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Bernini's Elephant, Rome

Bernini's Elephant - Rome, Italy
Bernini's Elephant
piazza Della Minerva 42, Rome, Italy 00186Map
+39 06 48 8991
Neighborhood: Centrum
Overview

Bernini's Elephant is a grand white marble sculpture of an elephant, with its trunk swung sideways, and the tall obelisk (sundial) on its back. Sculpted by Giano Lorenzo Barnini in 1667, this towering monument is a fine example of the artist's sense of balance and symmetry. The majestic elephant with it's detailed features and the finesse of the sculpture at large is sure to leave you spellbound. This stunning masterpiece stands in the square right opposite to the Santa Maria sopra Minerva Church and the obelisk's shadow tells the onlooker the exact time of the day. There are ten other obelisks scattered across this grand old empire.

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  • Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks
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