Home To The “Cybele Fountain”
Plaza de Cibeles is located in the Paseo del Arte area of Madrid, and is famous for its emblematic fountain which depicts the Roman goddess “Cybele” on a chariot pulled by lions. It was built in 1782 by Francisco Gutierrez, and has remained in this location since 1895.
A Site For Celebrations
This powerful sculpture has become a historical landmark in the city. Originally used to provide water to people in the city, it also became a useful spot for horses to drink from. The Real Madrid football club has now adopted the monument, and both fans and players convene here to celebrate the team’s wins.
Two major roads dissect the Plaza de Cibeles; Paseo del Prado and Calle de Alcalá. The iconic monument of Puerta de Alcalá is just a few minutes walk down the road. The square is surrounded by four impressive buildings: Palacio de Linares, Palacio de Buenavista, Bank of Spain and Palacio de Comunicaciones.