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Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri

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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.
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
Piazza Della Repubblica, 00185 Rome, Italy
+39 06 488 0812
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Reviewed yesterday

Rome is full of churches. So why is this one so special? Many reasons. It was built in the ruins of a roman bath. It was designed by Michelangelo. It has a gorgeous stained glass dome in the entryway made to look like the heavens....More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago

this place looks like a ruin from the outside but its been used by the monarchy of italy to get married . Its phenomenal inside . we walked past it three times and never went in but got it recommended and it was amazing .......More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This church is fascinating for two reasons, firstly it was built on the ruins of Diocletian's Roman Baths; secondly it was designed by Michelangelo. Although the church is huge, it only occupies the central hall of the Roman Baths (the frigidarium - cold plunge room)....More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Be surprised by what lies behind the exterior and come inside to this treasure of history, art, astronomy, science and humanity. You will be happy to spend time within these remarkable walls of time.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

there is nothing special from the outside but as soon as you walk in the wow factor really hits you i think its the largest Church i have ever entered this is a must on places to visit when in rome

Date of experience: February 2019
3  Thank bas t
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We just happened upon this church and were blown away. So many interesting details. Make sure and read all the information in the small room just off to the side Very interesting astrology information

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank 301ericw
Reviewed February 8, 2019

This is the Basilica of Saint Mary of the Angels and Martyrs. It has a non-descript exterior but a spectacular interior. Don't miss the lifesize sculptures carved into the two giant doors as you enter. This place for some reason is not mentioned really in...More

Date of experience: January 2019
3  Thank finesilver
Reviewed February 2, 2019 via mobile

We agreed to meet a guide for another tour outside this Church. Having arrived early we decided to take a look inside. Wow we are pleased we did. The exterior is typical of Roman Baths but the inside is both beautiful and fascinating. There are...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Simon65Tracey
Reviewed January 20, 2019 via mobile

As they say, “don’t judge a book...” this Basilica looks more like a kiln complex than one of the oldest churches in Rome. It is a massive building and breathtaking internally. With so many religious buildings in the city, it’s hard to compare but you...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Margherita_Lover
Reviewed January 17, 2019 via mobile

It doesn’t look much from the outside but the inside is just absolutely breathtaking. The art work on the ceilings is just amazing. Such a peaceful place

Date of experience: January 2019
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Old school vibe from the very beginning is the only
way to describe the Esquilino neighborhood. The
Esquilino takes pride in being one of the oldest areas
in Rome for its key location on one of the city’s
famous seven hills. From an ancient neighborhood to
its modern incarnation as a multicultural hub,
Esquilino always has something going on—polyglot
vendors debate street artists while kids play pick-up
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August 5, 2018|
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Response from Sharon S | Reviewed this property |
According to Wikipedia........ Bianchini's gnomon projects the sun's image onto his line just before solar noon, around 11:54 in late October Bianchini's sundial was built along the meridian that crosses Rome, at longitude... More
February 26, 2018|
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Response from petematthews | Reviewed this property |
Yes - that was the only English Mass advertised when I visited the Basilica. Best Peter
May 23, 2016|
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There are shops around outside