ES - MADRID: Plaza de Cibeles

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The most beautiful of the many grand squares in Madrid is the Plaza de Cibeles. The traffic-heavy square is surrounded by majestic buildings. At its center is the Fuente de la Cibeles. This fountain, named after Cibele (or Ceres), roman goddess of nature, is seen as one of Madrid's most important symbols. The Cibeles fountain depicts the goddess in a chariot pulled by two lions. The fountain was built between 1777 and 1782 by Ventura Rodriguez. Whenever the local football team Real Madrid wins a cup, fans flock around the fountain to celebrate.
Location: Plaza de Cibeles, Madrid, Spain

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