Plaza de España (Spain Square), Oviedo
The composition in bronze features Neptune seated on a dolphin to the right of the steps. Apollo strides along, looking at the sky. In the center, as befits her status, sits Hera, queen of the gods and wife of philandering Zeus, Lord of All. There used to be a disk with Hera with an effigy honoring Franco, but that has been removed.
There is a central fountain in the Square. It is specially designed to complement the space given to the civil and military buildings around the area. It is a rectangular central pond with two smaller squares on either side. Each pool has a playing fountain. The fountain complex is set among trees and flowering shrubs.
Around the Square are buildings of the Government Delegation of Asturias, several ministerial delegations, and ministries of the Principality.
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Plaza de España (Spain Square) on Map
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