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Fountain of the Four Rivers

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Address: Piazza Navona, Rome, Italy
Description: Pope Innocenzo X commissioned Gianlorenzo Bernini in 1651 to create this...
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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Enchanting at night

At night this fountain takes you into it's watery world. Lighting from the pool and piazza casts fluid shadows that bring this masterpiece to life.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

At night this fountain takes you into it's watery world. Lighting from the pool and piazza casts fluid shadows that bring this masterpiece to life.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The Fountain of 4 Rivers was designed in 1651. The basin has 4 river gods that represent the four major rivers of the four continents that were recognized at that time, The Ganges, The Río de la Plata, The Danube and the Nile. The obelisk stands 52 feet high. We've been in Rome for almost a week now, seeing many... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Gorgeous! Really nice - the detail and the variations between the four different 'rivers' are great to see. Also, I heard that Bernini hated the facade of the 'ugly' church facing it (designed by his rival), so all of his figures look away from it in disgust!). :)

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Rome, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Piazza Navona and its Bernini 4 river fountain really needs no introduction. Perhaps one of the nicest squares - not only in Italy - but in the entire world.

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Collierville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Hey you know what is better than a poke in the eye with a stick? Flying to Italy from Memphis barely. But......once you see this fountain and throw a coin in, you will be glad you made the trip. No other fountain has this much history and is so beautiful!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We had a lovely evening walking around this area. It was not as busy in the evening and going when it is not the scorching heat of the middle of the day means you can wander and watch all the artists that come out to paint and sell their work

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

One of the best in Rome! Made by Bernini this fountain looks truelly great. Second to the Trevi foyntain in my opinion.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This fountain made by Bernini its a mixture of cultures and styles. The gem of Piazza Navona, its a 4 gods sculpture crowned with an egyptian obelisk (mixing the italian art with an egyptian statue). Every god represents a major river in 4 different continents, including the Nile, Ganges, Rio de la Plata and Danube. The details are quite amazing... More 

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Port d'Alcúdia, Islas Baleares, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

When in Rome do as Romans do! A place not to be missed by anyone who visits Rome. It's an amazing monument & fountain. It's worthwhile visiting either by day or at night with its lights illuminating the whole of it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

the fountain of the four rivers is a must when you are in Rome it is a combination of the Italian figures sculpturing in a very nice square. you might find the ice cream at the square a bit expensive but the Fountain is worth a visit. and maybe you'll take a look at the artists round there

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Address: Piazza Navona, Rome, Italy
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori

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