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“Basilica S Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri-Rome”

Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri
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Panoramic Tour of Roma with Vespa and Lunch
Ranked #32 of 1,490 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.
Leicester, England, United Kingdom
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“Basilica S Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri-Rome”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2014

Really loved this church..a well worth visit! The walls and floor paintings were breath taking. It is free to go into, but at the entrance there is a man that stands there with a little dish and asks for donations for the church. We did not mind donating a little money.

Visited April 2014
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2014

Our tour guide from Scooteroma recommended this, we wouldn't have known about it without his recommendation. It is beautiful and we found it more moving than the larger, more touristy churches. Other visitors respected the silence and it made it more enjoyable to take in the beauty of the Basilica. Well worth a visit.

Visited April 2014
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Madrid, Spain
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“It was just in our way back to the airport... and we stayed there for more than 30 minutes!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2014

This "Basilica" was not in our initial plan for Rome, but we entered there because it was in our way back to the shuttling bus stop to the airport, and it was an amazing visit. I really love the astronomy and the ancient techniques for counting the days, and inside this Basilica there's a huge and amazing solar calendar, able to take into account the inclination of the sunlight that arrives to the earth an to detect the time of the year in which we are in each moment! It's just nice! I could have been there for hours seeing the sun ray in the floor, marking the spring equinox. It's a very interesting visit, for sure.

Visited March 2014
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“Very old and must see the La Meridiana”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2014

This very unique looking church is open Monday - Saturday from 7-6:30 and most of the day on Sunday. The curved brick facade was once part of the steamed room of the ancient baths. The Baths of Diocletian was built in 300 A.D. and is part of the church. In the main hall, the eight red granite columns are from ancient Rome. The church was designed by Michelangelo. The entry hall was once the cooling off room from the baths. In the apse was the 32,000 square foot swimming pool.
The Clementine Sundial in the church is very unique. Pope Clement XI in the early 1700s ordered Bianchini to build a Meridian Line. There is a pinhole located at the top of the wall that shines down on the line.

Visited March 2014
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“Big, high ceiling”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2014

Impressive high ceiling, very big. Inside the church is very basic, but you will find an interesting horoscope pavement in the church.

Visited April 2013
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