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.
You might wonder why a city like Madrid, which couldn't be further from the sea, has a lighthouse. This huge,
circular, glass fronted deck on top of a 92 meter high steel column is really just an elaborate viewing ...
Made of steel and glass, this fine old railway station building was designed by the Basque architect Ricardo Velázquez Bosco,
who was also responsible for the Palacio de Cristal in Retiro Park. It has been stylishly converted into tropical ...
The most prominent feature of the popular Plaza de Espana is the monument dedicated to Spain's most famous writer, Miguel
de Cervantes, that depicts his two principal characters Don Quijote and Sancho Panza. At Christmas time, the area towards ...
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