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.
Sun Gate (Puerta del Sol) is the most popular and commercial area in the old town. Five hundred years ago
it was just another city gate with an image of the sun drawn on it, hence its name. Nowadays, ...
Neptune's Fountain stands in green and peaceful Plaza Cánovas del Castillo, a totally different atmosphere from the hurly burly surrounding
its sister fountain, Cibeles, up the road. Carlos III had it built by Ventura Rodríguez in 1780 as part ...
The best location of Madrid just 5 minutes walk to Gran Via , Sol or Cibeles in the middle of
two famous ambient neighborhoods , Chueca and Chamberi (center of city) , excellent views from the property to Alonso ...
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