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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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We decided to make this our last tourist stop before leaving Roma. I found the way it had been constructed out of the old baths fascinating as it gave you an idea of the size they... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

We decided to make this our last tourist stop before leaving Roma. I found the way it had been constructed out of the old baths fascinating as it gave you an idea of the size they actually were. Although not particularly attractive on the outside - just wait until you get inside - WOW! For a seemingly small basilica we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Like the title suggests, this basilica isn't as well publicised as others, but it is still very interesting and the artwork inside is beautifully done.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

This church is beautiful inside and out. Legend has it that a freak snowstorm left snow in the pattern of the outline of the foundation. However it was laid out, it is worth walking about the outside and studying the fine architecture and design. The interior is also beautiful but perhaps the main draw is the reliquary under the main... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

A beautiful experience! After Mass we were able to stroll thru the Basilica and admire the beautiful art work and sculpture. If you are anywhere near it do not pass up the opportunity to view this ancient house of worship!

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millom cumbria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

The Basilica is a must to visit. It's very close to the termini so very easy to find. There is plenty of ancient and modern statues to see inside. The ceiling is magnificent.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

Great to see the ancient Terme that were turned into a Renaissance church, some say by Michelangelo. It is a pretty church, but what is most interesting is seeing the underlying architectural structure of the ancient Roman baths.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I went to the Basilica of Santa Maria degle Angeli dei Martiri for Palm Sunday mass. All of the tourists and their noise was very annoying and distracting, but the church was so much more beautiful during the Holy Mass, when it is serving its purpose.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Basilica Santa Maria degli Angeli dei Martiri is the most beautiful church in Rome. It was designed by Michelangelo, it is so quiet and magnificent.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

On the other side of the Piazza Repubblica roundabout is the Basilica Santa Maria degli Angeli dei Martiri. One entrance of the Basilica is built into the former walls of Diocletian’s Baths, so that, in itself, makes for an interesting facade, couple that with the truly amazing modern bronze doors which have very different sculptures attached and it should indicate... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This attraction was close to our hotel (Yes Hotel) so we used the time before our flight home to pay a visit. Boy were we glad we did - lovely church and would recommend finding time to visit. Absolutely loved everything about Rome, it is a stunning city - even the sardine can Metro at rush hour !!

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