Fuente de Génova
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Vadim
Murmansk, Russia23,281 contributions
The marble fountain of Genoa or the fountain of Charles V is the dominant feature of Constitution square. It dates from the 16th century and was brought to Malaga in the 17th century. In fact, there is no reliable confirmation that the fountain is Genoese. But there is little doubt that it is Italian. Can anyone but the followers of the great Bernini and Borromini make a fountain for Malaga? Moreover, the mayor's office paid as much as 1,000 ducats for it... The current fountain on the square is the result of reconstruction, numerous additions of individual elements. After returning to the square in 2002, it was not placed in the center where it used to stand, but moved to the side to make room for mass events.
Written November 23, 2020
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Mikael F
Helsinki, Finland26,575 contributions
The fountain was built in the 16th century and taken to Malaga in the 17th century.

It has an Italian Renaissance style and it is thought that the fountain comes from the Italian city of Genoa, although there are no documents that can corroborate its origin.

The Genoa Fountain is currently situated in the Plaza de la Constitucion of the Historic Center of Malaga.
Written January 7, 2020
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tRAVellerOfTheW0rld
Almere, The Netherlands1,752 contributions
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The Fuente de Genova, which is located at Plaza de la Constitucion in Malaga, is a mysterious fountain. The designer is unknown, but it is believed that this beautiful fountain is constructed during the 16th century in Italian Renaissance style in Genova. This is why it is called Fuente de Genova. For some time, it was named after Charles V (1788–1855) who ordered its installation in the city. It was originally placed in Plaza de la Constitucion, but the fountain was moved to the Alameda and various other locations throughout Spain before it was finally returned to Plaza de la Constitucion in 2003.

The main base of the fountain is designed by Michael del Castillo between 1790 and 1795 and replaced the original base which was damaged during transport. The basin has 12 sides, each decorated with iconic ornaments, divided by webs which are supported by roses. At the marble base of the fountain are three mermaids with fork tails whose hands are joined by floral wraiths. On the section above the base there are three female figures joined by dolphins. Going up there is a large cup shape with eight pipes spouting water, with three figures on top of it. One of them depicts Neptune with a trident and a dolphin. On the second cup there are three children and an eagle crowns the fountain. Water spouts from the eagle’s mouth too.
The fountain is not located at the center of Plaze de la Constitucion, but placed in the corner of the square near Calle Especeria for practical reasons. The square needed to be clear for public events like fiestas and processions during the Semana Santa. Also tents are placed at the square which serves as the main square of Malaga.
Written November 3, 2014
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nnmercman
Camberley, UK13,407 contributions
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This statue/fountain dates from the 16th century and although the sculpture is not known, it is believed to have been sculpted in Genoa. The current location is to one side of Plaza de la Constitution but it is not its original location in the city. To be quite honest I can’t understand why it’s not more prominently placed as it looks quite insignificant as you enter the square from Calle Marques de Larios and could be easily missed. Unfortunately the fountain was not working when we visited.
Written January 20, 2019
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JnVSydney
Greater Sydney, Australia14,904 contributions
This pretty marble fountain is the centre piece, of Square of the Constitution. its location is actually not the centre it is off to the side, so it is not in the way of central stages during festivities.
Written May 18, 2022
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Ogi0
Sofia, Bulgaria18,999 contributions
Very interesting renaissance fountain on Constitution Square. I think it was made in Genoa, hence its name.
Written August 30, 2020
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA13,766 contributions
If you are off your cruise ship, you will likely pass by this lovely fountain. It is an impressive site and with some lovely landscaping around.
Written November 17, 2019
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SERGUEY1969
St. Petersburg, Russia685 contributions
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Very Nice Old Style Fountain in the Central Part of Malaga City ! Worth to visit. The Fountain located just few minutes walking from Alcazaba Fortres. Around the Fountain You can find many restaurants and Tavernas working untill deep night time.
Written August 3, 2019
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LostALot22
Chicago, IL10,823 contributions
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I think the fact that it is so old is amazing. It is in pretty good shape and worth checking out if you have the time.
Written February 26, 2019
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK612,345 contributions
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Fuente De Genova is a superb 16th century fountain located in the magnificent Plaza De La Constitucion which is without a shadow of a doubt the most famous and beautiful plaza in Malaga.
Although the fountain has a prominent position in the plaza it is curiously very easy to miss as the architecture in this square is simply stunning.
We were here in August and this square was busy ,I took a few photos of this fountain and lots of the Plaza De La Constitucion, it's a beautiful fountain and a magnificent square and both are well worth visiting.
Written September 10, 2018
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