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Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi

(The Fountain of the Four Rivers)

About The Fountain of the Four Rivers

Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi or "The Fountain of the Four Rivers" was designed in 1651 by Gianlorenzo Bernini for Pope Innocent X whose family palace, the Palazzo Pamphili, faced onto the piazza as did the church of Sant'Agnese in Agone of which Innocent was the sponsor.

The Fountain of the Four Rivers is an ancient Egyptian obelisk surmounted with the Pamphili family emblem of a dove with an olive twig. It is representing the Four major rivers of the four continents through which papal authority had spread: the Nile from Africa, the Danube from Europe, the Ganges from Asia, and the Plate from the Americas.


Opening Hours

It is an open public air so it could be seen 24 hours a day and 7 days in a week.



Piazza Navona, Roma


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