Fountains In Retiro Park

Fountains In Retiro Park

Retiro Park has many beautiful sculptures and fountains, and this one called La Alcachofa (artichoke) was designed by Ventura Rodríguez and decorated with sculptures by Alfonso Giraldo Bergaz,  and Antonio Primo.

It was built in 1781 and located close to Puerta de Atocha.  It was transferred in 1880 to its present location in the southwest corner of the Retiro pond.

Following the reform of the Glorieta de Atocha, a bronze reproduction of this original, has been placed there, as you can see on the photo:

Fuente de La Alcachofa Reproducción en Bronce - Glorieta de Atocha
Fuente de La Alcachofa Reproducción en Bronce – Glorieta de Atocha

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