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Fountain of the Four Rivers

Address: Piazza Navona, Rome, Italy
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Ranked #18 of 688 Attractions in Rome
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Type: Fountains, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Owner description: Pope Innocenzo X commissioned Gianlorenzo Bernini in 1651 to create...
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Type: Fountains, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Owner description: Pope Innocenzo X commissioned Gianlorenzo Bernini in 1651 to create this monumental fountain, which would adorn the piazza in front of the family palace.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

I want to thank our tour guide for bringing us to Piazza Navona because on our own, we would have never made it to this area. Named Fontana dei Fiumi or Fountain of the Four Rivers the famous Bernini created this beautiful fountain. Such a great piece of art and is the perfect setting to take photos and walk around... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Like the fountain itself, the history of this spectacular example is fascinating. In the mid Seventeenth Century, Pope Innocent announced a competition to design a dramatic fountain in Piazza Navona, partly because his family's palace, Plazzo Pamphili, overlooked the piazza that was then a squalid area much used by street vendors and partly because there was a spare, ancient Egyptian... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Nice piece of art, huge plaza perfect for pictures. Surrounded by street artists which make it a colorful place

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Holon, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

That fountain of four rivers is really amazing piece of art, great place to take pictures and meet people, beside that you have all that art work around the fountain, people sing, draw and what not.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

This is one of three beautiful fountains on Piazza Navona. Great place to hang out, listen to music, eat a pizza.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Set within a piazza , the sculpture is a great piece of art work. Though one annoying thing were the men shouting selfie every 2 seconds trying to sell a stupid pole. Got some great pics tho !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

A great fountain! Piazza Navona is just a great place to walk, have an ince cream and enjoy the water sound.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Piazza Navona where this fountain is located was my favourite spot in Rome. The fountain is a wonder and we spent many hours trying to photograph it from different angles. The view of the square and the fountain from the surrounding cafes was exquisite, well worth the high price of coffee one had to shell out. A must see while... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Located at Piazza Navona, this fountain is absolutely beautiful! It's best to see it at night when there are no crowds and it's all lit up. Also during December there is the Christmas market, so definitely a place to check out!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

As the Trevi is out of action this fountain is well worth a visit, although nowhere near the size of Trevino.

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