Madrid art walk. Best Sculptures in the streets of the capital of Spain. From demons to kings and mermaids.
If you are thinking of visiting the capital of Spain, you should prepare your trip. It’s an old city full of interesting places, legends and artwork. Today, my recommendations about sculpture. Streets are full of beautiful sculptures of different times and authors, and you can see them while going to a restaurant to have a typical dinner or while having a promenade with some friends.
Of course, you cannot be in Madrid without saying hello to La Cibeles. A fantastic fount in honor of a Roman goddess who gave people a return (then, a new life). La Cibeles is now a symbol for the capital of Spain… and for its football team!
How about a demon? They say that Madrid is the only city which has honored a demon: The Fallen Angel by Bellver. It’s a beautiful sculpture placed in the middle of a fantastic park, El Retiro.
I personally love Don Quixote and Sancho Panza in the Plaza de España. Furthermore, if you arrive there by Princesa street, you would have the opportunity of shopping every kind of souvernirs!
Near the Opera House, in Plaza de Oriente, there is a garden full of sculptures of old Spanish kings. They were made in white stone to decorate the roof of the Royal Palace. However, in the end, they thought the weight would collapse the building and currently, they decorate the garden. Individually, they are not very exciting, but all of them are great, specially at night… they seem phantoms!
If you like current art, there is a Free Air Museum in Paseo de la Castellana. Works by Eduardo Chillida, Pablo Serrano, Julio Gonzalez, Semper…
To finalize I would recommend you Venus with a Mirror by Fernando Botero… So funny!
Have a nice day, Yareah magazine readers!