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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 #16 of 687 attractions in Rome
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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Leicester, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Really loved this church..a well worth visit! The walls and floor paintings were breath taking. It is free to go into, but at the entrance there is a man that stands there with a little dish and asks for donations for the church. We did not mind donating a little money.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Our tour guide from Scooteroma recommended this, we wouldn't have known about it without his recommendation. It is beautiful and we found it more moving than the larger, more touristy churches. Other visitors respected the silence and it made it more enjoyable to take in the beauty of the Basilica. Well worth a visit.

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Madrid, Spain
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

This "Basilica" was not in our initial plan for Rome, but we entered there because it was in our way back to the shuttling bus stop to the airport, and it was an amazing visit. I really love the astronomy and the ancient techniques for counting the days, and inside this Basilica there's a huge and amazing solar calendar, able... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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123 attraction reviews
200 helpful votes 200 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

This very unique looking church is open Monday - Saturday from 7-6:30 and most of the day on Sunday. The curved brick facade was once part of the steamed room of the ancient baths. The Baths of Diocletian was built in 300 A.D. and is part of the church. In the main hall, the eight red granite columns are from... More

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Hilversum
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Impressive high ceiling, very big. Inside the church is very basic, but you will find an interesting horoscope pavement in the church.

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Venice, Italy
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11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Extremely beautiful and free to enter. Hostel receptionist recommended stopping by and I'm so glad I did. The stained glass window in the ceiling of the entry area is stunning. The whole interior is very ornate but somehow light and airy as well.

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Buderim, Queensland
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

It doesn't look anything from the outside but enter and you will be blown away. This was Michaelangelo's last work and what a work it is. He has the entire Meridian across the floor in marble, simply mindbending, this is my second visit and hopefully it won't be my last. Enjoy!

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Just happened to pass this place and went in because a tour party did. Absolutely amazing interior, do NOT be put off by the exterior which, frankly, looks a falling-down brick-yard. Look for your star sign on the floor and read the explanation of the star-line!

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Germany
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014 via mobile

Stumbled on this fantastic church quite by accident. Built on thes site of the ancient baths by Michelangelo. Beautiful and simplistic compared with some of the other churches in Rome. The exhibition of Michelangelo's designs fot the church were fascinating!

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London, UK
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7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

The surviving portions of enormous ancient Roman baths, later converted into a Christian church and decorated by Michelangelo. Truly awe-inspiring spaces that provide an overwhelming sense of the scale of ancient Rome. It should be at the top of your list when you visit this beautiful city.

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