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San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane

Roman Baroque building, Italy: Roma Architettura – architectural design by Borromini architect

San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane Roma

Date built: 1638

Design: Borromini architect

San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane Rome by Borromini

Beatufiul baroque church famous for its complex interior domes and also for its flowing facade. It features in many histories of World Architecture.

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Also knwon as ‘San Carlino’, this delightful building is a Roman Catholic church.

Location: north of the city centre, on the Quirinale hill

This is one of two small Baroque churches close together on the ridge of the Quirinal Hill. The other one is the small but elegant Sant’Andrea al Quirinale. Together they are now recognized as being one of the great architectural experiences of Europe.

The two churches are a pair of complementary masterpieces by the two titanic rivals of the architectural world of 17th century Rome, Francesco Borromini and Gian Lorenzo Bernini. The personalities of these two geniuses are reflected in their respective churches. Bernini was the talented son of a successful society sculptor, brought up to be sophisticated and self-confident, and his church of Sant’ Andrea is his exercise in Baroque as theatre.

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Building images © Adrian Welch : available upon request: photos 2816×2112 pixels

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San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane architect : Francesco Borromini

Designed by the architect Francesco Borromini and it was his first independent commission.

Address: Via del Quirinale, 23, 00187 Roma RM, Italy
Phone: +39 06 488 3261

Location: Rome, Italy

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