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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.
Piazza della Repubblica, Rome, Italy
+39 06 488 0812
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In 1560, Michelangelo was tasked with converting the Roman Baths to a Christian Church. Nods to science are contained therein: there is a Meridian Solar Line to track the seasons. Although the ruins of the facade do not present a traditional church, the interior is...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I just cannot believe these types of churches are just scattered around Rome. Where I come from, this thing--alone--would be the main attraction. But in city like Rome, it just blends in. This was made from a gigantic Roman bath complex.

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Reviewed October 8, 2018

On the first afternoon we called at this church we were unable to enter inside. Fortunately, on the second afternoon, it was open and it is really magnificent inside with all its statues, artwork and paintings, well worth a visit. Ensure that you are wearing...More

Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

We went to see the Piazza della Repubblica. There we saw a small door to the Church. We went inside and thought it was just a glance. But we were wery surpriced. It is an absolutely beautiful Church. Made by Michelangelo and with paintings from...More

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Reviewed August 17, 2018

Gentle Reminder - no bare shoulders and knees should be covered. They do offer shawls (to borrow or rent). Otherwise a beautiful place of worship that should be respected when visiting. It was both educational and jaw dropping. Since it was near our hotel, we...More

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Reviewed August 6, 2018

The Basilica is hidden away, built into the ruins of the Baths of Diocletian in front of Termini. I had walked by several decades ago and am glad I made the slight effort on this trip. Designed by Michelangelo, the interior is immense and boasts...More

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Reviewed August 4, 2018

We came upon this basilica during our walking tour of Rome and it didn’t seem like too much from the outside of the building. We decided to take a look inside as there was a large dome seen above as you enter. It was quite...More

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Reviewed July 31, 2018

It's a church. Very religious. Please be polite and calm here. Many people are doing their prayer. We can take a picture. Since it's a very amazing church with all its decoration!

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Reviewed July 21, 2018

Located not far from Termini station. From the outside I thought it was a ruin before I was informed it was actually a church. Inside the church it is something else as it was aided by Michelangelo in its design.

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Reviewed July 18, 2018 via mobile

Fell in love with the minute I stepped through the huge door. What a new experience. Galilei pendulum and the meridian line are a must seen. Michael Angelo design , floors , ceilings,dome,and all the paintings are amazing. Never miss visiting this beautiful place whenever...More

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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
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Response from Elaineda | Reviewed this property |
There are shops around outside