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Basilica S. Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri

Via Cernaia, 9 | Piazza della Repubblica, Rome, Italy (Castro Pretorio)
+39 06488 0812
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Ranked #13 of 742 Attractions in Rome
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Churches/ Cathedrals
Traveler Description: Santa Maria degli Angeli  (Our Lady of the Angels and the Martyrs)  Piazza della Repubblica Tel: +39 06 488 0812  Transport : Metro Line A... more »
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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

My partner and I went in here on one of our last days not thinking much of it due to the outside being just red brick and it just doesn't look that impressive. How appearances can be so deceiving. This place wow'd me more than st peters basilica itself and we discovered it was the final piece of architecture designed... More

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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57 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

You read abut theses places but nothing gets you ready for the actual experience of visiting, the meridian line was something else and the decor was un believable could have spent all day here but there are so many other things to see

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Another Church close to our hotel that I can thoroughly recommend to visit. There was a service going on, and so many wonderful things to photograph and enjoy

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Ajijic, Mexico
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85 reviews 85 reviews
34 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

WOW, what a Basilica! Gold was not in short supply when this one was built and letting you wander around, camera in hand was a nice touch. I remember that Florence was not so willing to let you shoot photos.

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USA
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27 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Loved the Basilica, especially the meridian line, which is a bit of a wonder. The design and how Michaelangelo fit it all together the the former Roman baths is interesting as well.

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ESSEX
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

This brilliant basilica is right on a very busy piazza Republicca but once you are inside the peace & quiet hits you. The architect was a certain gentleman named Michelangelo!!! What more is there to say. There is a Meridian line on the floor.

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90 reviews 90 reviews
43 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Be sure to go near the time when the sun sets! It is pretty neat! It's crazy how cool it stays inside these churches! Amazing experience!

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Falls Church VA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Michelangelo designed this church out of the ruins of the baths of Diocletian. In addition to the usual beautiful things to be found, there are some pieces of modern sculpture. Also there is a fascinating statue of Galileo in the courtyard and beyond that a small chapel where there is a Saturday evening Mass in English.

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Makati, Philippines
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126 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This beautiful church was Michelangelo's last commission - he was 86 at that time. The space is massive and magnificent. A walk to the right reveals a 1702 meridian. A beam of sunlight from a small opening in the roof would traverse the meridian and be used to set the Roman time during this period.

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Oslo, Norway
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

A hidden gem really in all beautiful churches and monuments in Rome. This one has a soul and charm and meaning, enchanting and beautiful.

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