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San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane

Via Del Quirinale, 21-22, Rome, Italy
+39 06 488 3261
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Via Del Quirinale, 21-22, Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Walking along 20 Sept St, we had our must sees, (this was not one of them, as there are so many churches in this wonder city, one has to prioritise). However, we really liked the facade of this church, that enticed us in, we are...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane is a small barrocan church settled in via del Quirinale, almost 450 meters from Santa Maria della Vittoria. San Carlo, often named San Carlino because its small size, is a masterpiece designed by Francesco Borromini, an architect whose most important...More

Thank carmengonzalezh
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Reviewed 10 January 2018

When in Rome - there are two Baroque Churches by the Architect Borromini - This church is one of the most beautiful and interesting....it's at the corner of four fountains, a small unassuming door takes you to an oval domed chapel - look up and...More

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Reviewed 28 December 2017

Best Borromini: church on a corner and open cloisters near to it. Architect created a masterpiece. A crossing on Quirinale Hill has four fountains, one on each corner. Church stands on SW corner. An entrance leads directly from the street to central space with ellipsoidal...More

Thank Miha P
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Reviewed 17 November 2017

You don't have to know that Borromini, who designed this church, was a giant in the baroque world in order to appreciate the beauty of this church. Compared with Saint Peter's and many of the other churches in Rome, San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane is...More

Thank fgreyn0lds
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Reviewed 1 November 2017

Didn't understand why this was so interesting at first. It's the way it was designed. It's a tiny church that looks so grand. An architect told me:it's the ceilings. Luckily he was with us and explained all and made us look at the fountains outside...More

Thank Chinapjs
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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

An art history professor told my class that San Carlo is one of the most beautiful churches in Italy ... and it’s easy to see why! What’s more, few tourists stop here so there are no lines or crowds. See if you can figure out...More

Thank Wendell D
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane is a really lovely and quite historical church. A pope had a lot to do with its building apparently. It's certainly worth a visit,and while there also have a close look at t he four fountains at the street intersection...More

Thank Dimitris L
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Reviewed 21 August 2017

This tiny little church (it is as large as a pillar of Saint Peter) was the occasion for Borromini to show his talet.. And he did! It show the genius and elegance of the architect and the way he successfully challenges the classical tradition. It's...More

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Reviewed 22 June 2017

Exquisite coffered dome created in 1646. Be sure to see the adjacent cloister, and detailed woodwork in the office. The simple crypt room down the spiral stairs is a good place to cool off on a hot day. Open only a few hours, check schedule....More

Thank dotpattern
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