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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 #14 of 777 Attractions in Rome
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Churches/ Cathedrals, Cultural
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Owner description: Spectacular church full of breathtaking statues and paintings. Located near the Termini station in Rome, this church is guaranteed to leave you gasping in admiration.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

The church is actually named in honor of seven angels and martyrs. Originally thermal baths, Michaelangelo transformed the area into this exquisite church. Some of the unforgettable paintings include: "The Presentation of the Virgin Mary at tthe Temple", "The Immaculate", and "The Baptism of Jesus". A marbled head of St. John at the entrance is breathtaking.

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Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Believe you me! You wouldn't think there is anything to see. Facing one of the most breathtaking fountains in Rome, this hidden treasure of a Church will have you kneeling and praising not only the Angels and the Martyrs, but also the artists behind its breathtaking statues, frescas and gold trimmings. Hidden behind a black iron double-door entrance, this holy... More

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Fatima, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

You look at it from the outside and is a ruin. You go inside and it's a huge Basilica, worth seeing.

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

This is a very unassuming basilica from the outside, but just a beautiful interior designed by Michelangelo. So glad we stopped in to see it. It is located near the Piazza de la Republica.

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Daventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

This beautiful basilica is well worth a visit, it is very ornate and has some amazing statues. Photograph the ceiling, it is fantastic the way someone has so skilfully painted it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

we had this beautiful Basilica recommended by some people we'd met on a tour a few days previously. the link between science and religion was wonderful to see, and such a lovely building give anyone who visits the time to reflect and enjoy, not just at eye level but looking up to the wonderful windows too.

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Windsor, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

A beautiful structure that literally takes your breath away. We highly recommend you include this basilica if you plan to see some of the churches in Rome.

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Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

One of the last architectural jobs by Michaelangelo although only his roof remains. You will not believe the inside of this Basilica from looking at the outside. The place seems to grow as you walk into it with beautiful floors and walls. Amazing place with absolutely no crowds.

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

History, art, and science meet in a classic Renaissance church. Amazing. Built over part of the Diocletian Baths. We were surprised to be treated to an organ concert that evening in the church.

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Cape Town
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

They were playing the huge organ when we were there and it was absolutely beautiful. Of all the churches we saw in Rome and Spain this one was the one we felt Gods presence the most.

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