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. Make Plaza de Cibeles a centerpiece of your Madrid vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Madrid trip generator.
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  • August 19, 2017
    The fountain is located at a crossroads was installed in 1700 and is rich in history. It's called Cybele because is the goddess of fertility, agriculture and Earth. Very nice to see recommended
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  • August 19, 2017
    If you are a fan of the Madrid like me, you have to visit the site where the Madrid celebrates its titles, very picturesque place in the very heart of the Spanish capital, if you are visiting and the Madrid celebrated a title be sure to visit and enjoy the impressive celebrations that are dedicated to the goddess Cibeles and the greatest football team of all-time Real Madrid
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  • August 16, 2017
    I love it, it brings back memories of my childhood. It is impressive. I hope, very soon, back to admire it. Try going to the hours of less traffic to view it with perspective.
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