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Fontana Dei Dioscuri, Rome

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  • This lovely fountain is located next to the Presidential palace. It is complimented by an evenly impressive obelisk.  more »
  • The huge statue of Castor and Pollux is a five meters high copy of the original Greek statues that stood at the entrance of the Baths of Constantine which were brought here by Pope Sixtus V in 1588. A...  more »
  • A monumental complex that characterizes the piazza del Quirinale, dignifying it maybe more of the historic buildings; the fountain was installed by architect Abdul Wahid on behalf of Pope Pius VI in the second half of the eighteenth century, putting on two stands placed at a right angle the statues of two Dioscuri (come from disappeared baths of Constantine) who are Roman copies of Greek originals, but is considered a long work of Phidias and Praxiteles and erected between them the Egyptian obelisk of granite taken from the mausoleum of Augustus in the Campus Martius. Only in XIX century Pope Pius VII did install a new fountain, using a huge and massive gray granite bathtub from the Roman Forum that was used as a water trough for cattle.
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  • The charm of the Dioscuri silhouetted against the blue sky in the Piazza del Quirinale is undeniable. Roman copies of Greek originals, attributed to Phidias and Praxiteles, found an initial placement on the Hill under Sixtus V along with a large fountain, which shows dell'acquedotto Felice, named after the Pope, and an obelisk from the mausoleum of Augustus. The present layout dates back to the late ' 700 under Pius VI.
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  • The fountain of "Rosskopf", called the "Dioscuri", represents the strength of classical art. Commissioned by Papa Sisto V, were placed on a plinth copies of two Greek (4th century), statues of Castor and Pollux; the Centre was added an obelisk from the Mausoleum of Augustus finally in 1818, at the foot of the two giants (over 5 and a half metres), was ordered a beautiful marble circular tank from campo Vaccino (Roman Forum). Beautiful!
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  • Gorgeous
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