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Notes on the Geography of Spain: Madrid: Photo 40

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The Cervantes Institute is at one corner of the major intersection where the Alcala crosses the Paseo del Prado. Call it two o'clock. In the middle of the intersection, which is called the Plaza de Cebeles (or, sometimes, the Plaza de Castelar or Plaza de Madrid), there is a fountain with a statue of Cybele, goddess of fertility and emblem of the city. Installed in 1794, the statue was by Ventura Rodríguez.

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