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Cybele's Fountain (Fuente de la Cibeles)

Madrid, Spain (Centro)
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Ranked #38 of 468 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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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

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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New York City, New York
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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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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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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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Malaga, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

The Fountain of Cybeles is one of the most beautiful fountains in Madrid and the person who designed it was Ventura Rodriguez. The design shows the Roman goddess Cybele on top of a chariot drawn by a pair of lions. The fountain is quite dramatic.

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Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

This fountain is so lovely scuplted. The history and tradition that surrounds it make it worth visiting. Lovely at night when it's all lit up.

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