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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

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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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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Mar 24, 2017 to Oct 22, 2017

Exhibition

National Museum of Decorative Arts - Madrid
Exhibition: The story of Novelas y Cuentos. Covers by Manolo Prieto

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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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