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“Beautiful Fountains”
Review of Neptune's Fountain

Neptune's Fountain
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Malaga, Spain
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“Beautiful Fountains”
Reviewed April 25, 2012

The King's Fountain is located at the Calle del Rio and is the emblematic National Monument of Priego. It was began in the 16th century, rebuilt several times after the 16th century and finally completed in 1803 with a Baroque design by Remigio del Marmol. There are three ponds on different levels, containing 139 water spouts that emerge from the faces of stone gargoyles. The first level has the figure of a lion battling a serpent, created by Alvarez Cubero, a neo-classical sculptor. The second level has the figures of Neptune with his wife Amphtitrite, riding on a chariot pulled by horses. The third basin contains the mouth of Clero where the water disappears. Clero is a humorous reference to the clergy who funded the monument.

Visited August 2011
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“A beautiful peaceful watery place.”
Reviewed March 20, 2012

Very calm and peaceful - Spectacular 16th century fountain. Even in March withouth the leaves on the tress, it is a wonderful place to just sit and relax. Just beyond the square you can walk to the Ermita del Cavario from where there are great views of the town.

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