Neptune's Fountain stands in green and peaceful Plaza Cánovas del Castillo, a totally different atmosphere from the ... More
Fuente de Neptuno
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 of his continuous quest to beautify the city. You'll find two upmarket hotels in the same square - Ritz and Palace - as well as the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza. Atletico de Madrid soccer fans meet here to celebrate their team's victories with rowdy high spirits.
Madrid's Italian church celebrates mass in Italian if a large enough group of native speakers requests it. The building has
a perfectly preserved 12th century mudejar tower with lobe and horseshoe arches that was the minaret of a mosque ...
The interior contains some outstanding artwork, including an altarpiece by Sebastián Herrera and paintings by Claudio Coello, Herrera, and Ricci.
The decor is baroque, there are numerous side chapels, barrel vaulting, and a huge dome. The façade features large ...
Built of granite, glass and metal, the angle at which these towers lean is simply spectacular. They're 27 stories high
and a shining example of how dynamic and modern Madrid has become. Their official name is Puerta de Europa ...