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The goddess Cibeles of Madrid

Mother of the gods of Mount Olympus and symbol of the earth and fertility, Cibeles welcomes all who pass through this place, while she rides her charriot pulled by the Atalanta and Hypomenes lions. The sculpture is located at the head of “Paseo del Prado” and “Calle de Alcalá”.

The “Plaza de Cibeles”, previously known as the Plaza Madrid and later as the “Plaza de Castelar”, is a roundabout that intertwines the Salamanca, Retiro, Las Letras and Chueca neighborhoods. The Cibeles Fountain is the spot that marks our arrival and departure when visiting Spain.

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