This is another majestic work of art commissioned by King Carlos III to ennoble the city. This time his architects chose to ... More
This is 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 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.
The Biblioteca Nacional (National Library) is the head of the Spanish Library System, responsible for identifying, preserving, conserving, and disseminating
information about Spain's heritage and culture.
Enjoy a little peace and natural beauty in this little garden full of trees, statues, and fountains. It's located alongside
the north wing of the Palacio Real (Royal Palace) where the stables used to be. It's usually quiet in ...
Considered an important landmark from Madrid's rich art history, the Museo Nacional del Prado exhibits paintings by Goya, Velázquez, Murillo,
Zurbarán, El Greco, Ribera, Titian, Boticelli, Tintoretto, El Bosco, Rubens, Van Dyck, Poussin and Durer. Carlos III commissioned Juan ...