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Fontana del Babuino, Rome

Fontana del Babuino - Rome, Italy
Fontana del Babuino
via del Babuino 49, Rome, Italy 00187Map
Neighborhood: Centro Storico

This little fountain, somewhat hidden behind the flocks of scooters that surround it, was dubbed Babuino because of the ugliness of the statue that represents a Sileno with his bagpipe. It was erected during the papacy of Gregory XIII in the second half of the 16th Century and was thought of as a rival to the statua del Pasquino, and the lesser-known Babuinate were rivals to the famous Pasquinate.

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  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks
  • Credit Cards Accepted: mastercard, visa
  • Nearest Train: Spagna
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