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Chiesa di Santa Maria del Popolo

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Chiesa di Santa Maria del Popolo

1,337 Reviews
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Piazza del Popolo 12 Campo Marzio, 00187 Rome Italy
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Flaminio - Piazza del PopoloRome Metro2 min
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Faster Than Skip-the-Line: Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica Tour

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Home to some of the world’s most iconic paintings, the Vatican Museums attract huge crowds. Save yourself hours of waiting by booking this skip-the-line tour of the Sistine Chapel, Raphael’s Rooms, and St. Peter’s Basilica (when the option is selected) in Rome. Early morning and evening tour options mean you can explore the complex during far less crowded time slots. Upgrade to a small-group tour limited to 10 people for a more personalized experience.
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AMohsen wrote a review Jan 2021
Port Said, Egypt391 contributions356 helpful votes
It looks great from the outside and the overall place is picturesque by the architecture and the obelisk and the fountains, but there was no enough time to enter it.
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Date of experience: February 2020
4 Helpful votes
dapper777 wrote a review Aug 2020
Monaco28,494 contributions2,757 helpful votes
Santa Maria del Popolo is one of the most significant buildings of the Roman Renaissance, not only for its architectural features, but also for the paintings and sculptures it houses. The church was built on a small chapel built by the will of Pope Paschal II at the expense of the Roman people (hence the name) on the tombs of the Domizii, Emperor Nero's family. It was probably built as a sign of thanks and gratitude after the taking of the city of Jerusalem, at the end of the first great Crusade. Rebuilt at the end of the fifteenth century at the time of Pope Sixtus IV, it was modified in the seventeenth century and is linked to the names of extraordinary artists such as Raphael who designed the beautiful Chigi Chapel, Sansovino, Bernini and Caravaggio. S. Maria del Popolo is a museum inside a church because it houses works from Pinturicchio, Raphael, Caravaggio, Bernini and many other artists of the Renaissance and of the XVIIth century. It is a church that never tires you even if you have seen it many times. Every time you learn new things about it, inside it and you always love it a little more. Worth experiencing for the emotions it offers.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Noraatc wrote a review Jun 2020
Sudbury, Massachusetts24,074 contributions1,137 helpful votes
It was raining outside so I spent more time than I originally planned admiring Chiesa di Santa Maria del Popolo, a treasure trove of stunning masterpieces by great masters. Caravaggio’s “Conversion of Saul” and “Crusifiction di San Pietro”, Cappella Cybo originally decorated by Pinturicchio, Capella della Rovere with Pinturicchio’s “Nativity” altar and lunette “Story di San Girolamo” and Francesco da Sangallo’s “Monumento di Giovanni De Castro” are just some of the highlights to mention, there are more... And the whole interior is absolutely magnificent. It was no crowds and tourist groups on the day of my visit - what could be better!
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Steveage wrote a review Apr 2020
Rexburg, Idaho3,286 contributions441 helpful votes
The site of this current church, which was built between 1472-1477, was the exact site where emperor Nero was buried. Early in the 11th century a pope had Nero’s body exhumed and burned the remains. This basilica is a who’s who of amazing artists’ works – right in here – for free! Bernini, Caravaggio, Raphael, Pinturicchio… enjoy!
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Malgorzata wrote a review Mar 2020
9,057 contributions1,030 helpful votes
The Basilica of Santa Maria del Popolo is a place not to be missed due to its location on the magnificent Piazza del Popolo and also due of the huge works of art of high value that are present there. The church comes from a small chapel from the 11th century, built at the expense of the Roman people, from which the name comes. Then it was completely rebuilt in the 15th century . In the mid-seventeenth century, Gianlorenzo Bernini gave it a distinct Baroque impression. The interior has the shape of a basilica with three naves, a transept and a semicircular apse, with four side chapels on each side and two important chapels on the left side of the main altar. Inside the church you can find a lot of works of art, primarily at the Cerasi Chapel the works of two fundamental painters of contemporary artistic history, Annibale Caracci with the painting of the altar of the "Assumption of the Virgin", and on the sides two wonderful paintings of Caravaggio, "Crucifixion of Saint Peter" and "Conversion of Saint Paul ". It is such a beautiful church. Definitely worth a visit.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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