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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
Phone Number: +39 06488 0812
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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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Breathtaking !

What amazed me about this Renaissance church, apart from its beauty, was that it was designed by Michelangelo. It looks much smaller from the outside than it appears from inside... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What amazed me about this Renaissance church, apart from its beauty, was that it was designed by Michelangelo. It looks much smaller from the outside than it appears from inside. Gorgeous marble, statues and art everywhere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Situated in the old baths of Diocletian just off the Piazza del Repubblica. This is a church that is well worth a visit (can be combined with Santa Maria Maggiore and Santa Maria della Vittoria) converted under the guidance of Michelangelo.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our hotel was near here so we attended Sunday mass and walked around after. There are no tourists allowed to take pictures during mass, they have it roped off. Nice basilica that looks smaller then it really is. Beautiful on the inside and small group for mass but it was a great visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The size of this church is amazing. The transept seems to be as long as the nave so the overall impression is one of huge size. Check out the history of the Diocletian baths at the separate museum at the back and also the meridian line on the floor of the church to measure the angle of the sun and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very enjoyable experience, if you like to tour and view alters this is the place for you! Remember to look up!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a unique Renaissance church in Rome. 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. Like most churches in Rome, Santa Maria degli Angeli is filled with art and monumental tombs and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This church is located on the massive Diocletian baths complex. Really impressive building and amazing to imagine how huge the Diocletian bath complex really was. Another slice of roman history.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great Architecture! But there are many other churches much better to visit. You can visit if walking around.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Bare the church’s walls of all their Christian decoration, and you will be left with the frigidarium of the Baths of Diocletian, the largest public baths in Rome. Michelangelo used this part of the existing structure to accommodate the church. The space is impressive even nowadays, and it gives you a feeling of how imperial buildings must have looked like.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Santa Maria degli Angeli e die Marteri is a beautiful, light filled church. It was built using part of the ancient (298-306) Terme Diocleziano, which is an interesting structure itself. It has a very interesting Meridian Line, a sort of solar calendar, used to tell when various church holidays were.

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