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Chiesa di Santa Maria Maddalena

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Address: Piazza della Maddalena, 53, 00186 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: 96/899281
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One of the most beautiful churches I've ever seen

Not commonly listed amongst top sites, we happened across this church while walking in the neighborhood. The outside didn't look like much, but we were killing time and seeking... read more

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

Not commonly listed amongst top sites, we happened across this church while walking in the neighborhood. The outside didn't look like much, but we were killing time and seeking shelter from the cold, so we thought, 'Why not?' So glad we decided to go in because it was absolutely gorgeous. Probably my favorite of all the churches we saw on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We happened upon this beautiful, serene church near the Pantheon. Truly breathtaking with "The Virtues" an amazing feature. Don't miss on any tour of Roman churches.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We came across this church while wandering near the Pantheon. It was the first church we came across and boy did it set the expectations high for churches in Rome. I know they are all as beautiful as the next, but there was something special about this one. If you are in the area, you should stop by.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Not far from the Pantheon is this amazing baroque church. It is also the final resting place of St. Camillus. To the left of the main altar is a reliquary chapel with a mediaeval statue of St. Mary Magdalen. This church is also very peaceful. A good place to stop to pray or for a moment's silence.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Located near the Pantheon so we went inside as we passed. Absolutely stunningly beautiful interior that you could look at for hours. Dont miss it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

This magnificent Baroque church with its stunning façade holds the tomb of Saint Camillus de Lellis, the Patron of healthcare workers. The church is absolutely over-the-top in its adornments. The allegorical statues around the nave are especially beautiful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

This church has a magnificent, elaborate facade and is a lovely pale yellow. Inside, the church has particularly rich Rococo decoration and a beautiful ceiling. The church is dedicated to Mary Magdalen, and also contains the tomb of Saint Camillus, who dedicated his life to helping the sick (the red cross in the stained glass window was his symbol). There's... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013 via mobile

The modern sculpture in the chapel of the saint is superb. It is a pity that there is not sny information provided as to the artist.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

This magnificent Baroque church with its stunning facade holds a great treasure: inside this church is the tomb of Saint Camillus de Lellis, the Patron Saint of Healthcare Workers. His life was a shining example of Christian charity and selflessness. The church itself is absolutely exquisite in its ornamentation, and though the church is rather small compared to others in... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

A few blocks east of the northern end of Piazza Navona, you encounter the small but nice Santa Maria Maddalena church, located in the small Plaza della Maddalena. It is the facade that makes you stop and take notice here. It is a lovely yellow facade that is very attractive, particularly in the day light. At night, they flood the... More 

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