The Altar of the Fatherland (Altare della Patria)

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It is a national monument built in honour of Victor Emmanuel II, the first king of a unified Italy, which is a symbol of Italian Unification. It was designed in 1885, and its construction was completed in 1925.
Today, it is the largest monument built from corpse-white marble imported from Brescia. It features stairways, fountains, Corinthian columns, an equestrian sculpture of Victor Emmanuel II and two statues of the goddess Victoria. It has a total area of 17,000 square metres. In 2007, a panoramic elevator was added to the structure, allowing visitors to ride up to the roof.
Address: Piazza Venezia, Rome
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Amazing...
nins_12 , Mumbai (Bombay), India, 2015-04-14
we didn't visit it from inside as we were dead tired but we did stop here for photography as its very attractive and gives amazing pictures. walk a little far to take photo with the roundabout thats... read full review
Stunning... Just mind blowing
Aishwarya K , London, United Kingdom, 2015-04-11
We were just walking around Rome when we found this. We didn't know what it was so we just walked into it. It seemed boring until we started climbing up the stairs to see the beautiful views. Once we... read full review
Really out of place!
sbspeedo1 , London, United Kingdom, 2015-04-10
A hark back to the facism days, really over the top and out of place and to be honest such a shame as they destroyed so much of the antiquities around to build it. So quite controversial. I'm not... read full review
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  • Marcos, 15-01-2014

    Um dos maiores monumentos que já vi! Vale visitá-lo durante o dia e novamente à noite!

  • Alexandra, 18-09-2013

    Я- фанат этого места! Для меня сильнее всех соборов и строений Рима вместе взятых. Мощно, красиво, аутентично. Прекрасная кафешка на крыше с видом на Рим. ♥

  • Federico, 02-02-2013

    Fantastico...più lo si guarda più è magnifico!!!!

  • Cross Pollinate Travel, 06-11-2012

    The tomb of the unknown soldier and the eternal flame of Rome hold important spots here also and are guarded year round.

  • Mani, 01-11-2012

    Plaza espectacular, para visitarla de dia o de noche, pero fundamental en tu viaje a Roma.

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