The list of the 7 most beautiful fountains in Madrid

Madrid is the capital of Spain and the largest city in the country. Being the capital for several centuries has meant that it has numerous ornamental elements that increase the beauty of this city.

Among all these ornamental elements are of course the fountains. We could take a tour of Madrid just visiting fountains as there are quite a few that we can find.

Here we offer you a list of the best and most beautiful fountains that we can see in Madrid.

The most beautiful fountains in Madrid

Cibeles Fountain

Madrid - Cibeles FountainIt could be said that the Cibeles Fountain is the most famous in Madrid, and not only because it is the venue for the triumphs of Real Madrid or the Spanish National Team.

This fountain was installed in 1782 and was built in a corner of Plaza de Cibeles. It was years later, after a remodeling of it, when it was moved to the center and where we can see it today.

In the fountain we can see the Goddess Cibeles mounted on a chariot pulled by 2 lions.

Neptune’s Fountain

Madrid - Fountain of NeptuneNeptune Fountain.

This beautiful fountain is currently the venue for the successes of Atlético de Madrid and dates back to 1786 and also represents the God Neptune on a chariot, these pulled by two horses.

The Neptune Fountain has a coiled serpent and his famous trident in the other hand.

We recommend you visit this fountain and its beautiful surroundings, where you will find, for example, the Congress of Deputies.

The Monument to Miguel de Cervantes in the Plaza de España

Madrid - Spain SquareIn the Plaza de España in Madrid we find the Monument to Miguel de Cervantes.

This is another of the interesting fountains in Madrid that is worth visiting. It is located in the famous Plaza de España surrounded by skyscrapers.

It was inaugurated in 1929 and it represents Cervantes under a pedestal and in front of him the figures of his most famous novel, Don Quixote, that is, Don Quixote and Sancho Panza.

It is crowned by a world globe that represents the spread of Spanish in the world.

The Fountain of the Fallen Angel

Madrid - Fountain of the Fallen AngelThe curious Fountain of the Fallen Angel is located inside the Retiro Park and was inaugurated in 1885.

Although many people think that it is the only monument in the world dedicated to the Devil, there are also others in Turin and in New York’s Rockefeller Center.

As a curiosity, it must be said that the source is located just 666 meters above sea level, the number of the devil.

The Fountain of Apollo

Madrid - Apollo FountainThe Apollo Fountain is very close to the Neptune Fountain and the Cibeles Fountain, dating from 1803 and is also known as the Fountain of the Four Seasons.

The three fountains, Apolo, Cibeles and Neptuno, turn the Paseo del Prado into a great neoclassicist promenade.

At the top of the pedestal is the statue of Apollo and below it are four figures that represent the four seasons.

The Fountain of the Artichoke

Madrid - Fountain of the ArtichokeActually in Madrid there are two fountains called Fuente de la Alcachofa.

Both are identical but the difference is that one is original and the other is a replica.

The replica can be found in the Glorieta del Emperador Carlos V next to the Atocha Station while the original is in the Retiro Park.

The Fountain of the Artichoke, the original, was sculpted in 1782 (the replica in the 80s of the 20th century.

The Fountain of the Shells

Madrid - Fountain of the ShellsPerhaps the Fuente de las Conchas is a fountain that is not well known in Madrid, but it could be said that it is one of the most beautiful.

It is located next to the Royal Palace in the Campo del Moro gardens and in it we can see tritons, nymphs and children.

It is built in marble and its shape is reminiscent of a fruit bowl. We can say that from the promenade where it is located we can see the best views of the Royal Palace of Madrid.

Other fountains in Madrid

In addition to these fountains, there are also many others in Madrid, most of them located in the Retiro Park, although you can also find them in various squares and alleys.

One of the most curious is the Fuente de las Sardanas, a fountain that is located in the Retiro Park and where every Sunday a group of people, especially Catalans, gather to dance the sardana.

Is there any other fountain in Madrid that you particularly liked?

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