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Piazza della Minerva, Rome, Italy
Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
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Reviewed 2 November 2017

An obelisk astride an elephant designed by Bernini. So much to think about it and what it says about Bernini's views on religion. Strange and beautiful at the same time

Thank Chinapjs
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Obelisco della Minerva is a lovely sculpture in a nice setting, near the Pantheon. The obelisk stands on an elephant, which is quite lovely as well.

Thank Dimitris L
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

A small gem behind the pantheon and in front of the Santa Maria church: not only is a welk sculpted elephant with an excavated Egyptian obelisk on its back nice to behold, but it is a Bernini sculpture as well!

Thank 542mabo
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Near the Pantheon, this obelisk is unique because of its elephant base. I enjoyed just seeing it and taking a few photos. You will too.

Thank Paul L
Reviewed 26 August 2017

The obelisk is on the top of a lovely elephant statue of Bernini. Just behind the Pantheon. If you visit the Church Santa Maria sopra Minerva you can't miss it.

Thank 545medva
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Lots and lots of obelisks in Rome - this one is very near the Pantheon . Fairly small but interesting due to the elephant

Thank markoBRISTOL
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

The Roman emperor's had a fascination with Egypt and the conquering of this country and the most sought after war trophy to be had was an obelisk and the obelisk in Piazza Della Minerva is one of the most beautiful. This obelisk has the wonderful...More

Thank Neil K
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Rome is full of Obelisks, and although I haven't seen them all, this one was not in my top 10 and to be honest, I think Minerva's obelisk needed some cleaning, plus the area around the Piazza was quite dirty. The Municipio workers need to...More

Thank Allan M
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

So, you are on your way to the Pantheon & turn a corner to find this beautiful elephant with an obelisk on top. Then you over hear a couple talking about the origins & this made me smile. Apparently, the sculptor's rival lived in this...More

Thank Clare G
Reviewed 22 January 2017

One cannot help but smile from this whimsical lovely elephant, designed by Bernini. The obelisk and the elephant are located in the middle of the square, next to the church, near the Pantheon.

Thank TheShis
Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
With three of Rome’s most beloved piazzas within a
five-minute walk of each other, the
Navona/Pantheon/Campo area may be the prettiest and
most picturesque area of the city. Join the beautiful
throngs hanging out in cafes, boutiques, art
galleries, and wine bars, or peek at a neighbourhood
museum or monument. If you want nonstop movida, the
streets here are busy with chic bicyclists and Vespa
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