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Colonna Dell'Immacolata, Rome

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The Column of the Immaculate Conception (Italian: La Colonna della Immacolata) is a nineteenth-century monument in central Rome depicting the Blessed Virgin Mary, located in what is called Piazza Mignanelli, towards the south east extension of Piazza di Spagna. It was placed aptly in front of the offices of the Palazzo di Propaganda Fide (offices for promulgating the faith), now renamed the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples.


The Marian monument was designed by the architect Luigi Poletti, the actual figure atop was sculpted by Giuseppe Obici and commissioned by Ferdinand II, King of the Two Sicilies. In part, he wanted to put closure to the dispute between Naples and the Papal States that had developed in the last century, when Naples abolished the Chinea, a yearly tribute offered to the Pope as ultimate sovereign of Naples.


Since December 1953, Pontiffs have visited the monument annually and offered a bouquet of flowers at the base of the column commemorating the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.
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  • Column of the Immaculate Conception is located in Piazza Mignanelli, in front of the Spanish embassy , very near from the Spanish Steps. It is a nineteenth-century monument . The Marian monument was....  more »
  • A monument recognizing Mary's Immaculate Conception as she was born without sin. It's easy to walk by this and think it's just another monument and statues, but I think it is worth a stop to admire.....  more »
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  • Nice column near to the Spanish steps - very tall and is a landmark in the square, it dominates the space! Very well preserved
  • Worth stopping for a quick look if your in the area!

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