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Fountain of the Four Rivers

Piazza Navona, Rome, Italy
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Ranked #19 of 687 attractions in Rome
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Type: Fountains, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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... more » 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. « less
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

It is located in Piazza Navona. Our visit was a part of the "Angels and Demons" tour. The tour guide, Louisa, told a very magnificent story about this piazza and the Fountain of Four Rivers, and the drama that was going on around it. It's a must see site and it would be great if you could take a tour... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

The fountain itself was really pretty and interesting but I could not properly appreciate it because people kept trying to sell me stuff which I clearly didn't want or need. Try visiting really early in the morning because that might minimise this.

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Tehran
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57 reviews 57 reviews
40 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

we went there after visiting Campo di Fiori.it's a major Piazza in Rome.the beautiful sculptures of Bernini are at the fountain.a lot of people around,music bands,painters,...

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The fountain has a magical mistic about it and the surrounding Piazza Narvonne is one to savour. Surrounded by cafes and artists, it has a real welcoming feel about it, apart from the constant barage of street sellers annoyingly trying to sell you tat.

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Bainbridge Island, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

This was actually one of the first "big sights" we saw in Rome, as we were walking to Vatican City. Both my husband and I said "Whoa" when we walked into the square, and were in awe. We went early in the morning, so there was no one else there--perfect time to sit and enjoy, and to get some great... More

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Kernersville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

I had the chance to view this amazing fountain while in Italy with the tour group traveling with Gate 1 Travel. Once you come upon Piazza Navona, the Fountain of the Four Rivers takes center stage! This fountain was created by Bernini in 1651. The Piazza Navona is an open-air square with numerous local artist selling their wares, shops and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Piazza Navona is a beautiful square and the fountain of the Four Rivers in the centre is it's crowning glory. Even with all the souvenir sellers it is a wonderful place to stroll and sit and contemplate. The piazza is surrounded by retaurants and cafes so it is a good place to while away an hour or two.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Wonderful cafes and art work can be found here. Be sure to go in the afternoon and experience the food. Plan to spend at least 3 hours to watch the transformation and lighted fountains!

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

This is a fantastic fountain, designed and created by Bernini in 1651. Before you go, read up about it, so you catch the symbolism that is embedded in the design of this magnificent fountain. It is topped by an Egyptian obelisk, making you wonder, how on earth did they get that all the way from Egypt and how did they... More

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Jerusalem, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We went especially to see the four fountains but were disappointed. Very busy corner wirthe traffic so hard to photograph. Statues need cleaning and lighting.

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