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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 735 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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Sydney, Australia
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78 reviews 78 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This church is built into the remnants of the giant Roman baths. It's incredible, so much history, so much art. it's truly beautiful and intriguing! You could spend HOURS here.

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Erie PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Every time we are in Rome I enjoy visiting this Basilica, not just because Michaelangelo desinged it, but because it is a beautiful space. On this last visit we were treated to an impromptu organ concert.

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Perth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We came across this basilica by accident when we first arrived in rome and wandered in with no expectations. It was beautiful and free - we were happy to give a donation. Lovely first experience and so far the best.

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Centreville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

While the outer facade was destroyed in the 20th century and is not majestic by any means, when you step inside prepare to be amazed. At age 86 Michelangelo was put in charge of designing and building S. Maria degli Angeli. The space is massive and magnificent. (The modest dress requirements were inforced by a staffperson after entering so be... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We spotted this from our bus tour. It looks little from the outside but it is large and amazing inside. On the floor it has the symbols of the zodiac and this was used to tell the time and months. The artwork and craftings are wonderful and the gardens are amazing.

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Woodridge, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

I have been here several times in the past, too. On this occasion, we performed a Mozart concert open to the public with the National Italian Television Orchestra. Beautiful setting for such beautiful music!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW via mobile

It looked okay at the outside but we went inside, it was amazing. You have to go here! Just be careful with this one man at the entrance. When we visited this basilica recently, this man was standing at the entrance and holding a small basket asking for donation. He pushed the basket to my arm when asking for the... More

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Moscow, Moscow City, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Well worth a visit. The frescos and the organ are majestic. A word of warning: they will eventually ask you to leave if you are wearing revealing clothes.

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

While it's not much to look at from the outside, this church is perfect for a quick visit and to help you get a sense of how grand the Roman baths used to be because it is built within the walls of a former Roman bath complex. Located just a block from Termini (the main train station, which, by the... More

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Vancouver
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The complex is huge, but weren't open to the public, only the church itself, which is bright, large and not as filled with art and relics as other roman churches. The coolest part is the Galilieo floor "calendar" and the front doors are pretty funky too!

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