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Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri

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Address: Piazza della Repubblica | Piazza della Repubblica, Rome, Italy
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Spectacular church full of breathtaking statues and paintings. Located near...

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.

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We toured the Basilica on our own. Great history in regards Michael Angelo's work to preserve and structure this building.

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We toured the Basilica on our own. Great history in regards Michael Angelo's work to preserve and structure this building.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my first visit to this impressive church. The sundial was of course very interesting, the modern organ as well. The whole church is well worth the visit

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you keep saying nothing will be better than you have just seen, but the next place proves you wrong. This is one of those places, it is stunning but not as in your face as some other churches. We loved this spot and a young lady there was great at pointing out some items of interest we may have missed

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This Basilica commemorates the Christian matyrs.It lies alongside Diocletian's Roman Baths-an ironic conjunction given Diocletian's persecution of Christians.The Basilica has some beautiful artwork and is a quiet haven from the bustling Piazza de la Republica just outside.It was for me a highlight of our Roman stay.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Does not look like much on the outside but inside it is one of the most beautiful churches anywhere. Near Roma Termini in Piazza della Republica. While there, visit the Diocletian baths just behind the church

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Santa Maria degli Angeli is one of those grand Roman Churches that is unfortunately often overlooked by tourists. However, the church is rather beautiful, with baroque interiors and a stunning sundial built in the church's floor to the right hand chapel. The church was featured briefly in the film of the DaVinci Code

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I found the history of this place interesting as it once was part of the huge Terme (bathhouse) which ruins you can visit in the museum just next by to this church. The Basilica in it self is an awe-inspiring creation for the worship of God. It's very impressive - huge and beautiful. A must visit if you did the... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very large church but you would not know it from the outside as it has been built into ancient Roman ruins and the entrance from the Piazza della Repubblica is somewhat nondescript compared to other churches in Rome. The church was designed by Michangelo. The interior is very beautiful.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked into the church on a whim, not really knowing much about it beforehand and it was absolutely breathtaking. So peaceful and welcoming. Totally recommend it.

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This basilica was designed by Michelangelo and built in one part (the cold basin) of the Termi Diocletiani (they were enormous for the time being and are still very impressive). The church itself has a grand organ and some special features, like the absence of facade (an original arch from the frigidarium is used), the meridian line - it is... More 

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