San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane, Rome

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The church of San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane (Saint Charles at the Four Fountains), also called San Carlino, is a Roman Catholic church in Rome, Italy. The church was designed by the architect Francesco Borromini and it was his first independent commission. It is an iconic masterpiece of Baroque architecture, built as part of a complex of monastic buildings on the Quirinal Hill for the Spanish Trinitarians, an order dedicated to the freeing of Christian slaves. He received the commission in 1634, under the patronage of Cardinal Francesco Barberini, whose palace was across the road. However, this financial backing did not last and subsequently the building project suffered various financial difficulties. It is one of at least three churches in Rome dedicated to San Carlo, including San Carlo ai Catinari and San Carlo al Corso.
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  • *Check the open hours before you visit.* This is one of my favorite churches in Rome, which is certainly saying something. I find it difficult to put into words just why I find Borromini's churches...  more »
  • In my third visit I have been able to visit this heritage site. It is open for visit just few days a week and few hours a day; so one must plan the visit carefully. San Carlino is a small church; the....  more »
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  • Beautiful quiet chapel by an intersection. There are four amazing sculptures on each side of the street. Inside the small chapel you can sit and enjoy a quiet moment.
  • This baroque church, San Carlos Allen Quattro Fontane is designed and commissioned by Francesco Borromini. It has an oval dome and altar is with white colour.

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