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“Baroque Church with Lovely Interior on the Corso”

Basilica dei SS. Ambrogio e Carlo
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Rome, Italy
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“Baroque Church with Lovely Interior on the Corso”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2013

The Basilica dei Santissimi Ambrogio e Carlo al Corso (also known as San Carlo al Corso) is a Baroque church in Rome on the Via del Corso. The church is dedicated to Saint Ambrose and Saint Charles Borromeo. The central vault is frescoed with a Fall of the Rebel Angels by Giacinto Brandi and there is a lovely altarpiece depicting Saints Ambrose and Charles Borromeo with the Virgin and Jesus. Behind the altar is a niche with a reliquary containing the heart of St Charles. Interestingly, one side chapel is dedicated to St. Olav of Norway. This is a very lovely Baroque church that is well worth a visit if you are strolling down Via del Corso. Note that as of February 2013 this church was undergoing some restoration to the front so there was some scaffolding present.

Visited February 2013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2013

Beautiful church, a good stop between the shops at via del Corso. Encontrei por acaso, o interior da igreja é belíssimo, vale a pena visitar

Visited September 2012
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“Stand-out Baroque Church”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2012

Let's face it, Rome is filled with baroque churches and eventually you begin to feell that if you've seen one baby cherub, you've seen them all. Nonetheless, Sts. Ambrose and Charles (Ambrose of Milan and Charles Borromeo) is worth seeing. (Technically the Church is Basilica Sant'Ambrogio e Carlo al Corso, but it is usually known simply as San Carlo al Corso) First, it is right on the Via Corso, and not far from the Spanish Steps and the Piazza Del Popolo. Second, it seems to have been recently renovated, so it is much brighter than many of the little Barroque churches around Rome. Third, it is an excellent example of Baroque art, a level of quality that you don't see in many. Finally, in the ambulatory behind the High Altar it has a relic of the heart of St. Charles Borromeo, given by the Archbishop of Milan. A Basilica definitely worth seeing!

Visited February 2012
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