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Cybele's Fountain (Fuente de la Cibeles)

Madrid, Spain (Centro)
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Ranked #34 of 456 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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Swanley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

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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Malaga, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

The Fuente de la Cibeles has a terrific design. The designer was Ventura Rodríguez, a wonderful architect of the 18th century. The design shows the goddess Cybele on a chariot pulled by two lions. Francisco Gutierrez designed the goddess and the chariot, while Roberto Michel designed the lions. Every time I stay in Madrid I pass this beautiful monument many... More

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Harrisonburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

One of my favorite things I saw while in Madrid. I was on a guided tour of the city when I saw it for the first time. The history and tradition that surrounds the fountain is wonderful!

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