13 Dec The Retiro Park. The fallen Angel. Insights.
At the Buen Retiro Park in downtown Madrid is a monument that for some is a beautiful curiosity and for others a painful affront to Catholicism. The Fountain of the Fallen Angel.
This in fact, the only sculpture actually dedicated to Lucifer, to the devil. Though, to complicate matters further for Madrid´s residents, some people insist on including monuments to the devil such as the winged angel representing science which Turin dedicated to the engineers of the Fréjus rail tunnel (Mont Cenis).
Madrid´s very own genuine Fallen angel with wings outspread and still in shock after being finally expelled from heaven, was created in plaster by sculptor Ricardo Bellver around 1877.