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Basilica S. Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri

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Address: Via Cernaia, 9 | Piazza della Repubblica, Rome, Italy
Phone Number: +39 06488 0812
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Description: Spectacular church full of breathtaking statues and paintings. Located...
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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A brake from the city

If you need a break from the noise and all the people I Rome, then visit this lovely church. It is very beautiful and quite. We went there because we had some time to kill before... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

If you need a break from the noise and all the people I Rome, then visit this lovely church. It is very beautiful and quite. We went there because we had some time to kill before going back home. And must say that it was worth it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

This was michelangelo's last monument built to incorporare diocleatian baths. Worth a visit if you are around Termini or the national museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

By looking at the outside you would never dream what beauty lies behind the facade. We were both amazed by this basillica, it is stunning.Apparently it was built on the ruins of the Baths of Dicoletian, and Michelangelo designed it the year before he passed away. There is a wonderful Pendulum and also a Meridian that has the twelve signs... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

If you see only one Basilica while in Rome make it Basilica S. Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri. Santa Maria degli Angeli was the official state church during the Kingdom of Italy. I would rate this church as second only to the Vatican. It contains the meridian solar line made by Francesco Bianchini. We were there in April so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

This basilica does not have a significant presence from the outside, but wait until you go inside, its magnificent, breath taking. within the building there is a good pictorial and editorial record of the conversion of the roman baths into the basilica, very good description and pics of teh transformation. All up well worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

is one of the more beautiful churches with a median line sundial. Free, nice toilets. also a stunning sculpture of a marble head by a polish sculpturer

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I only happened upon this basilica by accident. I was on a 'hop on hop off' bus and thought I would love to look inside. I wasn't disappointed. It is stunning! Not too crowded either. I was at the end of my trip on the last day and didn't have enough time to do it justice though. I wish I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

One of the best basilicas in Rome. and it's located right next to them Metro station and a very nice fountain.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

This basilica is not as crowded as others. On a Sunday evening at 5.30 pm there is an organ recital which is wonderful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Peaceful. Beautiful angel holy water stoops sculptured in marble. If you get the chance to go through the sacristy and visit the chapel beyond do (Saturday Vigil Mass) it is out of this world with frescos galore.

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