Fountains in Madrid

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Fountains in Madrid

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  • Allan C
    Ipswich, UK533 contributions
    Very impressive statue of a female figure in a chariot within a fountain in the middle of the Plaza de Cibeles. You will have to go early or late to be confident of getting a good shoot unobscured by a vehicle but therearea number of good postcards available. Best with a background of the palacio.
    Written 2 May 2022
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  • Ogi0
    Sofia, Bulgaria18,999 contributions
    A beautiful fountain, remains from the Bourbon period in Madrid. It is located between the Prado and the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum. It is located in the middle of a very busy crossroads, without pedestrian access.
    Written 12 May 2021
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  • Mairwen1
    United Kingdom6,988 contributions
    This is an intriguing sculpture, mainly because it’s the only one in the world to make the devil its main subject. It might have lost the power to shock now but it was extremely controversial when it was designed in 1878. It remained controversial for many years. Feelings ran high and at one time, there was a plan to erect a statue nearby of the Virgin Mary, to counteract or neutralise the effect of this monument.

    No one is really sure why Bellver, the sculptor, chose the devil as his subject. It definitely wasn’t some sort of devil worship and it wasn't a tribute to Satan. Instead it seems that he was inspired by John Milton’s famous Paradise Lost and the story of the devil being expelled from the Garden of Eden.

    The sculpture shows the moment when he has been thrown out of Paradise. Beaten and banished, he falls backwards, reeling from the shock. His wings are outstretched one arm is thrown up, defensively to his head and his mouth is open in a soundless scream. Has he just been struck down by God? Has he just landed in hell?

    Snakes wrap themselves about his legs and arm and at the base, a series of demon heads hold serpents, snakes and lizards in their claws.
    Written 10 December 2020
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  • macedonboy
    Glasgow, UK160,517 contributions
    This fountain stands in tribute to Juan de Villanueva, a 18th century Spanish architect best known for his Neoclassical designs. His body of works include Plaza Mayor, the Royal Botanical Gardena and the Astronomical Observatory to name but three, all of which are in Madrid.

    Like his body of works, the fountain is designed int he Neo-classical style especially in the central column that features a structure like a Monopteros circular colonnade.
    Written 5 August 2019
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  • Andromeda
    10 contributions
    If you are in the neighbourhood or visiting the Museo de Historia de Madrid, I would recommend setting aside 5-10 minutes and visit the fountain. It is not hard to find, as it is in the courtyard of the Museo de Historia de Madrid.
    Written 21 October 2019
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  • Dimitris L
    Sydney, Australia41,191 contributions
    Fuente de Orfeo is not a huge fountain, quite the contrary, it is much smaller than people might expect. But size does not matter in this case. It is quite a lovely sight, with a statue in the middle. It is located in the small Plaza Provincia, between two streets, one of which is Plaza Mayor. It is opposite the Palacio de Santa Cruz, a beautiful baroque building that is home to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Worth a visit if you are in the vicinity.
    Written 24 July 2019
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  • Neil K
    Liverpool, UK612,345 contributions
    My twin brother Stephen and I were pub and bar hopping down the wonderful Calle De La Huertas and the streets leading off from this famous street, we walked down and onto Plaza Plateria De Martinez were we sat outside a bar enjoying a beer and this beautiful fountain looked so cooling.
    Designed by Heliodoro Martin Artola it's a beautiful fountain ,the face from which the water spoats is of the goddess Flora ,makes for some great photographic opportunities and adds to the joy of visiting this lively plaza.
    Easy to locate on Plaza Plateria De Martinez, well worth checking out if your in the area.
    Written 16 September 2019
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