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Chiesa di Santa Maria dell'Orazione e Morte

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Via Giulia 262, 00186 Rome, Italy
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Reviewed June 5, 2019

There are not massive statues. There are not dozens of paintings by top artists. There is not gold paint on everything. That may explain why there are not tourists here. Make it a point to visit. It’s not far from the “cool” places, and it...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed June 24, 2018

This church is located along Via Giulia, next to the Farnese Arch and is rather macabre. Around the entry portal are two laurelled skulls and above is a carving of “time flying” and a plaque with the inscription (loosely translated) “today me, tomorrow you” Our...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed March 20, 2018

This is a very unique place to get to know the philosophy behind the habit that in the 1700's the Dominican monks had on decorating churches with human bones. It has been under restoration for a lot of years. I think they reopened again and...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed August 18, 2017 via mobile

It was my intention to visit its inside but I was very disappointed that unfortunately it's closed down for restoration. However, don't avoid it as the facade is still very interesting with the winged skulls looming over and the walk in Via Giulia is still...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed April 24, 2017 via mobile

We stopped here with a guided tour late one evening. The theme of death is obvious in this church dedicated to St Mary of Prayer and Death. Centuries ago a special order of monks used to collect the bodies of the unknown dead and give...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

This church was built in the late 16th century to collect the bodies of unknown dead and give them a Christian burial. Although closed you can see see the pair of winged shills each side of the main doorway which are rather glorious albeit spooky.

Date of experience: October 2016
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empainton
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Yes, now it is opened again.
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It's Nov 2018 & still closed for restoration.
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