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Basilica di Sant'Andrea delle Fratte

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Address: Via di Capo le Case, 00187 Rome, Italy
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They call it the Roman Lourdes

The angel sculptures of Bernini aren’t his best work, but are still worth seeing. The main attraction of this church though is that it is known as the Roman Lourdes, since the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

The angel sculptures of Bernini aren’t his best work, but are still worth seeing. The main attraction of this church though is that it is known as the Roman Lourdes, since the Virgin Mary appeared here in the 19th century. It wasn’t packed with tourists either like some of the other more famous churches and basilicas.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

If you are interested in art and in beautiful roman basilicas, you cannot miss the extraordinary gem which is the parochial basilica of S. Andrea delle Fratte, near Piazza di Spagna. Once the church of the Scottish community, it was handed over to the religious order of the friars of St. Francis from Paola, who have been keeping it for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We visited here in October 2013. We were near the Spanish steps and walked down via Propoganda to note the facade of the Palazzo which was one of the last works of Borromini (1665). Nearby is the church Sant'Andrea delle Fratte, the dome being also built by Borromini in 1691. We decided to look inside but being night time, the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This is a beautiful baroque style church. There is a lot of history in this church. The main attraction is the 2 Bernini Angel marble sculptures that are inside. These were originally for the Ponte Sant'Angelo bridge. They were removed & put in this church & replications of these 2 angels, not done by Bernini, were put on the bridge.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This basilica is completely beautiful, but it's a must see for the two Bernini angel sculptures. The angels were designed for the Ponte Sant Angelo but the pope decided they were too beautiful to leave outside in the elements. Eventually, they made their way to this church, and they are so serene and beautiful - some of Bernini's best work.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

Was very surprised how lovely this church was especially considering how non-descript it is from the outside. Rule number one folks: do not judge these churches by their exteriors because inside is truly a work of art. The only thing frustrating for this was that we first visited while it was closed for siesta. But once we came back and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

This church is indeed special in part for the events that occurred here. There are two busts prominent on each side of a beautiful small altar. One is of St. Maximillian Kolbe who wished to have his very fist mass here and second, that of Alphonse (Marie) Ratisbonne who had an instant conversion and infusion of knowledge when the Virgin... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

But what good fortune! There are two Bernini angels here, and they are magnificent. What Bernini couId do with marble is beyond human comprehension, in my opinion. Apparently, his home was nearby so the ruling pope allowed the statures to remain. We have been here on our last two visits to Rome and will certainly return when we come back... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

We stopped here because of the conversion story of Marie Alphonse Ratisbonne. I believe his vision of Mary is the only approved apparition of Mary in Rome. This is also the church where St Maximilian Kolbe celebrated his first Mass in Rome. It is a holy place. Quiet and dark it makes for a wonderful opportunity of introspection and prayer.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

I am biased regarding this church. Many years ago I happened on it when the sun was streaming through an upper window and lighting up one of Bernini's angels like he was on fire from within. Every time I am in Rome I visit. It is a small church, indistinct on the outside, and close to the Spanish Steps. Inside... More 

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