Estatua La Mariblanca, Madrid

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The statues known as Mariblanca are female figures of uncertain origin which may relate to the fertility goddesses Venus or Fortuna.


The name, which is common in Spanish relates to a statue which was purchased in the year 1625 by a Florentine merchant Ludovico Turchi as a gift to crown the lost Fountain of Faith in Madrid.
It is now the only element that remains of this monumental fountain, which was located on the church of Good Faith, which formerly stood in the Puerta del Sol.


There are now a number of copies and similar statues also known as Mariblanca. The origin of which is uncertain, but may relate to a religious anxiety related to idolatry or pagan representations of purity, fertility and grace other than those associated with the Virgin Mary.


Mariblanca also serves as a female Christian name.
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  • This is the historical white statue of a Greek goddess with a child in Puerta Del Sol and you won’t miss it. It is rather huge and stands out. The statue looks classical and a good photo spot.  more »
  • The statue, in the corner of the square, is a replica of the original that came from Florence in 1625. Because of its location, the constant activity in the square and the more famous monuments, La...  more »
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  • A small white statue known as Mariblanca is of a female figure, which a young child, who is standing on a dolphin. The usual hints that help to identify the figures are conspicuously missing, so it could just a representative female figure. As others have mentioned, had I not been looking for it, I'd not have noticed it.
  • Beautiful and historic Madrid statue. A gift come from Italy and has suffered the abuse of hooligans. I Think the Sun is a copy of the original that was on the other side of the square on a source that no longer exists today. The locals used to visit her to drink their waters.
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