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Castor and Pollux

J5 Piazza del Quirinale @ H, 40, 64, 70, 170 and many routes along Via del Tritone

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t Statue of Castor and his horse in the Piazza del Quirinale

Castor and Pollux and their prancing horses stand in the Piazza del Quirinale. Over 5.5 m (18 ft) high, these statues are huge Roman copies of 5th-century BC Greek originals. They once stood at the entrance to the nearby Baths of Constantine. Pope Sixtus V had them restored and placed here in 1588. They gave the square its familiar name of Monte Cavallo (horse hill).

The obelisk between them was brought ...

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