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Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri

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Address: Piazza della Repubblica | Piazza della Repubblica, Rome, Italy
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Spectacular church full of breathtaking statues and paintings. Located near...

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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Unbelievable Interior!

Designed by Michelangelo, it was built inside the Roman walls of the Baths of Diocletian. It is dedicated to the Virgin Mary, to the angels, and to the Christian slaves who died... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Designed by Michelangelo, it was built inside the Roman walls of the Baths of Diocletian. It is dedicated to the Virgin Mary, to the angels, and to the Christian slaves who died building the baths. It's a shame a later architect came along and moved the entrance over to one of the transept arms and spoiled the effect. The church... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Basilica Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri (Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels and the Martyrs) was dedicated to Virgin Mary and all the Angles and Martyrs. The basilica was designed by Michelangelo as a part of a Roman bath complex, which has become Michelangelo's unconventional masterpiece. The basilica is located at Piazza della Republica across the piazza... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A complete must see! You will be astounded! The place is huge! The dome is high enough to fit the statue of liberty inside it with room to spare!

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My wife and I have passed right by the Basilica Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri on Piazza della Repubblica many times over the past almost 20 years, but we never even noticed it. It was built (partially by Michelangelo) and is virtually hidden away in the former frigidarium area of the Baths of Diocletian on the northeast side... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Of all the churches that we visited in Rome, this one stood out as very interesting. This church was one of the most fascinating I’ve ever visited. The Historic preservation and architecture were very unique! I don’t think you can miss it while in Rome.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful church – vast inside as all churches in Rome seem to be! Visited from 1130 - 1220 but did not see the sun on the sundial despite being a very sunny day?!!! This place really needs to put up more signage around the sundial to explain what is going on and the history. There is a small explanation in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels and the Martyrs is a titular basilica church in Rome. Built inside the frigidarium of the Baths of Diocletian in the Piazza della Repubblica. The basilica is dedicated to the Christian martyrs. At Santa Maria degli Angeli, Michelangelo achieved an unexampled sequence of shaped architectural spaces with few precedents or followers. In... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017 via mobile

We didn't even know to come here. We were staying in the area and happened to just wander inside. The outside is very unappealing but step inside and it is gorgeous. The paintings, marble floors, the grandeur is fantastic! Can't be missed! Probably my favorite church besides St. Peter's. After going to so many churches in Rome this is a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

A very un-assuming church from the outside but what history lies within. Galileo's pendulum, the meridian line and the Diocletian Baths. A must see for Historians

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017

From the outside it doesn´t say much, but that is the problem with many of the roman churches, and once inside you can see how wrong you were. Located just on the same grounds than the old Baths of Diocletian, and in the Piazza da Republica. It is big, suntuous, and it has an interesting solar orientation, whose meaning you... More 

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