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Palazzo Pamphilj, Rome

Palazzo Pamphilj is situated on Piazza Navona in Rome. This palace is an excellent example of the medieval Roman architecture.  

The palace was built between the years of 1644 and 1650 by Pope Innocent X, born Giovanni BattistaPamphilj. The palace was given as a present to Pope’s sister-in-law Olimpia Maidalchini, who was a very powerful woman in Roman politics. The best architects of those times worked hard on this present. Francesco Borromini created its oval staircases and the main hall, the facades of the palace is the work of Girolamo Rainaldi. Numerous halls and rooms of Palazzo are beautifully decorated with the frescoes of many famous artists.

Nowadays the building is a private estate of Brazil. Since 1920, the building houses the embassy of this country. But the fantastic facades of Palazzo Pamphilj, which have become the model of the medieval Baroque, are open for public viewing.

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