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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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From the outside it doesn´t say much, but that is the problem with many of the roman churches, and once inside you can see how wrong you were. Located just on the same grounds... read more

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Valladolid, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

From the outside it doesn´t say much, but that is the problem with many of the roman churches, and once inside you can see how wrong you were. Located just on the same grounds than the old Baths of Diocletian, and in the Piazza da Republica. It is big, suntuous, and it has an interesting solar orientation, whose meaning you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Fascinating restoration by Michelangelo who created a church inside the ruins of an ancient roman bath house. Make sure you get some information about the meridian line, where the sun shines through a small hole in the external wall and crosses the long brass line on the floor at solar midday (no where near 12:00 as Rome is not the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This may be one of the most impressive basilicas I saw in the endless parade of them in Rome. Its sheer size is impressive, with each little enclave approximating the size of the average church here in suburbia Canada. Marble covers every inch of the insides. Don't forget to look up. The frescoes are breathtaking. Be respectful, wear covering clothing,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Basilica is something that could only be found in Rome. The church is built in the remains of the Baths of Diocletian, orienting the Basilica in the Ancient Roman style, the precursor the Christian Cathedral style that we know today. The decorations are not over the top, but create a beautiful, peaceful space. The church is extremely quite and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not pretentious, not overcrowded, really old, with tones of history around it. Also the whole area is really interesting with the Planetarium next to it and the monastery rooms which are used nowadays too!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we were there it was a bit late and the church was not lighted up but the little we viewed was interesting especially the bronze statue exactly when walking in from the front door.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Do not miss this! Pure bliss inside! Outside old ruined like structures! Very near to Termini station. Extremely beautiful from inside! I was like wow after entering! Also visit the exhibition hall to read its history! Purely mesmerizing!!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I arrived early for my tour and this basilica was the closest to my hotel for a Sunday morning mass. What a wonderful surprise! St. Paul and the Sistine Chapel were stunning and impressive, but this basilica is a cozy, spiritual, beautiful and filled with traditional and modern art. Not crowed with tourists. I returned to this place several times... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were pleasantly surprised with this church, as it was close to our hotel and we left it on the last day. The basilica is magnificent and the energy of the place was amazing, especially with the choir singing at that hour, enhanced by the amazing acoustics. Try to visit if you can!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

This is by far one of the most breathtaking buildings in Rome - so much culture, history, art. Go to the Rooftop to see the most amazing views, it is a lift which you oay 6 euros for by well worth it. Again you will have to queue to get in, but the queue moves quickly. Don't been fooled by... More 

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