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Chiesa di Santa Maria Maddalena

#191 of 1,503 things to do in Rome
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Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
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Address: Piazza della Maddalena 53, 00186 Rome, Italy
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Sanctuary

Walking up from the Pantheon we saw the beautiful facade of this apparently small church and were drawn through the open door. The interior was spectacular and gave a feeling of... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2017
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Australia
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Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Walking up from the Pantheon we saw the beautiful facade of this apparently small church and were drawn through the open door. The interior was spectacular and gave a feeling of serenity and tranquility. Time to reflect, time to appreciate the art. Worth stopping in.

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germantown, tn
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

For years we just passed by on our way to gelato....now we stop in to admire and give thanks every time we are there. As another has said, it has a dazzling interior!

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Kathmandu, Nepal
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Reviewed 28 February 2017

A unique style for Rome churches the Rococo facade is recognizable. The interior is also stylish with other architectural features. Only about 20 steps from Piazza Rotonda.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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Reviewed 6 February 2017

Not far from The Pantheon, you will find this interesting church. It is unusual because of its curved façade which was completed in 1735. Again, tourists do not flock to see this church. While most of the churches in Rome are dedicated to Mary, the mother of Jesus, this church is dedicated to Mary Magdalene. You will be dazzled by... More 

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Reviewed 9 January 2017

Soooo beautiful! The art inside is unbelievable. And the body of Saint Camillus is worth a look. My daughter said this was her favorite church of our entire visit to Rome, even more so than St. Peter's. Church closes promptly at 1 for a lunch break, as do most Italian cathedrals.

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Belmont, California
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Reviewed 5 January 2017

If you happen to wander into Piazza Maddalena, then you must take some time to go into the church with its beautiful Rococo interior. There are so many famous churches and it's easy to miss this one so do yourself a favor and go in and enjoy the ornateness of it all.

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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 28 November 2016

We stumbled upon Chiesa di Santa Maria Maddalena, (Church of Mary Magdalene), when walking to Chiesa di Sant' Ignazio di Loyola. The church started as a small chapel built 1320, then in 1586 the church with adjoining hospital was assigned to Camillus de Lellis, founder of the Camillians, who cared for the wounded and sick. Reconstruction on the church started... More 

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 October 2016

We just about missed this church on our way to the Pantheon. So serene and very beautiful. We spent more time in this chapel than we did at the Pantheon. Simply Stunning.

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Goodshaw, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

In contrast to the pantheon a couple of streets away, this church is the most breathtakingly beautiful and serene place. Please go, don't spoil the silence and make sure you donate!

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Brussels, Belgium
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Reviewed 3 July 2016

Admire the 3 works of Caravaggio dedicated to St Matthew - in the chapel left of the altar. This is way better than an overcrowded museum ! You can marvel at Caravaggio's famous clair-obscur technique and see the paintings at the location where they were destined for.

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