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Chiesa di Santa Maria Maddalena

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Chiesa di Santa Maria Maddalena

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Piazza della Maddalena 53, 00186 Rome Italy
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SpagnaRome Metro11 min
Barberini - Fontana di TreviRome Metro14 min
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Faster Than Skip-the-Line: Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica Tour
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Faster Than Skip-the-Line: Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica Tour

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Home to some of the world’s most iconic paintings, the Vatican Museums attract huge crowds. Save yourself hours of waiting by booking this skip-the-line tour of the Sistine Chapel, Raphael’s Rooms, and St. Peter’s Basilica (when the option is selected) in Rome. Early morning and evening tour options mean you can explore the complex during far less crowded time slots. Upgrade to a small-group tour limited to 10 people for a more personalized experience.
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AllanJGJ wrote a review Oct 2019
Wellington, New Zealand3,199 contributions908 helpful votes
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We sought this church out given that it's Rococo style is apparently highly unusual in Rome. Unfortunately the exterior was completely smothered in scaffolding. But internally it was still worth a look with some striking over-the-top Rococo features. Perhaps not worth a special trip unless you are a dedicated collector of churches, but if you're passing...
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Date of experience: October 2019
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dapper777 wrote a review Sep 2019
Monaco22,658 contributions2,292 helpful votes
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It is a beautiful baroque Roman church dedicated to St. Mary Magdalene, near the Pantheon. Built by the hand of Giacomo della Porta, Carlo Maderno and Francesco Paparelli, in 1668-1685. It is uncertain who designed the curved main facade, which was finished circa 1735 and is Rococo, an unusual, very ornate style in Roman church facades. The peculiarity of the church consists of the numerous chapels, all richly decorated. The ceilings were painted by Sebastiano Conca. On top of the altar there is the painting of a Madonna dated C.XII, where the church gets its name attached to the Mother House of Camillians, Order of the Ministers of the Infirm. Despite its central location, Santa Maria Maddalena is rarely crowded: whereas thousands of people gather in front of the Pantheon about 200 feet away, few manage to pass through here. The church is not notable for any single great work, painting or altarpiece, but it is covered in frescoes and dripping with details. The organ lofts are impressive feats of architecture! There is a great religious atmosphere, you naturally slow down and hold your breath the moment you enter the church: it a beautiful oasis and a place to step away and reflect, if only for a few moments. We decided to stop in as we passed by and it was so worth the diversion. Take a minute and gaze on the wonder that is the inside of this lovely baroque, and highly ornate church. You will like it.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Foodie_CST🍽🇷🇴 wrote a review May 2019
Targu Jiu, Romania4,726 contributions36,941 helpful votes
Pretty lovely Chruch close to our location, we stuble upon it on our way to Trevi Fountain. Worth a check if you are in the area but not a must visit.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Jacqueline P wrote a review Apr 2019
76 contributions15 helpful votes
Fantastic building, must be seen to be appreciated, the decor inside is so inspiring, ornately decorated
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Date of experience: March 2019
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BettyKate wrote a review Oct 2018
London, United Kingdom300 contributions77 helpful votes
I very much enjoy visiting this church. It is tastefully decorated, whilst elaborate it is not overpowering. There are numerous amazing paintings to admire as well as the elegant architecture. I generally found the church to be a quiet and peaceful place where one can spend quality time in prayer, reflection and/or meditation. One thing I really like is the the candles you can light to support your prayer are still real candles which is a rarity in Rome.
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Date of experience: October 2018
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