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Caritas Fountain

Caritas Fountain

Constructed in the early seventeenth century, this monument sits at the center of Gammel Torv Square. The fountain, a tribute to generousity and charity, features a rendering of the goddess Caritas perched atop a black and gold basin. When the fountain was built, it stood at the intersection of Copenhagen's most important streets. It was once an important part of the city's water supply system. .

 

The Goddess of generosity “Caritas” with her suckling child on her arm is the head figure on the fountain, which is considered to be one of the finest monuments from the renaissance period

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Uploaded on November 27, 2011