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Cybele's Fountain (Fuente de la Cibeles)

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This impressive fountain is situated in the centre of a very busy traffic circle. In the middle of the fountain a Greek Goddess sits on a chariot pulled by two lions with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This impressive fountain is situated in the centre of a very busy traffic circle. In the middle of the fountain a Greek Goddess sits on a chariot pulled by two lions with particularly expressive facial features. Two levels of water cascade down to a flower garden that surrounds the entire fountain, which is indeed a photogenic site.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Went for a midnight stroll came across the fountain and palace, great photo opportunity for any tourist. Get some coffee/ice cream/beer and walk around the area. There are plenty of beautiful buildings nearby including Metropolis.

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Chiang Mai Province, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Just a fountain but a fantastic one at that cybeles fountain is a work of art and another of those things to visit while in Madrid don't miss out

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Don't expect much when going to Cibeles, it's a fountain at the end of the day. Much nicer to look at at Night.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This would have to be a real contender to be the symbol of Madrid. The palacio de cibeles is a beautiful work of art as is the fountain itself. Look in any direction of this plaza and as far as the eye can see and you will get nothing but breathtaking vistas of this incredible city.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

As other reviews said, this is located in a roundabout so is not really public accessible. But nevertheless it's nice from the distance. If you go to Museo del Prado you can see it from there. Please be careful, I wouldn't recommend for you to walk to it.

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Kyiv, Kyyivs'ka Oblast', Ukraine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Many of reviews are rather about square as whole. It is nice fountain, but nothing more as such. Other thing is, the fountain as a organic part of Cibeles Square architectural composition. Neither square without fountain nor opposite would be as impressive. The place is iconic but should be subject of another review

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

The fountain is very impressive but you're taking your life in your hands trying to get close!! We didn't even attempt it- bought a post card instead!! But definitely worth walking past.

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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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