Fuente de Neptuno
Neptuno is one of the most beautiful and majestic fountains of Madrid. A carriage in the form of a shell emerges from a rocky base and is pulled by two hippocampi, symbol of storms and agitated sea. With the fountain of Apolo and that of Cibeles, it formed part of the decoration for the 'Salón del Prado' exhibition, a project of Charles the Third. The Plaza de Neptuno occupies a central spot in the Paseo del Prado, where the Palace and the Ritz -two of Madrid's most historic hotels- are situated.