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Address: Via del Babuino, 149, 00187 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: 06-
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Greek Byzantin church

The church of St. Athanasius of the Greeks was founded in 1583 by Gregory XIII in service of the Pontifical Greek College. The facade, completed by Martino Longhi the Elder and... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 12, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

The church of St. Athanasius of the Greeks was founded in 1583 by Gregory XIII in service of the Pontifical Greek College. The facade, completed by Martino Longhi the Elder and preceded by a short flight of steps, is flanked by two bell towers covered by domes. It is divided into two orders by a marble cornice; while the lower... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Unexpected for Rome, which is filled with Baroque churches, is this church which is also known as Sant'Atanasio dei Greci, the National Church in Rome of Greece. It is a much simpler design inside than many churches in Rome, but the most notable difference is the use of an iconostasis, a wall separating the nave from the sanctuary. It is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2007

In the via del Babuino, a few blocks from the Spanish Steps, stands a church called Sant’Atanasio. By Roman standards, it seems quite an ordinary church to all appearances: Renaissance, perhaps, of medium size, very like some others not two blocks away. A not-too-florid example of its genre. Mediocre, perhaps. I first went there on a cold, rainy Saturday night... More 

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