Sunday, January 15, 2017

Fountain: Turia Fountain - Valencia, Spain

Turia Fountain
Cataluña, Spain

N 39° 28.590 W 000° 22.523

Short Description: 

The Turia Fountain is located in the northern part of the Plaza de la Virgen in the old part of the City of Valencia, Spain.

Long Description:

The Turia Fountain is an elaborate oval fountain about 60' across by 26' wide. It was created by sculptor Silvestre Edeta and dedicated in 1976. A bronze statue of the Roman god Neptune sits on a platform is in the center with a cascade of water flowing down to a lower level from all sides. The lower level contains bronze sculptures of eight naked women. The fountain is an allegorical representation of Valencia’s Turia River. The eight statues of women have water pouring from jars representing the irrigation channels of the river.

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