visiting the palace (cibeles) which is opposite. You can get great ariel views of the monument from there but there are some good opportunities on ground level too (if you can dodge the traffic!)

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Island of Malta, Malta
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34 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The fountain, regarded as a symbol of Madrid, is found in Plaza de Cybeles, surrounded by magnificent buildings. This is where Paseo de Recoletos and Paseo del Prado meet, in Bourbon Madrid. A spectacular sight at night when both the fountain and surrounding buildings are lit up.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The marble statue with the fountain dates to the eighteenth century. It's of the goddess Cybeles riding in a chariot drawn by two lions. In her hands she holds a scepter and keys to the city. The fountain/statue is in the center of a busy traffic circle. It's worth taking a look at.

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Almere, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

The Cybele's Fountian is a beautiful fountain located at Plaza de Cibeles. In the middle of the fountain there is a marble statue of Cybele, the Greek goddess of fertility and nature. She is sitting on a chariot and is holding a scepter and a key. The chariot is pulled by two lions. The statue is designed in neoclassical style... More

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Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

I was lucky because when Real Madrid won Champions league my wife and me still spent a few days in MAdrid and i enjoyed Real Madrid party and was amazing because there were so many people in Madrid street and peoplewere so nice that we enjoyed Real Madrid party like 2 or them. AMAZING

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