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Santa Maria dell'Anima

#323 of 1,257 things to do in Rome
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Address: Via di Santa Maria Dell'Anima 64, 00186 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: 06/68801394
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Beautiful church

This is an excellent example of the amazing surprises you can find behind the nondescript exteriors of neighborhood churches in Rome. After entering this church we realized that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 16, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

The church is the church of German-speaking Catholics in Rome. In an interesting history it was plundered by the French after the French revolution and the sacristy was used as a horse-stall. There are many beautiful paintings and sculptures including the the tomb of Pope Hadrian VI and a 1532 re-interpretation of Michelangelo's Pietà by Lorenzetto, one of his contemporaries.... More 

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Luzon, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

I love Rome simply because I get the chance to go to mass two to three times a day with the so many churches in the city. I feel blessed that I get to received our dear Lord in Holy mass. I just love the beautiful designs of Rome churches.Amazing

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015 via mobile

This is an excellent example of the amazing surprises you can find behind the nondescript exteriors of neighborhood churches in Rome. After entering this church we realized that there are hundreds of hidden gems throughout the city. My strong recommendation is to enter as many churches as you can, even those with plain exteriors. They are amazing works of art.

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Rome, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Santa Maria dell'Anima (Our Lady of the Soul) is a very colorful and lovely church, the home of German-speaking Catholics in Rome, just a few steps away from Piazza Navona. It is packed full of paintings, funeral monuments, and stained glass. The ceiling and marble work are particularly lovely. Definitely worth a visit if you are at Piazza Navona.

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Krakow, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Yes, in Rome are 350+ churches, and this little one can't be compered to the St. Peters, but if you have a few minutes left, don't wait. It's definitely worth it :)

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LAND O LAKES
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

A well maintained church and the German national church of Rome, you can't visit without taking a few photos of the beautiful interior. Just 1 block west of Piazza Navona.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

I was born in Utrecht (Netherlands) in 1959. About 200 yards away from the spot where 500 years earlier in 1459 Adrianus Florisz Boeyens was born, who in 1507 became the tutor of the later emperor Charles V, in 1512 his counsellor, and who in 1522 became the first (and so far only) Dutch pope. They say he was so... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

I stopped by this little church on my way to the Brueghal exhibition at Il Choreto del Bramante. Interior of church has dazzling marble and decor - not large so it was a quick and pleasant stop...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

I stumbled across this beautiful church. It serves as the German speaking church in Rome, and there is a full schedule of services in German. It is a very beautiful church - although when I visited it had lots of scaffold up inside for renovations.

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