Fuente de Neptuno is an iconic marble fountain representing Neptune, god of the sea, holding a trident and coiled snake. Walk around the fountain and view the water spouting from the dolphins and other sea animals pulling his chariot, and appreciate the architecture and culture surrounding the sculpture. Finished in 1786, this statue has been used for several political demonstrations, and is also where the victories of Atlético de Madrid Football Club are celebrated. Tip: You don’t need to worry about catching the statue before sunset; some visitors even prefer the lighting of the fountain after dark. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Madrid holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Fuente de Neptuno and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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Fuente de Neptuno Reviews
The fountain is very beautiful and grand. It is in the middle of a busy roundabout. The place where Athelico Madrid football club celebrates their victory. more »
It occupies the centre of the Plaza de Cánovas del Castillo, at the beginning of the Paseo del Prado. This is one of the most beautiful marble fountains of Madrid, representing a shell-shaped... more »
Wonderful fountain. It locates in a very popular place. No way to miss it.
This is a main place. If you came here you could walk the area. There are museums and good restaurants. Also on summer in in the parks there are activities. Anyway this place is a good stop to take a photo and keep going traveling.
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