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Basilica di Santa Maria in Aracoeli

Scala Dell'Arce Capitolina 12, 00186 Rome, Italy
+39 06 6976 3839
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Scala Dell'Arce Capitolina 12, 00186 Rome, Italy
Piazza Venezia / Ancient City
+39 06 6976 3839
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The exterior façade of the Basilica of Santa Maria Ara Coeli is unimpressive and the steep climb up (about 120 steps) may be too strenuous for some, especially if the weather is hot and sunny. But the highly-decorated interior of the church is very beautiful...More

Thank Anonymous621
Reviewed 1 week ago

We climbed the stairs. It was nice to see the Basilica. Particularly nice was the shrine to St Helena's relics. It was quite a climb up the stairs.

Thank Steven L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Adjacent to Capitoline Hill, it's a walk up the steps if you're not used to it, but it's worth it. In some ways it's posh with it's chandeliers lining the entire interior, and yet classic with its statues and marble designs. There're less steps if...More

Thank Nicki S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The stairs tempted us up even though the church looks pretty ordinary from the outside. Inside is spectacular and well worth the visit. The steps are manageable, and the views from the top are really amazing.

Thank Matvl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You'll easily recognize this church, not due to anything striking on the outside of the building which is very plain, but by the two hundred something steps leading up to the main door right by capital hill. Ignore the plain exterior, it is worth the...More

Thank James I
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The church, though looking deceptively small and plain from the outside is a large and lavishly decorated space from the inside. Who would have thought you could get so many chandeliers in a church? It looks as though each era has added something to the...More

Thank littleroo2017
Reviewed 19 May 2017

It was worth the climb. For the sights from above but also to see this church inside. Go on do it!!! It is only 222 steps

Thank Renate V
Reviewed 18 May 2017

It is located right behind the Victor Emmanuel Monument. We decided to go in after climbing the 133 steps to the top. It is very plain on the outside however we were shocked at how ornate the inside is. Mind you we have been in...More

Thank DeborahN208
Reviewed 10 May 2017

This church is situated adjacent to the Piazza del Campidoglio. it is rather plain looking on the outside but the inside is another story. The church has a very large number of chandeliers inside which makes it different from any other church I have seen...More

Thank Fellowtraveller00
Reviewed 26 April 2017

We were so excited to stumble into this church with no preplanning, it was just something that caught our eye after we visited the Altare della Patria next door. In a word, wow. The interior of this church is unlike anything we have ever seen....More

Thank Mike O
Piazza Venezia / Ancient City
If all roads lead to Rome, then they all end here.
Piazza Venezia and the Ancient City are the very
epicenter of the Eternal City. Within a 360-degree
turn, Roman history unrolls in front of you, from its
ancient beginnings to its 21st century
transformations. Whether it’s those historical
playgrounds known as the Roman and Imperial Forums, or
the side-street shops, trattorie, and churches, this
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Will Santa Maria in Aracoeli have a midnight mass this year 2016 and can one just turn up? How soon before mass starts should one arrive in order to get a seat?
11 December 2016|
Response from HosamYahiaAJ | Reviewed this property |
You can go there before 4 pm, I think there are no mass at all
Is there a fee to visit this church?
10 October 2016|
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Response from Elliemayray | Reviewed this property |
No fee - all churches are free in Rome
how do I get there using public transportation
7 October 2015|
Response from Hannah B | Reviewed this property |
I got a three day ticket with one of the Rome day and night tour buses that drop you off nearby it :) and many other attractions in Rome