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Cibeles Fountain

  • Cibeles fountain. Madrid © Turespaña

    Cibeles fountain. Madrid © Turespaña

  

Category

Sculpture group

Date

Siglo XVIII

Style

Neo-classical
Plaza de la Cibeles s/n
28014 Madrid
Madrid
Madrid

This fountain is the most important symbol of Madrid. It was built at the end of the 18th Century under the orders of King Carlos III. It was designed by architect Ventura Rodríguez in marble and represents the goddess Cibeles astride a lion-drawn chariot. In her hands she holds a scepter and the keys to the city.

The fountain is the venue for celebrations of victories by Real Madrid Football Club. It used to be located at the start of Paseo de Recoletos until 1895 when the Council moved it to its present site. This sculpture, 8 metres tall and 32 in diameter is surrounded by a number of important buildings, such as Banco de España, Buenavista Palace, Linares Palace (presently Casa de América), and the Communications Building.

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Musical: The Lion King © Stage Entertainment España

Oct 21, 2011 to Dec 3, 2017

Show

Teatro Lope de Vega - Madrid
Musical: The Lion King

Annual display at the Show Technology Centre. Madrid © INAEM. Ministerio Cultura

Sep 1, 2016 to Apr 30, 2018

Course

Madrid
Advanced Diploma courses in Live Performance

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May 13, 2017 to Dec 12, 2017

Lecture, Seminar

Reina Sofía National Art Museum - Madrid
Lecture series: 'Becoming Guernica. Readings on War, Exile and Iconoclasm'

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Jun 16, 2017 to Nov 5, 2017

Exhibition

National Museum of Decorative Arts - Madrid
Exhibition: Embroidered Fortune. Taiwanese Costume from the National Palace Museum in Taipei, Taiwan

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