Piazza Navona - Piazza Navona information and pictures
– is one of the most famous squares in Rome
. It has an elliptical shape and is surrounded by Baroque buildings designed by Bernini and Borromini.
Fountain of the Four Rivers
or Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi
is in the centre of the square and in front of the Church of Sant'Agnese in Agone
. The building of the fountain was commissioned to Bernini by Pope Innocent X in 1647-1651. The fountain is supporting an Egyptian obelisk and represents the four great rivers – The Nile, The Danube, The Ganges and the Plate.
Church of Sant'Agnese in Agone
was commissioned in 1652 by Pope Innocent X to Borromini, Bernini’s main rival. The Construction started two years after the completion Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi which is right in front of the church. The church is an architectural marvel and was finished in 1670.
Two more fountains can be seen at the Piazza Navona - Neptune fountain or (Fontana di Nettuno)
and Moor fountain (Fontana del Moro)
. Both fountains were built by Giacomo della Porta. The central statue of a Moore holding a dolphin was designed by Bernini.
How to get to Piazza Navona
: Bus 70, 81, 116, 186.
Fountain of the Four Rivers, Rome
Piazza Navona Sant'Agnese in Agone, Rome
Piazza Navona, Fontana del Moro, Rome
Piazza Navona, Fontana di Nettuno, Rome
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