Another majestic work of art commissioned by King Carlos III to ennoble the city. This time his architects chose to create an ... More
Another majestic work of art commissioned by King Carlos III to ennoble the city. This time his architects chose to create an image in white stone of the goddess Cibeles (La Fuente de Cibeles) driving a carriage drawn by lions. Ventura Rodríguez came up with the design while Roberto Michel and Francisco Gutierrez carried out the work. It's surrounded by some of the city's most important historic buildings and it has become a favorite symbolic landmark for madrileños. The fans of Real Madrid football club gather here to celebrate their team's victories.
It's surprising to find such a quiet spot in Madrid. This square doesn't seem to have been affected by the
passage of time and it's easy to imagine yourself in a by gone era. It's surrounded by 15th to ...
The Tryp Cibeles is located within walking distance of the Plaza Mayor and approximately 10 miles from Barajas Airport. The
hotel is also within walking distance of Puerta del Sol, Royal Palace, Prado, Reina Sofia, and Thyssen Museum. Hotel ...
This popular square was the scene of glorious historical events during the War of Independence against France in the early
19th Century. The central arch was the entrance to the Monteleón barracks where the city's defenders rose to arms. ...
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