San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane, Rome

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  • Does not look very pretty, or striking from the outsside, but take a look inside and see the beauty of this church. Translated into Saint Charles at the Four Fountains, the church dates from 1646, and...  more »
  • My husband really wanted to see this again because of the wonderful dome. There is essentially no sidewalk at the corner of the street so you have to be careful of the cars. The entrance of the church...  more »
  • 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...  more »
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  • The church is open to visitors Monday to Saturday: 10:00 to 13:00 only (unfortunately the afternoon opening has been abolished recently). The church is now open only for Mass on Sundays at 11:00, and only those wishing to attend it are allowed in. Older guide-books advise you to ring at the convent door for access -please don't do this! You will be told to go away if you do. This tiny church is an awesome demonstration of the genius of Borromini, and of "Baroque as mathematics".
  • This is a beautiful church and concidering that it was my last day in rome, I was excited to go see it but alas, it was closed :( happy to have at least gotten to take a picture out front of this architecturally significant place. I was suprised to see how dirty the exterior was, but it's quite off the beaten tourist path so that might be why.
  • When thinking about "Rome" and "Baroque" two places shall come to mind: Bernini's Saint Andrew near the Quirinale and Borromoni's Saint Carl at the Four Fountains. Two elliptical, yet very different churches from the study of which one can really get a taste of what Italian architecture of the 17th century was like. This one is more eclectic and less rigourous in its style and composition.
  • Quintessential Baroque architecture. One of Borromini's best churches. If you'd like to compare this to one of his contemporaries, simply go a bit further down the street and take a peak at Bernini's take on the Baroque. What a contrast!
  • Symmetry, and geometry in its utmost simplicity! Amazing structural complexity, playing with space and flow. Una chiesa che marca il cambio di una epoca e la genialit√† di Borromini.
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