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The Cibeles Square is found at the intersection of Alcala Street (which crosses from west to east), the Paseo de Recoletos (heading north to link up with the Paseo de la Castellana) and the Paseo del Prado (south, towards the fountain of Neptune). This place, one of the most symbolic of the capital, divides the district boundaries Centro, Retiro and Salamanca.

In the center of square, is situated the famous fountain of Cibeles, sculpted in 1782, from a design by Ventura Rodríguez. It is a neo-classical complex of marble sculpture that has become an iconic symbol for the city of Madrid.

The fountain of Cibeles has been adopted by the Football Club Real Madrid, whose fans use the area to celebrate its triumphs in competitions.

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Additional Photos by Oscar Marquez (osmarq) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 55 W: 44 N: 131] (921)
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