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Cybele's Fountain (Fuente de la Cibeles)

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Beautiful Fountain

Fountain is located in roundabout across from Prado Museum. Iconic and beautiful and definitely worth visiting and taking some photos. Traffic is bad and I had no idea how to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Fountain is located in roundabout across from Prado Museum. Iconic and beautiful and definitely worth visiting and taking some photos. Traffic is bad and I had no idea how to cross the multiple lanes of non stop traffic to get to the front. However the best photos are from far away anyways. I cooled off at Starbucks and then crossed... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

I think the Cybele's fountain has increased its worldwide reputation not to be a work of art of precious beauty, but rather to be the exact place where thousands of Real Madrid soccer fans gather to celebrate the victories of the prestigious football team. It's right here in the middle of the square in front of this gigantic fountain eponymous... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Ventura Rodriguez was the architect who designed the Fountain of Cybeles and this is one of the most beautiful fountains in Madrid. The dramatic design shows the Roman goddess Cybele on top of a chariot drawn by a pair of lions. The plaza where the fountain sits is where the Real Madrid Futbol Team goes to celebrate their victories.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

At night the palace just twinkles ! Still worth viewing during the day. Fountain and surrounds make the area a lovely area to wander.

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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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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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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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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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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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