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“Amazing Interior”

Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri
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Rome Walking Tour: Mary and Saint's Churches
Ranked #52 of 1,989 things to do in Rome
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed March 21, 2014

Just happened to pass this place and went in because a tour party did. Absolutely amazing interior, do NOT be put off by the exterior which, frankly, looks a falling-down brick-yard. Look for your star sign on the floor and read the explanation of the star-line!

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Reviewed March 18, 2014

Stumbled on this fantastic church quite by accident. Built on thes site of the ancient baths by Michelangelo. Beautiful and simplistic compared with some of the other churches in Rome. The exhibition of Michelangelo's designs fot the church were fascinating!

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Reviewed March 7, 2014

The surviving portions of enormous ancient Roman baths, later converted into a Christian church and decorated by Michelangelo. Truly awe-inspiring spaces that provide an overwhelming sense of the scale of ancient Rome. It should be at the top of your list when you visit this beautiful city.

Thank justhe4ofus
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Reviewed March 2, 2014

This church, designed by Michelangelo, gives us a glimpse of the grandeur of the ancient Roman Baths. You enter through a curved, concave entrance with unusual but beautiful modern doors. The entry has a beautiful dome, with a colored glass apex. The church is vast and spacious, with magnificent columns. It's stately, graceful, simple (well, at least as compared to some of Rome's fabulously ornate Baroque churches!) and somehow very peaceful despite the hustle and bustle of the Termini neighborhood just outside. There is a fascinating meridian line, which marks important seasonal events like Easter and is decorated with signs of the zodiac made of inlaid marble. A very interesting and lovely church.

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Reviewed February 25, 2014

As we walked past the ruins of the Baths of Diocletian we saw the entrance to this church and decided to go in. We were delighted. The church was built by Michelangelo using the bricks from the ruins of the baths in 1563, although much altered in the 18th century - an exhibition of Michelangelo's original designs can be seen in the Sacristy. There is also a fascinating meridian line set in the marble floor with brass zodiac signs which works from light coming through a tiny hole in the upper wall. There is so much space and light in this church it is really refreshing.

Thank margareth700
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