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Fuente de los Galapagos

Parque del Retiro, Madrid, Spain
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A really unusual fountain

I really liked this fountain which is located at a main intersection of paths to the north east of... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2017
sheepygold
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london
Birthday Commemoration

This fountain went up in 1832 to commemorate the first birthday of Princess Isabella, who became... read more

Reviewed 17 February 2017
Rumples
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Tucson, Arizona
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Parque del Retiro, Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

I really liked this fountain which is located at a main intersection of paths to the north east of the park. Not so many tourists make it here but it is worth coming to this area as there are many lesser but interesting sights like...More

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Reviewed 17 February 2017

This fountain went up in 1832 to commemorate the first birthday of Princess Isabella, who became Isabella II. Though the figures of cherubs riding dolphins and those of frogs and turtles spouting water would likely delight a young child as much as they fascinated me,...More

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Reviewed 15 October 2014

Fuente de los Galápagos (Fountain of the Turtles) also called Fuente de Isabel II, is a beautiful fountain located at Plaza de Nicaragua on the north-west side of the famous Retiro Park. The fountain is designed by Francisco Javier de Marietegui and sculpted in granite...More

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