Fountain of Cybele in Madrid, Spain - Encircle Photos

22 Fountain of Cybele in Madrid, Spain

Fuente de la Cibeles is the centerpiece of Plaza de Cibeles. Within the fountain created by Ventura Rodríguez in 1782 is Cybele. She was a mother goddess from the ancient kingdom of Phrygia who was later modified in Greek and Roman mythology. The Romans, who called her Great Mother, often displayed her riding a lion-drawn chariot showing dominance over the world’s children. The sculptures were a collaborative effort between Francisco Gutiérrez and Roberto Michel. Interestingly, the Fountain of Cybele is where fans of the Real Madrid football team celebrate their victories.

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Calle de Alcalá, 3, 28014 Madrid, Spain

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