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Santa Maria della Vittoria

Via XX Settembre 17, 00187 Rome, Italy
+39 06 42740571
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Ranked #14 of 688 attractions in Rome
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Churches/ Cathedrals
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57 reviews 57 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

the church is closed to republica metro station,just 10min walk or less.we've searched all the Bernini works before going to Rome, and the Ecstasy of St Teresa is here.just a coin to let the light shining it and it's stunning.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Amazing church, worth a visit. Make sure to check opening times, as we found it was closed for most of the afternoon (12 till 15.30) and then only open till 18.00.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Stunning views from the top reached by paying for the lift. Information well presented. One of the better sites for maintenance, atmosphere etc.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014 via mobile

The first church we stopped to look in when we arrived in Rome, and what a treasure. The first and best, bar none, and that includes St Peter's. From the outside, you could pass it by without so much as a glance. Call in - you will not be disappointed.

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Moscow, Moscow City, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

I wanted to visit the church after watching Angels&Demons movie. Anyway it was fun and interesting. The story tells that St, Teresa had dream of an angel that pierced her and she fell in ecstasy. You will see a statue with her and an angel on the left side. Interesting. Bernini's work. Worth to see. And other his masterpieces as... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

The church is open from 7-12 and then from 3:30 to 7. Spend the .5 euro to light up Bernini's statue. St. Teresa has just been stabbed with God's arrow of fire. The angel pulls it out and watches her reaction. She swoons, eyes roll back and her lips part. Actual sunlight pours through the alabaster windows as if from... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Roman churches are one of the major attractions for tourists and this one is obviously in the higher ranges for the scorecards . The beautiful ceiling of Santa Maria della Vittoria and the dome of this church alone would make it worth a visit, but the maincentre of attraction is the exclusive Bernini statue and the Ecstasy of Saint Teresa.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Another on the path of Illumination, originally went in to see Bernini's Ecstasy of St Teresa, but was pleasantly surprised by the rest of the church. Stunning artwork decorates the walls and ceiling, well worth viewing.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Well worth the walk from Roma Termini or Republicca Metro stop to see Bernini's sculpture "The Ecstasy of St Teresa." No flash photography is allowed in the church, but for 50 euro a light can be turned on highlighting the sculpture.

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Chipping Ongar, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Every time I come to Rome I find time to spend at this gorgeous little church that ,for me, sums up what Rome is all about. Stunning frescos ,artwork and of course the fabulous Bernini sculpture . The whole church is a glorious work of art ,mind blowing ceiling decoration that matches anything you find in Florence.

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