El Rapto de Europa, Madrid
El Rapto de Europa is located in Madrid. With our international travel planner, Madrid attractions like El Rapto de Europa can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
El Rapto de Europa Reviews
Una maravillosa obra de Don Fernando Botero, el rey de las curvas, una gordita subida en un toro. Ubicado en el Aeropuerto Barajas Adolfo Suárez. more »A wonderful work by Don Fernando Botero, the king of the curves, a chubby climb in a bull. Located in the Barajas Adolfo Suárez Airport.
Botero es un escultor y pintor que te gusta o no te gusta por su peculiar forma de entender el mundo. Hace ya unos veinte años hizo una magna exposición de escultura en Madrid y las autoridades le com... more »Botero is a sculptor and painter that you like or do not like for his peculiar way of understanding the world. Some twenty years Ago he made a Magna sculpture exhibition in Madrid and the authorities bought him several sculptures. One of them is this and, in my opinion, is curious.
A place a little strange and surprising (between Terminal 1 and parking), to meet this bronze sculpture of Colombian Fernando Botero. He was part of an Expo that was made in 1994 and AENA acquired it along with two others that are in Palma de Mallorca airport. I love Botero's sculptures!!! In Madrid You can see one in the Plaza de Colón ("Mujer recline") and another in La Castellana at the height of the Plaza de San Juan de la Cruz.
The statue depicts the myth of the Rapture of Europe, with the young girl, daughter of the king of Tyre, sitting on the back of a tame bull, who in fact is the God Zeus transformed to seduce her and take her to Crete. The work, carried out in 1992, by Fernando Botero was acquired by Aena and installed at the Barajas Airport in 1994. It Is One of the three that on this Greek myth has made Botero. The other two copies of the sculpture are in Chicago and Medellín.
Places to stay near El Rapto de Europa
Plan your trip to Madrid
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
View all >
View all >
Hidden gems in Madrid
View all >
Parks in Madrid
Nearby attractions in Madrid
Plans to El Rapto de Europa by other users
22 days in Spain & Nice BY A USER FROM KUWAIT August, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 16 days in Europe BY A USER FROM INDIA August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 57 days in Portugal & Spain BY A USER FROM THAILAND August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 18 days in Madrid BY A USER FROM BRAZIL January, popular sights PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 29 days in Europe BY A USER FROM CHILE August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 14 days in Spain, Porto & Toulouse BY A USER FROM SPAIN October, popular sights PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium