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Reviewed 22 October 2018

Like the Plaza Independencia the Neptuno Fountain is surrounded by roads so it is difficult to get a close up look. We would have liked to get closer but it just wasn't possible. Worth seeing though more for the sculpture than the water display.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 17 October 2018

Centred on a busy road, the fountain is worth seeing if you are on your way to Retiro Park. Not being accessible to go in for a closer look is the only drawback.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

This is a large fountain right in the middle of a very busy intersection. It appears to be made of marble. If you are traveling in the area you can’t miss it. It’s very well done.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank LostALot22
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

Must see. Stayed at Doubletree nearby. Loved seeing it every day going through the roundabout. I’m done with my review.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank wasmith59
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

One of the great fountains in Madrid. It is located in a roundabout in the center of Paseo del Prado. It’s a very busy road so you’re pretty much restricted to viewing it from the sidewalks on the outer edge of the roundabout. The 18th...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank GoLeafs85
Reviewed 14 August 2018

This famous fountain is at the centre of the roundabout along Paseo del Prado, on the northern side of Prado Museum. It depicts goddess Neptuno on a shell-shaped chariot pulled by two seahorses, symbols of storms and rough seas. Patience is required to take a...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank LG_Kay
Reviewed 18 July 2018

This is a very beautiful fountain in an important and impressive location however I have never managed to get close to it due to the fact it is in the middle of a very busy road.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank sheepygold
Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

Neat fountain but have your telephoto lens handy because to get close to the fountain, you'd have to challenge the crazy Madrid drivers

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank bhinvb
Reviewed 24 May 2018

This stunning Neoclassical fountain is located in the center of a roundabout on Paseo Del Prado and depicts Neptune on a shell-shaped chariot pulled by two seahorses, symbols of storms and rough seas. It was constructed between 1782 and 1786. Neptune holds a coiled snake...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Dan L
Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

Fountain Of Neptune ( Fuente De Neptuno ) is a beautiful Neoclassical fountain located in the Paseo Del Prado neighbourhood and looks amazing of a day and at night when illuminated looks magical. Constructed between 1777 and 1786 it's such a wonderful looking statue ,it...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Paseo del Prado
The area around the elegant Paseo del Prado boulevard
is much-visited by both locals and tourists. The
world-famous Prado, the Reina Sofia, and the
Thyssen-Bornemisza museums form a triangle of art and
culture that spans this grand and beautiful avenue. On
weekdays, the Prado Museum opens its doors for free
after-work hours, drawing a diverse and excited queue
of art lovers that wraps around the block. Palacio de
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