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Fuente de Cibeles

Fuente de Cibeles
  • Route 1: Historical Madrid
  • Extended Route 2: Modern Madrid
  • Route 2: Modern Madrid
  • Extended Route 1: Historical Madrid

The Fuente de Cibeles, created in 1782 and situated in its current location since 1895, has ended up lending its name to one of the most emblematic squares of Madrid. It has also become a symbol of the capital. The Fountain depicts the Roman goddess of the same name (Cybele in English), symbol of the Earth, agriculture, and fertility, atop a chariot drawn by lions. These lions represent the mythological characters Hippomenes and Atalanta.