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Minerva Square

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Overview

Title
Minerva Square
Author
carol_79
Rating
3.00
Year
-
Cost
-
Average visit time
15 minutes
Address
38 Piazza della Minerva, 00186 Rome RM
Hours of operation
Always

Description

Minerva Square derives its name from the temple of Minerva, built by Emperor Domitian, which used to be in the square. Today , there are marks on the facade of the church indicating the height reached by the flooding of the Tiber: the highest markings, about 20 meters, indicates the level of the flood in 1598. In front of the church, in the center of the square, there's a small obelisk of Minerva (high about 5 metres) brought from Egypt. It was found by the Dominicans of Santa Maria above Minerva to the monastery garden and the elephant that supports the obelisk was designed by Bernini.

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