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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 754 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
24 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

This was a beautiful church, not one that was on any tour. I just happened upon it walking near my hotel...and as most things that you find while out walking in a new place, it was poetic. There is a beautiful sculpture used to measure light/time inside the church, and it incorporates science and religion. It was truly a beautiful... More

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coulsdon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Gorgeous little basilica which we stumbled on. Seems like I had a calling to go inside! Turned out to be the statue of Stanctus Bruno for some strange reason. Huge organ. Beautiful ceilings. Just take a wander around for 10 minutes!

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Boulder, Cororado, USA
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103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

This was one of Michelangelo's last works; the transformation of this Roman basilica into a gorgeous church. The basilica was formerly part of the major thermal baths near the main train station. We so enjoyed our visit that we stopped in again as we were walking in the neighborhood. Everything about the church is magnificent.

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Ellicott City, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

We were to catch a train to the Rome airport in the afternoon. With a few hours to spare, we stumbled into a structure right across the Roman Termini. We ended up inside of Michelangelo's last architectural work, completed when he was 86. The Basilica did not have an impressive facade. We went in through a small backdoor, which led... More

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knoxville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

This basilica is a converted Roman bath. From the outside you would surely pass it by for the more magnificent cathedrals in Rome. Don't make that mistake! This is truly magnificent on the inside and may be my favorite in Rome. Designed by Michelangelo in his 88th year of life, this is breathtaking in its elaborate interior, frescos, vaulted ceilings... More

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Full of people but I liked mathematical designed found all over. Knowing this building stands for centuries I felt so fantastic. Well maintained. Shhhh - if you talk too much they will announce in multiple languages - please do not talk.. :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Vast, beautiful church. Very impressive space and history within. We thought it was most outstanding church in Rome, except for the Vatican. Interesting to imagine the baths and changes that have been made over the centuries.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Not just another beautiful vast Basilica, this one contains a meridian line on the floor and a "pinhole" high on a wall. Fascinating to anyone with an interest in astronomy

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We came across this beautiful basilica by chance. We just thought we would go in as my guide book explained it is built on the ruins of a Roman Bath. I was so glad we did as it is huge and very beautiful. Peaceful and full of beautiful art work. I was also pleased to find out that it was... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

It has a very unassuming entrance, but once you enter it is beautiful. The quite, cool atmosphere is was a nice respite for someone trying to do Rome in a day.

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