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Fontana dei Leoni, Rome

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  • In the beautiful People's Square right on foot of the obelist you will find this fountain of the Lions. Beautiful, surely the position in which she is helps even more to enhance it. The 4 Lions of Rome.
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  • It is a fountain through which to embellish and complete the present obeliscus. But I admit that sculpture didn't particularly hit me.
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  • An obelisk is really just a tall pointy thing. But, an obelisk with lion-shaped fountains is a tall pointy thing with… uh… lion-shaped fountains around it. Anyway, the fountains are a cool addition to...  more »
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  • In the center of the beautiful Piazza del Popolo was built in 1823 the Fountain of the Lions in marble and travertine by Giuseppe Valadier. the Fountain of the Lions that develops around the syline obelisk, has four corners with a step-by-step plinth, where round travertine pools are placed above which, always in steps, are placed white marble lions in Egyptian style from whose mouths large jets of water flow. Unfortunately, many tourists to take photos ride the lions damaging them.
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  • This fountain, built in marble and travertine, was designed by Giuseppe Valadier in 1822, being inaugurated in 1828, as part of the renovation project of Piazza del Popolo, which had started in 1809, during the period of French domination. It was placed in its center, substituting an earlier source designed by Giacomo della Porta, which had remained in that place since 1572. It has a staggered base in which four corners are placed travertine basins on which are supported by pyramid trunks topped by some lions of white marble in Egyptian style, from whose mouths gush large jets of water. In the center of the fountain stands the Flaminio obelisk, which had been erected in this place by the wish of Pope Sixtus V in 1589. Today the ensemble shines in all its splendor, since the last restoration works date back to 2015.
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  • The Fontana dei Leoni (Fountain of the Lions) by the architect Giuseppe Valadier, was designed in 1822 and erected in 1828 in the course of the radical transformation of Piazza del Popolo. The lions depicted in sphinx-like pose are highly stylized, giving them a modern appearance. Since vandalism severely damaged the marble statues, they had to be restored on a number of occasions, most recently in 2016. It is a beautiful fountain that stands on the square in the immediate vicinity to other attractions.
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