Plaza de Cibeles, Madrid

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Admire 18th-century architecture at one of the city’s most influential landmarks, . The white marble fountain depicts the Greek goddess of fertility on a chariot pulled by two lions and serves as an iconic symbol of the city. Take a walk around the fountain’s square to marvel at the impressive surrounding buildings including the Cybele Palace, now the site of the city hall, the Bank of Spain, and the Buenavista Palace. Head to the top floor of the Cybele Palace for a meal with views of the skyline and square below. Add Plaza de Cibeles and other attractions to your Madrid trip itinerary using our Madrid trip itinerary planning site .
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  • Yet this fresh celebration of the bicentennial of various Latin American countries, this source has 235; as for chronologically situating ourselves in what means visit old world and its "new" monuments. To embellish Madrid, Carlos III ordered to make a series of neo-classical reforms and including sources of mythological representations as is dedicated to the goddess of Earth, agriculture and fertility. The truth is that gradually it got in the heart of Madrid and in the urban myth to describe is that where the Chamber of gold from the Bank of Spain alarms set re-latch after for attempted robbery, the rooms of the room would be flooded with water from the source in a matter of seconds through a system of channels that carry water up to the vault room 35 meters deep. For its beauty, for the myth, by not missing any celebration of Real Madrid, by what you want she is always pictured. Better passing at night, which is when more shines and less traffic is suffering.
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  • I love to visit it whenever I go to Madrid, is simply beautiful, to be looking at it for several minutes. Day, night... not to be missed.
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  • Beautiful Fountain on a large roundabout. That by the rain yet sad. There are beautiful buildings on this large square.
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The Spanish capital is known for its array of distinct neighborhoods each with its own appeal. An affordable and easy-to-navigate metro system, which makes it is easy to get around Madrid gives you more flexibility in choosing where to stay. Perhaps the most popular choice is Puerta del Sol, the heart of the city center and one of the main tourist attractions with its numerous shops, affordable hotels, and restaurants. Close by is Gran Via street, one of the city's main arteries, which is also home to a number of hotels. A short walk from here is Plaza España where the city's most iconic landmarks lie, including the Royal Palace and the Teatro Royal. For somthing outside the traditional tourist areas, consider staying in La Latina or Malasaña, two bohemian neighborhoods that offer a wide range of eclectic shops, quaint cafes, and lively bars.
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