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Pretty fountain in Retiro Park

One of many lovely sights in the fabulous Retiro Park. The Fountain of the Artichoke was created in... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2018
GoLeafs85
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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One of many fountains in the park

The Fuente de la Alcachofa is a nice spot for pictures while in Retiro Park. It is on one of the... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2018
BruceR_2832
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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14 Sep 2018
“Pretty fountain in Retiro Park”
23 Aug 2018
“One of many fountains in the park”
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Reviewed 26 November 2015

This is only one, of the many and numerous lovely water features throughout Madrid. The Fuente de la Alcachofa is located at the northern end of Buen Retiro Park and is one of the many attractions you will find within this huge area. The park...More

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Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

One of many lovely sights in the fabulous Retiro Park. The Fountain of the Artichoke was created in 1776 and was moved to Retiro Park in 1880. It’s a pretty fountain and is located at a central intersection of paths near the southwest corner of...More

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Reviewed 23 August 2018

The Fuente de la Alcachofa is a nice spot for pictures while in Retiro Park. It is on one of the main paths so easy to find.

Thank BruceR_2832
Reviewed 10 August 2018

This is one of the many fountains inside Retiro Park. When I was there in June, there wasn’t any water at all. As such, the fountain lost its appeal and charm.

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Reviewed 19 July 2018

This fountain is at the South end of the main drag in the park and was surrounded by beautiful flowers when we visited.

Thank sheepygold
Reviewed 1 December 2017

Fuente de la Alcachofa Madrid is another good fountain that the Spanish are expert at producing. This time in the Retiro park so the best place to have a good look and enjoy.

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Reviewed 15 February 2017

The only reason I noticed this 1781 Baroque fountain in Buen Retiro Park was because it stood in my way and I had to detour to the left. After two days of walking around Madrid and looking at many magnificent monuments, statues, fountains and buildings,...More

Thank Rumples
Reviewed 26 November 2015

This is only one, of the many and numerous lovely water features throughout Madrid. The Fuente de la Alcachofa is located at the northern end of Buen Retiro Park and is one of the many attractions you will find within this huge area. The park...More

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Reviewed 15 February 2015

If you plan to visit this fountain you have two options, look at photos or reach the ''Parque del Retiro'', the largest park in the city. The fountain is located almost in the center of it and is easily accessible being located just a few...More

Thank Magellano81
Reviewed 4 January 2015

Fuente de la Alcachofa is in Parque del Retiro on Plaza de Honduras and was made in 1781 and was designed by Ventura Rodriguez. The fountain is made of granite and white stone. At the top of the fountain top is a bronze artichoke and...More

Thank paullegate
Reviewed 19 June 2014

Fuente de la Alcachofa (Artichoke Fountain) is a beautiful Baroque fountain located on the Plaza de la Republica de Honduras, on the south-west side of the famous Retiro Park. The fountain is designed by Ventura Rodrigeuz and built in 1781, during the reign of Carlos...More

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