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At the SE corner of piazza di Spagna we noticed another tall column. It’s called Colonna dell'Immacolata (column of the Immaculate conception ). The column was found in 1777 under a monastery and Pope Pius IX used it as a monument to Virgin Mary in 1857 to commemorate the dogma of the immaculate conception. That’s why they topped the column with a bronze statue of Virgin Mary (made by Giuseppe Obici). There are also some sculptures at the bottom of the column like King David (made by Tadolini)

There’s a ceremony in front of the column every year on December 8 when the pop crowns the statue of Virgin Mary with a garland of flowers, that must be interesting to see although I guess it will be packed with people.

Address: Piazza di Spagna
Phone: +39 090 8388 1200

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  • Written Mar 20, 2011
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