December 22, 2012

Monument to Philip IV:

This equestrian statue of the king dates to the 17th century. It was produced by the Italian sculptor Pietro Tacca using scientific advice from Galileo Galilei and drawings by Diego Velázquez and a bust by Juan Martínez Montañés. To get the horse to remain on two legs, the front part is hollow and the back solid, this lets the statue to produce an amazing sensation of movement.