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Neptune Fountain

  • Neptune fountain. Madrid © Turespaña

    Neptune fountain. Madrid © Turespaña

  

Category

Sculpture group

Date

Siglo XVIII

Style

Neo-classical
Plaza de Cánovas del Castillo s/n
28014 Madrid
Madrid
Madrid

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E-mailturismo@esmadrid.com

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The Neptune Fountain is on Paseo del Prado. Under the orders of King Carlos III, sculptor Juan Pascual de Mena began to build this marble statue in 1780. In 1786 his disciple José Rodríguez finished off the project, which represents Neptune, God of the Sea, with a trident in one hand and a coiled snake in the other. The figure is standing on a chariot, drawn by two sea horses and surrounded by dolphins.

Near the Neptune Fountain, where the victories of Atlético de Madrid Football Club are celebrated, there are many of the city’s symbolic buildings, such as the Palace hotel, Villahermosa Palace, the Prado Museum, the Ritz hotel, the Congreso de los Diputados (House of Commons) and in the background, San Jerónimo el Real church.

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Alberto García-Alix, «Autorretrato con una fiera», 2019; y «Fantasía española», 2018. Exposición Alberto García-Alix. Fantasías en el Prado. Real Jardín Botánico y PHotoEspaña 2022 © Alberto García-Alix, VEGAP Madrid

Jun 1, 2022 to Aug 28, 2022

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Detail of the poster Nights at the Botanical Gardens festival

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Nights at the Botanical Gardens

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Jun 27, 2022 to Sep 6, 2022

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Urban summer camp at the National Museum of Natural Sciences

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Jul 5, 2022 to Aug 28, 2022

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Veranos de la Villa Summer Festival

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