Monuments/ Statues in Madrid

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Monuments & Statues in Madrid

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  • Lia H
    Bogota, Colombia1,019 contributions
    Quick stop with lots to see and admire. Go during the day, and don't miss it at night. There is something simple and magical about being there... Great to walk around!
    Written 30 June 2022
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  • Aarushi G
    13 contributions
    While walking through Retiro Park, the Puerta de Alcala is worth seeing. It is majestic and a beautiful structure, and only the Royal Family can physically go through it. It is a great photo spot and worth seeing as this gate is rich in history and is one of the main gates to the city of Madrid.
    Written 6 July 2022
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  • Courtney
    Anchorage, AK256 contributions
    The statute is quite interesting and fairly easy to locate inside the Rentro park. Lots of people out rowing boats and just really good scenery
    Written 4 September 2022
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  • Mairwen1
    United Kingdom7,043 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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  • Vladimiramirela
    Mississauga, Canada1,872 contributions
    The famous Cervantes monument was partly covered by a green tarpaulin, protected from the works going on in the plaza surrounding it. We could still appreciate its importance and grandeur, however, I hope the modernization of the place will be completed soon.
    Written 21 January 2020
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  • Scotty102
    Innerleithen, UK619 contributions
    Large city gate, right outside of the hotel. As others have mentioned, far fewer tourists at this gate. Lit up at night.
    Written 19 June 2022
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  • Allan C
    Ipswich, UK545 contributions
    Not easy to get a good view of this as to see it close you are either passing at some speed or negotiating a tricky roundabout. However if you can it is worth a look, not least because the plinth is as attractive and informative as the statue itself. It might be worth using the sidewalk to the Plaza da Colon and taking a telephoto shot if you have the equipment.
    Written 25 April 2022
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  • Simba
    103 contributions
    It´s good to see the extrover sometimes. The good thibngf is that it is well maintained and not covered in graffitti
    Written 23 July 2019
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  • Jydeoo
    Lagos, Nigeria2,250 contributions
    This monument is encircled by a fountain pool and is located in the middle of the Plaza de Oriente (a kind of garden square). It is quite lovely, but is frequented by tourist. Well, I guess if you can't beat them, you join them. Consider getting a selfie here too.
    Written 30 April 2020
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  • BennyMalaga
    Malaga, Spain89,775 contributions
    The Pantheon of Distinguished Men has plenty of good sculpture of prominent Spanish men from the past who were involved in Spanish government. Each has his own personal monument here and the sculptures are all quite beautiful.
    Written 27 April 2016
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  • Dimitris L
    Sydney, Australia41,276 contributions
    The bronze statue of Federico Garcia Lorca is in the middle of Plaza De Santa Ana, in Madrid. It is to honour this great poet who was murdered by Nationalist forces during the Spanish Civil War. The statue shows Lorca at a point where he is letting go of a dove he was holding. It is a moving scene. There many cafes and restaurants in the area. Worth having a look.
    Written 29 June 2019
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  • Ogi0
    Sofia, Bulgaria18,999 contributions
    Adjacent to the Neptune Fountain, this monument is dedicated to those who fell in all the wars fought on the Iberian Peninsula. Access is restricted by a metal fence.
    Written 13 May 2021
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  • Oldjack
    Greater Melbourne, Australia26,653 contributions
    The statue of Francisco Goya, seen as one of the most important artists of the late 18th and early 19th century and the last of the Old Masters sits appropriately outside the Prado Museum. Worth a look.
    Written 21 June 2019
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  • LostALot22
    Chicago, IL10,841 contributions
    It’s a nice statue. Looks well made and put together well. I don’t know who the guy is or why he got a statue. But it only takes a few minutes to look at.
    Written 28 September 2018
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  • Allan C
    Ipswich, UK545 contributions
    Impressive equestrian statuary at one end of the Plaza Major commemorating its instigator. Some good costume detail and it is good that the authorities think it worth keeping cleanfrom the attention of the bird life. Worth a photo.
    Written 25 April 2022
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