Language variant : Church of Saint Charles at the Four Fountains
Architect : Borromini, Francesco
Locality : Roma
Country : Italy
Building style : Baroque
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The Church of Saint Charles at the Four Fountains (also called San Carlino) is a Roman Catholic church designed by the architect Francesco Borromini. It was his first independent commission. It is an iconic masterpiece of Baroque architecture, built as part of a complex of monastic buildings on the Quirinal Hill for the Spanish Trinitarians, an order dedicated to the freeing of Christian slaves. He received the commission in 1634, under the patronage of Cardinal Francesco Barberini, whose palace was across the road. However, this financial backing did not last and subsequently the building project suffered various financial difficulties. It is one of at least three churches in Rome dedicated to San Carlo, including San Carlo ai Catinari and San Carlo al Corso.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Carlo_alle_Quattro_Fontane#cite_note-0 (July 25, 2011).
Ed. Katriina Puputti