Piazza Navona- the city square located in Rome on the east side of the Tiber river.
Originally the place was an ancient stadium, where people gathered to watch the games, but in a late 15th century was formed into a shape of public square in a barouque style and until now resambles the shape of a circus.
The plaza was created by erecting municipal buildings, palaces, and edifieces that surrounded the place and added important accentuation, provided a desirable intervals to make its long shape more interesting, but also provided the harnonuous symetry.
Most precious of buildings that were erected during the re- shaping the place were :
Palazzo Pamphili - founded and occupied by Popes Innocent X family designed by Girolamo Rainaldi
St Agnes in Agony - church designed by Francesco Borromini and Girolamo and Carlo Rainaldi.
The square is a very significant example of baroque style public spaces.Consists of three fountains ,the biggest and most grandeur of them is the middle one with the obelisk , famous Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi or Fountain of the Four Rivers by Gian Lorenzo Bernini.
The second fountain is Fontana del Moro to the south with a basin and four Tritons sculpted by Giacomo della Porta with Bernini's statue of a Moor, or African, wrestling with a dolphin,
Third of the fountains located to the north end - Fountain of Neptune sculptured by Giacomo della Porta.
Pictures do not reflect the entire beauty and style of this mysthic place .
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