The Neptune Fountain was designed as part of the three sculptural monuments created by Ventura Rodríguez for the Paseo del Prado, in addition to the Cibeles Fountain and the Apollo Fountain. It was designed during 1777 and its construction began in 1782 and finished in 1786.
This beautiful neoclassic monument was sculpted in white marble and is located in Plaza de Cánovas del Castillo, commonly known as Plaza de Neptuno. The fountain is surrounded by amazing buildings from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
Upon the circular base of the fountain there is a huge sculpture of Neptune, the God of the sea, holding a trident while riding a carriage moved by two horses.
The Neptune Fountain is an emblematic place for the fans of the soccer team Atlético de Madrid, since they celebrate the victories of their Spanish team there.
Plaza Cánovas del Castillo, s/n, 28014, Madrid, Spain.
2, 46, 146, N20 and N21.
Line 2, Puerta del Sol stop.
Since the Neptune Fountain is a public place, there are no specific hours to visit it.