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“Saint Theresa in Ecstasy”

Santa Maria della Vittoria
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Semi-Private Walking Tour: Angels and Demons
Ranked #57 of 2,024 things to do in Rome
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

You go to this church to see Bernini's masterpiece, Saint Theresa having an orgasm... er... in Ecstasy, and the wax coated corpse of Saint Victoria. Both are worth seeing for their weird value as much as their significance. Across the street is a famous Bernini fountain at the terminus of an ancient aquaduct. Across the street the other way is Saint Susannah, the church of America in Rome. It's all quite close just up the Quirinal hill from Metro Reppublica, so make sure to visit.

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Reviewed July 28, 2013

One of the most beautiful sculptures in all of Rome is here in this church. Bernini's masterpiece as far as I'm concerned! The church is almost easy to miss as you walk by in the neighborhood but take the time to step inside.

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Reviewed July 26, 2013

Bernini's sculpture of the Ecstasy of St Theresa is beautiful and worth seeing. The church itself is stunning.

Thank Susan R
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

The famous statue Ecstasy of St. Teresa was truly stunning and a wonderful introduction to Bernini in the flesh. The frescoes on the ceiling were vibrant and the marble angels float down into the church beautifully.

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Reviewed July 10, 2013

Many people go out of their way to visit this church just to see Bernini's Ecstasy of St. Teresa, and rightly so. I didn't know until I read it here that you could light the figure by inserting coins, but the natural light supplied by Bernini's alabaster window seemed perfect to me. It was just as Bernini intended us to see it. St. Teresa is, of course, stunning. The church is decorated in the Baroque style and is beautiful in its excesses. If you're a Bernini fan, don't miss it. If you happen to be in the neighborhood, stop in even if you're not a Bernini fan. St. Teresa might make you one.

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