A Tourist in Rome - Fountain of the Pantheon
|Location:||Beneath the Macuteo Obelisk in front of the Pantheon|
|Metro:||None, maybe Spagna. An alternate is to take Bus 40 or 64 (get off at Largo di Torre Argentina, then walk north from there).|
|Time:||about 10 minutes|
|Hours:||Viewable at any time, well lit at night|
The Fountain of the Pantheon was first created by Giacomo della Porta around 1575, and modified to the present design in 1711 by Filippo Barignoni. Four dolphins are found at the corners of the base of the Macuteo Obelisk, with four gargoyles in a layer below them. The dolphins and the gargoyles have jets which land in a pool about 4 feet off the ground. The gargoyles are eerily-lit at night.