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Fontana del Moro, Rome

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Fontana del Moro (Moor Fountain) is a fountain located at the southern end of the Piazza Navona in Rome, Italy. It represents a Moor, or African (perhaps originally meant to be Neptune), standing in a conch shell, wrestling with a dolphin, surrounded by four Tritons. It is placed in a basin of rose-colored marble.

The fountain was originally designed by Giacomo della Porta in 1575 with the dolphin and four Tritons. In 1653, the statue of the Moor, by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, was added. In 1874, during a restoration of the fountain, the original statues were moved to the Galleria Borghese and replaced with copies.

In September 2011, the fountain was damaged after a vandal attacked it with a hammer. The vandal also damaged the Trevi Fountain that night.
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  • Although not as well known as the fountain at Trevi, this is striking and intersting and worth looking at. It represents four great rivers of the world.  more »
  • The fountain south of Piazza Navona is the so-called Fontana del Moro and was designed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini. The marble basin, built in 1575 by Giacomo della Porta during the pontificate of...  more »
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  • Beautiful work of art. Good place to hang out and enjoy your free time.
  • Very beautiful fountain in a very beautiful piazza. Would recommend for anybody looking for beautiful architecture in Rome. Overall positive experience and I hope it is for you as well.

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