Fuente De NeptunoCurrently Open
- Address: Plaza Canovas del Castillo, 28014 Madrid, Spain
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Phone: +34-915298210
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 00:20 Mins
- Tags: Landmark, Monument, Statue, Family And Kids, Fountain
Fuente De Neptuno - Review
Depicting the Sea-God Neptune on a conch-shell pulled by sea horses, the Fuente de Neptuno is loved for its Neo-Classic design. The fountain was built in the 1780’s by architect Ventura Rodriguez- who also designed the famous Cibeles fountain.
The iconic monument with the statue of Neptune holding the Trident in one hand a snake in the other with surrounding Dolphinsis a rare treat for anyone who can appreciate art and interpretation. The beautiful lights switched onin the evenings,make the fountain extra special.
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How To reach Fuente De Neptuno by Public Transport
- By Metro: Sevilla
- By Bus: Pza. Canovas del Castillo
- By Taxi
- By renting a Car/Bike.
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Things to Know Before Visiting Fuente De Neptuno
3.69% of people who visit Madrid include Fuente De Neptuno in their plan
35.71% of people start their Fuente De Neptuno visit around 10 AM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Fuente De Neptuno
64.29% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Fuente De Neptuno
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Fuente De Neptuno, Madrid Reviews
An interesting landmark to see along Paseo Del Prado in Madrid is Fuente de Neptuno (Neptune Fountain) at Plaza De Canovas Del Castillo, just in front of Hotel Place and Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza. Sadly, it is difficult to see the fountain up close due to the heavy traffic at this roundabout in the middle of Paseo Del Prado. However, you can see and photograph the fountain from in front of the hotel as well as from the museum upper floors, which have open windows providing unobstructed views. Created by Ventura Rodriquez in 1777, this fountain sculpture is fairly typical image of Neptune, riding chariot which interestingly resembles a large shell with watermill like wheels. The chariot is being pulled out of the water by two horses. Neptune holds his triton in his left hand while his right hands grips a serpent which is wrapped around his arm. The Neptune figure is atop a two layered staggered fountain, which empties into a larger circular basin. There are water large water spouts on both sides of Neptune and the fountain is surrounded by a flowerbed, separating it from surrounding traffic. Overall, this is a nice landmark in Madrid. Would be nicer if traffic didn't limit access to the fountain. Still worth taking a minute or two to look at if you are planning to spend time in this area of the city.
This wa just our meeting point but it's beautiful
You can't actually acces this fountain due to it being located in the middle of the street, yet it can be admired from several points of view around it, making it accessible for the eye.
Dedicated to a greek goodness, this fountain is pretty beautiful, in front of the museum and near to ATOCHA station. During the night, it is more beautiful in my opinion.
Looks great between the water fountains, but not with traffic light 🤔