Rome - Marc Haegeman Photography

Dome of San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane

San Carlo (completed in 1667) on the Quirinale is one of Francesco Borromini's finest creations. Borromini's mastery of shapes and light in a relatively small space is astonishing. In a ravishingly virtuosic hierarchical construction the oval dome, lit by masked windows, is crowned by a lantern which, with its symbol of the Holy Trinity, shines brightest of all.

San Carlo alle Quattro Fontanebaroque architectureQuirinaleFrancesco Borrominichurchesdomecupola