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Chiesa di Sant'Agnese in Agone

#73 of 1,429 things to do in Rome
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Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
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Address: Piazza Navona, 00186 Rome, Italy
Phone Number:
+39 06 6819 2134
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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This is another church not to be missed in Rome – it sits right on the Piazza Navona. Four different architects put their hands on it to make it look the way we see the church... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is another church not to be missed in Rome – it sits right on the Piazza Navona. Four different architects put their hands on it to make it look the way we see the church today. In 1652, Pope Innocent X authorized Girolamo Rainaldi to start a project for the church. Starting in 1653 the famous architect Borromini designed... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stumbled on this by chance, it's a dominating building in the Piazza but we hadn't considered what it was. The door was open one night so we thought we'd explore and we walked into such a stunning place we were amazed it wasn't on everyones list when they visit rome. The Church was in service so this really was... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

It gives you the impression of a large church from the outside but in fact it is a small and shallow church but with unusual features and interesting spaces connected with the life of Santa'Agnese. Not a miss but if you visit Piazza Navona enter

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

This is a famous 17th century church, which is located in the centre of the Piazza Navona. You will not miss it when visiting Piazza Navona Square. The structure of the church is amazing, it consists of brick and limestone and is supported by massive arched vaults. Note its interior is on a Greek-Cross plan which is emphasized by the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

Another beautiful church located in front of the Piazza Navona. A popular church visited by tourists. Originally commissioned by the Pamphili family who also had a palazzo next door. Church is original site where St. Agnes was martyred in the ancient stadium of Domitian below the church. Designed by several architects, however Borromini designed the main sacristy. The church contains... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

We visited on Thursday evening specially to see the advertised concert. When we asked it had been cancelled. The inside of the church is quite spectacular.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

This church went through a bunch of the greatest renaissance architects before being completed. Located in conjunction with the private palace of a Pope it served as the family chapel ... nice job if you can get it!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Another church we entered out of curiosity. Pictures are not allowed but it's a nice place to just sit and relax and take in the amazing city of Rome.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

A small church. No pictures allowed. Beautiful cupola. A quick stop to see if your are in the area. Not a must see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

This may turn out to be a hidden gem of a beautiful Baroque church fronting on Piazza Navona since most eye will be focused on the Bernini fountain directly in front of it. But the design by Borromini will definitely surprise you from the inside. But once enter the church, you will find the wonderful interior of green and pink... More 

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