Basilica di Sant'Agostino in Campo Marzio, Rome

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Sant'Agostino is a Roman Catholic church in the piazza of the same name near Piazza Navona, in the rione Sant'Eustachio, of Rome, Italy. It is one of the first Roman churches built during the Renaissance.HistoryThe construction the church was funded by Guillaume d'Estouteville, Archbishop of Rouen and Cardinal Camerlengo (1477-1483). The façade was built in 1483 by Giacomo di Pietrasanta, using travertine taken from the Colosseum. The design of the church is attributed to the late 15th century architect Baccio Pintelli, with later 18th century restorations of the interior by Luigi Vanvitelli. It is a plain work of the early Renaissance style.The Titulus S. Augustini has been held by Cardinal Jean-Pierre Ricard since 2006. Furthermore, it is the station church of the first Saturday in Lent.
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  • August 18, 2017
    St. Augustine is not one of the churches that are within the usual sightseeing, however who stroll around Piazza Navona should come to visit, because it is worth. Coming out the bottom of the square, hand right brings you to the Piazza in San Augustine, where the Church is. Just enter on the right, the sculpture of the Virgin of divine birth, where van Roman parturients to ask for a good birth and where was Papa Juan XXIII, to ask for the birth of the Second Vatican Council. ENN the ship on the left, passing the altar of the Madonna of the pilgrims by Caravaggio, is the altar with the picture that represents the martyrdom of Santa Apollonia, patron saint of dentists. On one side pliers and teeth that tore the Holy, appear as attributes of his martyrdom. At the bottom of that same ship within the altar are preserved the relics of Santa Monica, mother of St. Augustine. Leaving the square, in the building next to the Church, the Angelica library, preserves the most ancient Rome, with a significant repository of incunabula, maps, maps and rare books.
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  • August 17, 2017
    400 Church which is well worth a visit, for the fresco of Prophet Isaiah of Raphael. Baroque church, located in the square in Campo Marzio
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  • August 13, 2017
    But how, not five stars to a Basilica with Sansovino, Raphael, Caravaggio together? You know how it is, Rome is so wonderful that we can make strict: released Dazed by Caravaggio unattainable San Luigi dei Francesi, I make a detour of thirty meters left to admire its Web here preserved and it seems to me, as it should in comparison with better, less. Beautiful anyway, mind you, and so full of beauties go at it is an instant and an enjoyment together. Especially that the Basilica is, for once, not in the beautiful Renaissance façade and Baroque but harmonically the Interior with works in marble that takes your breath away that Sansovino. And Raphael? Hurts to admit it, but he, too, in "the Prophet Isaiah", it seems, in a display of Michelangelo, performed slightly below par. What are you doing now? Only an extraordinary Sansovino, a beautiful Caravaggio and a mediocre Raphael in a Basilica by perfect proportions? Where will it all end?
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  • Dime a dozen Roman Church (Mainly Renaissance, I believe). This means it would be hardly worth the 15 minutes trouble in Rome, but in any American city it would be worth planning half a day around. This church though is elevated up even from there by a middle of the pack Caravaggio (again the relativity thing: worth building a fifty million dollar museum around the painting in other cities, and yet in Rome merely worth popping in for if you find you're walking by it, but don't sweat it). Nevertheless, for all my off-the-cuff casualness, it's kind of a gorgeous painting (check out those dirty feet, the shoulders...) and it's a three minutes walk from either Piazza Navona or, more to the point, The Church of St. Louis of the French (San Luigi dei Francesi) which holds three more Caravaggio masterpieces. And, if you can set aside that perhaps just recently you've been in nine churches, 4 prettier, 3 about the same, and 2 not quite so nice, and instead trick your mind into this being the only church you have ever seen, the beauties of San'Agostino are capable of burning ice out of your heart.
  • Mine is a review of the church, not the nearby cafe. St Eustace is a nice little church of the late baroque period. There is a nice collection of late paintings along the side altars as well. I'm not sure I would make a trip here just for this church, but it's worth a visit if you're passing by.
  • Small and beautiful Basilica between the Pantheon and Piazza Navona, behind Palazzo Madama, seat of the Senate. Noteworthy is the crib that according to tradition is one of the cribs that are annually during the Christmas season.
  • This place has terrible customer service. The employees made a huge mistake and did not want to fix it. THEY ARE NOT A TOURIST FRIENDLY BUSINESS. The coffee was dreadful. Avoid this place. There are much better options than this place in Rome.
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