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Quattrocanti Palermo (Four Corners)

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Via Vittorio Emanuele, 80146 Palermo PA, Italy
+39 091 585172
http://www.cittametropolitana.pa.it/turismo/tesori_d_arte_a_palermo/00015716_Quattro_Canti__Four_Corners.html
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Quattro Canti is a Baroque square in Palermo, officially known as Piazza Vigliena. The piazza is octagonal, four sides being the streets; the remaining four sides are Baroque buildings, the ... Read more
near-identical facades of which contain fountains with statues of the four seasons, the four Spanish kings of Sicily, and of the patronesses of Palermo.

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San Francisco
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The best corner of Palermo! So beautiful to examine the four different corners and their meanings -- symmetrical but also not. Tons of great food right off the square as well.

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New York City

Architecture becomes art - this central intersection is a beautiful place to stand, where you can look down four roads (symbolizing 4 roads of life? probably just me being overly poetic) and watch the sun glinting off building facades.

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San Francisco
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Also known as the Quattro Canti, Piazza Vigliana is the Baroque square with four statues surrounding a major intersection. The artwork is amazing and it looks cool, only there are so many cars that it's difficult to enjoy them. This is perhaps the only "piazza" I've ever seen where you can't actually walk in the middle of it. It's worth checking out, however, as this intersection is very much a notable site in Palermo's Centro Storico.

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The Quattro Canti (Four Corners), is the center of Palermo. Located at the intersection of Corso Vittorio Emanuele and Via Maqueda, you can look from this spot down the broad boulevards and see the hills and the sea in the distance. The intersection forms a circle, with the facade of each building forming part of the arc. Throughout the day the sun moves, illuminating each panel of this living work of art.

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Old City center MUST SEE

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Beautiful!

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São Paulo

Overwhelming site!

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Aliases: Piazza Vigliana , Piazza Vigliena

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