Neptune Fountain Overview

The Fountain of Neptune, or Fuente de Neptuno, is located in Plaza de Cánovas del Castillo and is one of the most beautiful fountains in Madrid. It was designed by Ventura Rodriguez in a neoclassical style made of white marble. It beautifully sits in the centre of the Plaza and is a charm not to miss.

The fountain was built in the 18th century and the square is surrounded by many aristocratic buildings such as Villahermosa Palace, the Prado Museum, and the Congreso de los Diputados. In the middle of this ornate fountain is a sculpture of Neptune, the God of the Sea. It can be seen holding a trident on one hand while riding on a carriage pulled by two horses, and a sea snake on the other.

Apart from its beauty, the Fountain of Neptune is famous for its celebrations! It is the place where Atlético Madrid, the other famous football club based in Madrid, celebrates its victories. Discover the stunning Neptune Fountain in Madrid, a must-visit landmark included in ourSpain tour packages Spain tour packages.


• Delve in the neo-classical beauty of the Fountain of Neptune and immerse in a serene experience.
• Take amazing pictures and stroll around the Plaza surrounded by marvellous buildings of Madrid.
• Visit the most fascinating and important museum in Spain - The Prado Museum.
• Get awestruck by the famous artwork of Picasso at the the Centro de Arte Reina Sofía
• Spend a good time exploring the sprawling El Retiro Park on a Segway or Tuk-Tuk Rickshaw.

How To Reach

The Fountain of Neptune or Neptune Fountain is located in the centre of Plaza de Cánovas del Castillo in Madrid, Spain. It is almost 3 km from Centro (city centre) of Madrid.

1. By Car/Taxi: Drive to the Plaza de Cánovas del Castillo via your rented car or by booking a taxi. It is approximately a 12-15 minute drive from the Centro to the fountain.

2. By Metro: The Madrid Metro is one of the easiest ways to get around the city. You can take Line 2 (Red Line) and get off at the Banco de España station. From there, it's just a short walk to Neptune Fountain.

3. By Bus: Take a short walk to the Gran Via - Montera bus stop and take the bus number 001 Moncola and stop at Neptuno. Then it is a short walk to the fountain from the stop.

4. By Foot: If you want to soak in the city of Madrid and walk through its streets, you can walk to the Fountain of Neptune from Centro via Cra de S. Jerónimo. It is a 15-minute walk to the site.

Best Time To Visit

1. Best Season to Visit: The Neptune Fountain in Madrid is located in a public place and has no specific hours for visitation. Entry to the site is also free.

2. Best Season to Visit: The ideal season to visit Madrid is during fall (September to November) or spring (March to May). The weather during these months is quite pleasant and sunny. But, if you don’t mind the chilly winter, then you can visit Madrid in the winter for more affordable travel.

3. Best Day of the Week: To visit the Fountain of Neptune, you can pick any day according to your preference. It is in the centre of Plaza de Cánovas del Castillo and can take up to 30 to 40 minutes to enjoy the site. It is usually crowded on weekends with locals also enjoying the place, hence you can avoid Saturdays and Sundays.

4. Best Time of the Day: Evenings in Madrid are spectacular and lively. Visit the Neptune Fountain in the evening and enjoy a peaceful time.

Other Essential Information

Visitor Tips:

1. Be mindful of the environment and do not litter in the fountain.

2. Keep a light jacket with you. Evenings can get colder in Madrid.

3. Wear comfortable footwear for easy walking and strolling.

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