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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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A visit to the Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels and the Martyrs

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... read more

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 2 days ago NEW

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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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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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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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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Fascinating restoration by Michelangelo who created a church inside the ruins of an ancient roman bath house. Make sure you get some information about the meridian line, where the sun shines through a small hole in the external wall and crosses the long brass line on the floor at solar midday (no where near 12:00 as Rome is not the... More 

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This may be one of the most impressive basilicas I saw in the endless parade of them in Rome. Its sheer size is impressive, with each little enclave approximating the size of the average church here in suburbia Canada. Marble covers every inch of the insides. Don't forget to look up. The frescoes are breathtaking. Be respectful, wear covering clothing,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Basilica is something that could only be found in Rome. The church is built in the remains of the Baths of Diocletian, orienting the Basilica in the Ancient Roman style, the precursor the Christian Cathedral style that we know today. The decorations are not over the top, but create a beautiful, peaceful space. The church is extremely quite and... More 

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Not pretentious, not overcrowded, really old, with tones of history around it. Also the whole area is really interesting with the Planetarium next to it and the monastery rooms which are used nowadays too!

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When we were there it was a bit late and the church was not lighted up but the little we viewed was interesting especially the bronze statue exactly when walking in from the front door.

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