This neoclassical masterpiece built in 1780 depicts the Roman goddess of fertility riding in a chariot drawn by a pair of lions, and it's a truly inspiring and iconic sight, especially as set against the elaborate Madrid city council building, a glorious mix of Modernist, Art Deco and other styles designed by prominent Madrid architects of a century ago Antonino Palacios and Joaquin Otamendi and inaugurated as the national postal-service headquarters in 1919.

Read more in my post Landscape of Light: Celebrating Madrid's Very First UNESCO World Heritage Site.





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